New gTLD services
With the launch of thousands of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), businesses can register extensions that describe their industry; name or location such as .finance, .london, or they can use them for clever landing pages and marketing campaigns.
Taking advantage of exciting opportunities and preventing new gTLDs from becoming destructive is critical and key to a successful business strategy. Our Online Brand Protection team can help with straightforward advice and support, relevant to your business.
New gTLD registration strategy
Often companies choose to defensively register every newly launched gTLD to protect their brand, this is both impractical and expensive. Our Corporate Account Managers will work with you to develop a strategy that is cost-effective, meets your business objectives and enables you to get the ultimate value from your domain portfolio. A well-established strategy will also give peace of mind as we monitor new launches and provide timely updates and recommendations every step of the way.
As an acting Trademark Agent, we evaluate the opportunities presented by new gTLDs and submit trademark details for verification with TMCH. We will also eliminate any concerns about protecting your brand and precious digital assets. If you already have a registered trademark we can place it into TMCH for you enabling Sunrise registrations and ongoing notifications. Our credibility is acknowledged by the Trademark Agent certification given by TMCH to Register.it SpA, as the registered Trademark Agent for the Dada Group.
What is TMCH?
TMCH is the only global database for registered trademarks used by ICANN. It allows trademark holders to enforce their rights by giving them access to new extensions before the general public (Sunrise). It also provides notifications should domains be registered against new gTLDs that match their trademark(s).
Premium domains & early access
Following Sunrise, the early registration period, many new gTLDs move into an early access phase and we can support registrations during this time. We can also register domains marked as 'premium'.
DPML blocking services
Donuts and Rightside, two of the largest new gTLD registries, offer Domain Protected Marks List (DPML) blocking services. These services are only accessible to trademark holders already availing of the TMCH service. A DPML block stops any non-trademark holders from registering domains managed by Donuts and Rightside. This is a very cost-effective approach for brand protection and we can help. We are acknowledged by the DPML Registrar status given to Register.it SpA for the DADA Group. If you already have a trademark in TMCH, even if it has not been submitted through us, we can still apply for DPML blocking services so get in touch.
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What our customers say
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