Home / Industry

MarkMonitor Offers New gTLD Application Database

MarkMonitor®, the global leader in enterprise brand protection, has announced the availability of a free generic top-level domain (gTLD) database designed to help brands understand the impact of the new gTLD applications. Users of the database can quickly sift through data provided by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to identify applications of concern and map their brand protection strategy.

"The new gTLD program represents a historic expansion of the Internet namespace and presents many decision points and questions to brands as they seek to understand how these new gTLDs will affect their intellectual property and domain portfolios," said Frederick Felman, chief marketing officer of MarkMonitor. "We are committed to safeguarding brands online and our gTLD database is one of many ways we can support brands through this process."

Brands can use the MarkMonitor gTLD Application Database to help identify applications that affect their intellectual property and how they conduct business on the Internet. The database offers easy searching of all publicly available application information such as gTLD, applicant name, contact information and application purpose. Current MarkMonitor clients will also have access to enhanced features such as custom reports. MarkMonitor will add more information at a later date, including category, a brief description of the gTLD, risk assessment, similarity to other applications and infrastructure provider.

According to the rules set by ICANN for the new gTLD program, if a rights' holder identifies a problem with an application, he or she can submit comments or file formal objections with ICANN. Comments submitted within the first 60 days will be taken under consideration by evaluators, so prompt action is advised. MarkMonitor highly recommends that companies navigating the gTLD process also work closely with their own trade organizations to file community objections in cases where a competitor has applied for a generic term which it plans to operate as a closed TLD.

Pricing and availability
MarkMonitor is providing access to this database at no cost. It is available at https://www.markmonitor.com/gtlddatabase. Existing clients can access enhanced features through the MarkMonitor customer portal.

About MarkMonitor

MarkMonitor

MarkMonitor®, the world leader in enterprise brand protection and a Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science business, uses a SaaS delivery model to provide advanced technology and expertise that protects the revenues and reputations of the world's leading brands. (Learn More)

Related topics: Cybersquatting, Domain Names, ICANN, Top-Level Domains

WEEKLY WRAP — Get CircleID's Weekly Summary Report by Email:

Related Blogs

Related News

Topics

Industry Updates – Sponsored Posts

.film to Provide New Home Online for the Film Industry

.VOTE Solves Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz's Domain Name Problem

.green Now in General Availability

ICANN's Registry Audits Begin Next Week. Are You Prepared?

Sunrise Period Begins for .NGO and .ONG

.study & .courses to Launch with Support of ARI Registry Services

We Know This .Sucks

ARI Registry Services Expands Middle East & Africa Operations

Radix Assumes Full Ownership of .online

IBCA Presentation to ICANN GAC on Protection of Geographic Names in New gTLDs

NSW Government Launches .sydney Domain

New .VOTE and .VOTO Domains Now Available

Verisign iDefense 2015 Cyber-Threats and Trends

Verisign Launches New Monthly Blog Series: Top 10 Keywords Registered in .COM and .NET

.LGBT Public Launch Begins Today

.POKER Domain Sunrise Period Begins

Verisign Celebrates .com's 30th Anniversary, Launches Domain Name Contest

New .VOTE and .VOTO Domains Sunrise Period Begins

New .LGBT Domain Sunrise Period Begins

Season's Greetings - 2014 End of Year Message from DotConnectAfrica

Sponsored Topics

Verisign

Security

Sponsored by
Verisign
dotMobi

Mobile

Sponsored by
dotMobi
Afilias

DNS Security

Sponsored by
Afilias
Minds + Machines

Top-Level Domains

Sponsored by
Minds + Machines