ClearingHouse for Intellectual Property

OpenRegistry has a direct link with CHIP. The ClearingHouse for Intellectual Property (“CHIP” – www.ipclearinghouse.org) is a revolutionary system and service through with the launch processes for, amongst other TLDs, .so and .co were handled. CHIP will soon be managing the sunrise process for IDNs in .asia. With several thousands of submitted trademarks, CHIP is the leading independent online repository for validated trademarks for brand owners, domain name registries and registrars.

You can choose which names are excluded from registration, which are Premium names, and include an auction process for competing applications.

CHIP also offers an IP claims service for registries, so possible trademark infringements can be traced and analysed before the harm is done.