Whatever your business, protect your brand, your name and your products from cybersquatting and counterfeiting.
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.
The service allows you to preventively block the registration of domains containing your brand name in four "adult extensions" .xxx, .adult, .porn and .sex.
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.
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.
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.
Every time a new extension hits the market, the registration of domain names containing your brand name will be automatically locked for 5 years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With a single procedure, you can protect your Brand online by avoiding the registration costs of the individual domains corresponding to your name in the .xxx, .adult, .porn and .sex extensions.
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.
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.
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.
The AdultBlock service is aimed at registered trademarks, unregistered trademarks, registered companies and famous people and provides the possibility to block the registration of domain names corresponding to their name 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.
The AdultBlock service is available for registered trademarks, unregistered trademarks, registered companies, famous people and companies that have participated in the Sunrise B program of dotXXX Registry domain.
The service provides the possibility to block the registration of domain names corresponding to their name in the extensions .adult, .porn, .sex and .xxx, preventing anyone from associating the name of that brand with activities related to adult entertainment.
The activation of the AdultBlock service requires a validation process in which registered trademarks, unregistered trademarks, companies and famous people must provide proof of registration rights on the domain name intended to protect.
The proof of use to be provided is diversified according to the type of applicant. For example, registered trademarks will have to provide a copy of the trademark registration document while for unregistered trademarks it will be sufficient to provide any document bearing the name of the trademark (an invoice, a receipt, etc.), or an advertising brochure or a screenshot of a website with the same domain name already registered by the applicant.
The Online Brand Protection staff will guide the customer by illustrating all the types of tests accepted for each category.
Companies that have registered their trademark in the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) and brands that have participated in the Sunrise B program of dotXXX Registry domain will be able to request AdultBlock without providing further evidence.
For TMCH and DPML services you cannot. These services are dedicated only to domains registered in the new extensions (new gTLDs).
The AdultBlock service, on the other hand, is also aimed at unregistered brands, companies and famous people. For these categories, having registered a website with the same domain name that you intend to protect represents sufficient proof to demonstrate a registration ad protection rights.
Domains Protected Marks List (DPML) and AdultBlock service are also available in the "Plus" version (DPML+ e AdultBloc+) which, in addition to blocking the domains exactly corresponding to the trademark (eg Register) or to the requested name on which you have proven registration rights, they also allow you to block many other "text strings" containing this name, or various misspelled (eg Ragister or Rigister).
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