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ICANN Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) Functional Specifications
RFC 9361

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Technical Summary

This document describes the requirements, the architecture and the
interfaces between the ICANN Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) and Domain
Name Registries as well as between the ICANN TMCH and Domain Name
Registrars for the provisioning and management of domain names during
Sunrise and Trademark Claims Periods.

Working Group Summary:

This document is Informational because it is a detailed description of
ICANN implemented the TMCH function.

For a long time this document has been blocked by the
draft-ietf-eppext-tmch-smd which it uses as a normative reference.
Additionally progress was stopped by discussions on the ICANN side about
the TMCH process and implementation.

The author has answered questions and comments from the working group.
New versions of the document reflected the discussion on the list.
Comments and change requests from the WGLC have been addressed.

Document Quality:

The process and architecture described in this document has been
implemented by almost all new gTLDs.


Ulrich Wisser is the Document Shepherd.
Barry Leiba is the responsible Area Director.

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