Before you approach the Defensive Registrant(s), you must actually attempt to register the name blocked by the Defensive Registration.
As a result of that attempt, your registrar will issue to you a Consent ID, which the Defensive Registrant(s) will need in order to grant consent through the Global Name Registry Consent/Denial Process. Once you obtain this Consent ID, you will have forty (40) days in which to complete all of the following actions (after the 40 days, the Consent ID expires, and you may opt to re-initiate the process):
- Collect evidence that supports your right to register your desired name (i.e., illustrates compliance with the Eligibility Requirements).
- Examples of this evidence are: a passport, a national identification document, a birth certificate, a driver's license, or a social security card.
- Note that it is entirely up to the Defensive Registrant as to whether it deems these forms of evidence as adequate for granting consent.
- Communicate to the Defensive Registrant (by email, telephone, fax and/or post, details of which can be found in the Global Name Registry WHOIS database (You'll find the search tool above) your request for consent to register a conflicting name, including in that communication the evidence you've collected. o Note that if your desired name conflicts with more than one Defensive Registrant, you must request from consent from all of those Defensive Registrants to obtain valid consent and get your desired .name.
- Wait for consent. To grant consent, the Defensive Registrant(s) will use the Global Name Registry Consent/Denial interface, and following that, your registrar will issue you your .NAME (if consent is given).