EnCirca domain registrar who accepts applications for Ethereum addresses

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Domain registration company EnCirca has announced that it will accept pre-registration requests for the Ethereum website extension “.ETH”. EnCirca said it will accept applications until August 10, in a press release on July 18.

EnCirca also said they were the first registrar to be approved by Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to accept applications for Ethereum domain websites.

According to its website, ICANN is a non-profit organization that serves to coordinate and develop naming conventions policy on the internet.

According to the press release, EnCirca was motivated to start including blockchain-related extensions in the registrar due to the lack of regulation for these extension names. Encirca says that some domain names such as ".COM" and ".ORG" are regulated, while blockchain domain names are not.

A reported result of this is that there are no safeguards to prevent cyber-squatting for brand names that are made available through trademark protection.

The President of EnCirca, Tom Barrett, also commented on the growing number of blockchain portfolios as a motivation for implementing brand protection mechanisms for blockchain-related trademarks:

"Billions of internet users will soon have blockchain wallets for sending and receiving cryptocurrencies (…) In response, EnCirca has made it easy for brand owners to protect their trademarks on the blockchain."

According to the press release, URL & # 39; s that end with ".ETH" and begin with a previous string length of seven or more have been publicly available since May 2017. So far, EnCircle says that around 300,000 names such as these have been registered.

For shorter names with a length of 3-6 characters, EnCircle says it will give priority to already existing URLs that are registered under another domain, such as ".COM". According to the announcement, the applicant who can demonstrate the longest continuous use of such a name will receive the corresponding ".ETH" name.
As previously reported by Cointelegraph, a mysterious individual has filed the name "Samsung Coin" with the Korean Intellectual Property Office. The person filed under the name Kim Nam-jin on July 10, while also trying to make a trademark of ThinQ Wallet – a name that LG Electronics had already applied for on July 2.

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