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Another single-TLD brand protection service planned

BestTLD is planning to introduce a trademark-blocking service covering its single new gTLD, .best. The company has asked ICANN for permission to launch what it calls the Best Protection service, which would provide domain blocks in lieu of defensive registrations in .best. The service is similar to Donuts’ Domain Protected Marks List and other industry […]

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Three gTLDs to lose Donuts trademark protection

Three gTLDs are set to lose the trademark protection coverage at the end of the month, following their sale from Donuts to Public Interest Registry. As noted by corporate registrar Com Laude recently, .charity, .gives and .foundation will no longer fall under Donuts’ Domain Protected Marks List service as of June 1. DPML is a […]

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.london disaster leads to mixed 2018 for MMX

New gTLD registry MMX, aka Minds + Machines, suffered a huge net loss in 2018, largely due to its disastrous .london contract, even while its operating fundamentals improved. For the year, MMX reported a net loss of $12.6 million, compared to a 2017 pr...
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Donuts’ acquisition of Rightside makes it easier on brand owners

Combined top level domain name portfolio will require only one brand blocking purchase. Brand protection just got easier thanks to Donuts’ acquisition of Rightside. Both companies have offered their own versions of a Domains Protected Marks List (DPML) that allows brand owners to block certain trademarks from being registered across their top level domains. Thanks […]

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Rightside changes brand blocking service for new TLDs

Product will cover more domains but cost more money. Domain name company Rightside is expanding the scope and features of its Domain Protected Marks List (DPML), a service that lets trademark holders block domain names across its portfolio of 40 TLDs. The new service will be available for existing and new customers beginning April 17. […]

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