Domain Monitoring

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Do you have a registered trademark? Protect it from cybersquatting and counterfeiting with our dedicated services.

Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH)


This service is available for registered trademark holders. We'll advise you when your brand name is used in a domain name registration by others, allowing you to monitor your brand name.


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ervices for Trademark Clearinghouse members

Domains Protected Marks List

The service allows you to preventively block the registration of domains containing your brand name in the new extensions that are released on the market.

AdultBlock

The service allows you to preventively block the registration of domains containing your brand name in four "adult extensions" .xxx, .adult, .porn and .sex.

Priority registration

By registering your registered trademark in the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) database, every time a new extension hits the market, you will have the chance to register the domain name corresponding to your brand before anyone else.

Cybersquatting protection

Enrollment for TMCH is useful in dissuading others from registering domains corresponding to your name. In the purchase phase, potential registrants are informed that the rights associated with that domain are legally protected.

Monitoring

The TMCH service will alert you whenever someone registers a domain containing your brand name and you will be able to decide to take actions if your name is registered by third parties.

Automatic protection

Every time a new extension hits the market, the registration of domain names containing your brand name will be automatically locked for 5 years.

Brand Defense

The domain market is constantly expanding and DPML service offers you a preventive coverage. Is what you need to defend your company's reputation and your brand's image online.

Convenience and speed

With a single procedure you can avoid the cost of registering all the domains that would offer your brand protection online. You'll save time and money.

Your image defense

By blocking the registration of the domain names corresponding to your brand in the extensions .xxx, .adult, .porn and .sex, you prevent anyone from associating your name with activities related to adult entertainment.

Multi-year coverage

You can choose to block the registration of all free domain names containing your brand in the "adult extensions", for a duration of 1, 3, 5 or 10 years.

Convenience and speed

With a single procedure, you can protect your Brand online by avoiding the registration costs of the individual domains corresponding to your brand in the .xxx, .adult, .porn and .sex extensions.

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Your questions, our answers.

  • What is cybersquatting?

    Cybersquatting (or domain squatting) is an illegal activity that consists in registering domain name attributable to well-known trademarks covered by copyright, in extensions not yet registered by the legitimate owner, in order to obtain an economic return and causing enormous reputational damage.

  • What is the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH)?

    The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) is the ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) authorized database that contains worldwide registered trademarks. Created for new domains marketing it is the most important brand protection service for extensions released on the market.
    By registering your trademark within the Trademark Clearinghouse you will be able to register the domain names corresponding to your trademark during the pre-launch phase of the new extensions, in advance of anyone else, to prevent cybersquatting.
    Furthermore, by joining TMCH, you will be notified if someone makes a registration of a domain containing your trademark by the launch of new extensions.

  • How does the Domains Protected Marks List (DPML) service work?

    You can access Domains Protected Marks List (DPML) service only if you have registered your trademark in TMCH database. This service allows you to block the registration of the domain names corresponding to your brand in the new extensions that are periodically released on the market.

  • How does the AdultBlock service work?

    AdultBlock service allows trademark owners previously registered in the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) to block the registration of domain names corresponding to the trademark in the extensions .adult, .porn, .sex and .xxx. .

    AdultBlock is also for companies that participated at the Sunrise B program of dotXXX Registry in 2011 to block the registration of some .xxx domain names. With AdultBlock these companies will be able block the registrations of the same domain names also in .adult, .porn and .sex extensions.

  • I have a domain with a generic or geographical extension, can I use TMCH, DPML or AdultBlock services?

    No, these services are dedicated only to domains registered in the new extensions (new gTLDs). For example, if you have a domain name with .com .net, .org etc., you cannot buy TMCH nor DPML for that domain.

  • In addition to blocking the registration of domains containing my brand name, can I also extend protection to other domain names?

    Domains Protected Marks List (DPML) and AdultBlock service are also available in the "Plus" version which, in addition to blocking the domains exactly corresponding to the trademark (eg Register), also allow you to block many other "text strings" containing the Brand, or various brand misspelled (eg Ragister or Rigister).

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