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What is the Sunrise validation process and how does it work?

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Registration Requests submitted to the ICM Registry will be considered a final submission. Other than providing additional information at the request of the ICM Registry and/or the Validation Agent, Applicants in the Sunrise process will not be entitled to amend or modify a submitted Registration Request.

The ICM Registry’s Validation Agent will review all Registration Requests and Reservation Requests to confirm that the required data elements have been included in the request. The Validation Agent shall be required by the ICM Registry to carry out its tasks in an objective and non-discriminatory manner. The Validation Agent will have the right, but not the obligation, to conduct its own investigations into the circumstances of the Registration Requests or Reservation Requests, the information provided therein, and any evidence received in connection with the Sunrise process.

The ICM Registry and/or Validation Agent may require additional materials, documentation, and/or evidence from Applicants including, without reservation: English translations of documentation; evidence of the eligibility of an Applicant to participate in the Sunrise process, including the Applicant’s claims related to rights in a registered trademark; evidence of use of asserted registered trademarks in connection with the goods, services and jurisdiction claimed; evidence of use of an existing domain name in an IANA-recognized TLD; and, for members of the Sponsored Community, the use of an asserted registered trademark in Eligible Commerce in the relevant jurisdiction for the goods or services claimed. Failure to respond to a request for additional information within the specified time period will void the Registration Requests. The ICM Registry will not refund application fees under any circumstances, including application fees for Registration Requests that are abandoned or where an Applicant otherwise fails to provide information sought by the ICM Registry or the Validation Agent.

The ICM Registry and/or Validation Agent may request that Sunrise AD Applicants follow instructions to confirm ownership of a registration in an IANA-recognized TLD that is claimed to be in use in Eligible Commerce. Failure to respond to such a request within the specified time period will void the Registration Request. The ICM Registry will not refund application fees under any circumstance, including application fees paid by those submitting Registration Requests that are abandoned or where an Applicant otherwise fail to provide information sought by the ICM Registry or the Validation Agent.

All Registration Requests must include the Applicant’s certification, representation, and warranty that the request is compliant with the relevant Sunrise requirements. Requests that do not contain the required certification and warranty will be rejected by the ICM Registry.

By submitting a Registration Request, Applicants acknowledge, agree, and accept sole and direct liability for damages suffered by any third party injured as a consequence of a Registration Request or Reservation Request and/or the Registration or Reservation of a name in the .XXX TLD under this policy, and agree to indemnify and hold the ICM Registry and its executives, officers, employees, contractors, affiliates and agents harmless for any claims, causes of action, damages, or injuries resulting from actions, omissions, or errors.

Applicants may be required by the ICM Registry, in its reasonable discretion, to provide reasonable and sufficient surety of indemnification, and shall be liable for any costs or fees incurred by the ICM Registry as a consequence of third party claims arising from the Applicant’s Registration Request for and/or the Registration of a name in the .XXX TLD under this policy. Such liability shall extend without limitation to any injury claimed as a consequence of false statements made in the request and relied upon by the ICM Registry in Registration of a name.