Registering a Domain Name Subjected to Claims.

You can test Trademark Claims Notice with a label and TLD provided by Donuts technical support department. Usually registrars are provided with a domain subject to claims together with the OT&E on-boarding welcome email. If you require another, please contact our Tech Support department.

Steps to follow below for registering a domain with claims:

  1. Submit a check command for a domain with the claims extension; the system will return a domain name with a Lookup Key. 

The lookup key can be obtained via the registrar Web Portal or via EPP.

Obtain Lookup Key via Web Portal

a. In the Donuts registrar web portal

b. Click Check Domain Under Domains tab

c. Enter the domain name in the Domain field and tick the box "Claims check?"

If the domain has claims on it you should see a result page like the image below


 Obtaining Lookup Key via EPP

You will need to send a EPP Check Command with Claims Extension see example below

Check Command

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
<epp xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0">
<domain:check xmlns:domain="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:domain-1.0">
<launch:check xmlns:launch="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:launch-1.0" type="claims">


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<epp xmlns:xsi="" xsi:schemaLocation="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0 epp-1.0.xsd" xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0">
<result code="1000">
<msg>Command completed successfully</msg>
<launch:chkData xmlns:launch="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:launch-1.0">
<launch:name exists="true"></launch:name>

    2. The next step will be accessing the TMCH to submit the domain name and Lookup Key in order to obtain a NoticeID required to register a domain subjected to claims. Please note that the TMCH is a third party service. Please find the steps to request Access to Trademark Database here.

If you have access to the TMCH system follow the steps below to obtain the Notice ID required to register your domain name.

- Copy this link<Enter Lookup Key Here>.xml

- Replace this <Enter Lookup Key Here> with the lookup key you obtained from the Donuts Registrar portal earlier.

Your string will look something like this:

- Paste the whole string into your browser,  you will be asked to enter your TMCH login credentials, see image below


If your login session is successful you will see a domain Notice id like the one below

<tmNotice:markName>a v e n g e r s o u p</tmNotice:markName>
<tmNotice:holder entitlement="owner">
<tmNotice:org>avengers noodle soup</tmNotice:org>
<tmNotice:street>4 north way</tmNotice:street>
<tmNotice:contact type="agent">
<tmNotice:name>Network Information Center Mexico, S.C.</tmNotice:name>
<tmNotice:org>Network Information Center Mexico, S.C.</tmNotice:org>
<tmNotice:street>Test Street</tmNotice:street>
<tmNotice:city>Test City</tmNotice:city><tmNotice:pc>12345</tmNotice:pc>
<tmNotice:jurDesc jurCC="US">United States of America</tmNotice:jurDesc>
<tmNotice:classDesc classNum="10">Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments, artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; orthopedic articles; suture materials.</tmNotice:classDesc>

3. Once you have the notice ID from Trademark Clearing House then you can register a domain name subjected to claims.

Again you can register the domain name via the registrar portal or via EPP.

Create Domain subject to claims via the web portal. 

Login to your registrar account web portal

a. Click Create Domain under Domain tab

b. Fill in the form

c. Click Create

d. You will be taken to the "Claims notice required" page

c.  Enter the information, like the example below, in the new claims notice field





Create Domain subject to claims via EPP

Create Request

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<epp xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0">
         <domain:create xmlns:domain="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:domain-1.0">
            <domain:contact type="admin">admin11</domain:contact>
            <domain:contact type="tech">tech11</domain:contact>
         <launch:create xmlns:launch="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:launch-1.0">


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<epp xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0" xmlns:xsi="" xsi:schemaLocation="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0 epp-1.0.xsd">
      <result code="1000">
         <msg>Command completed successfully</msg>
         <domain:creData xmlns:domain="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:domain-1.0" xsi:schemaLocation="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:domain-1.0 domain-1.0.xsd">


Find some XML codes for EPP here

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