Domain Name Monitoring
How To Protect Your Brand From Domain Name Abuse?
Thousand domain names are registered every day. A fair amount of these registrations are done with the intent to take unfair advantage of someone else’s trademark through impersonation, phishing, or with the intent to profit by selling it to the affected brand owner.
Cybersquatting is perhaps the most common type of abuse and is a pressing reality for generic top-level domains (gTLDs), new gTLDs, and is also a common practice in many ccTLDs, perhaps most notably in China.
Ideally, brand owners should monitor new domain name registrations and take proportionate action against unwanted registrations. Only in this way can brand owners adequately protect their IP, secure revenue and protect customers, employees and partners from potential fraud.
In the last 2 years, we notified over 250 hosting providers and 450 registrars across the world in a variety of different languages, adapting our notifications to local laws and regulations.
Thomsen Trampedach detects identical and confusingly similar Domain Name Registrations affecting your brand across all Top-Level Domains as well in Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) (non-Latin scripts) to protect you from trademark infringement, phishing and spoofing attacks. Thomsen Trampedach tailors its strategy to each client and focuses on delivering a transparent and efficient solution for all needs.
Identification of domain name registrations containing your brand name.
Identification of domain name registrations containing your brand name with prefixes and suffixes.
Identification of domain name registrations containing your brand name in variations.
Identification of domain name registrations containing your brand name imitated in non-Latin script.
Identification of domain name registrations carried out by subsidiaries or sister companies.
Filtering of results and proactive identification of infringement using human intelligence.
Investigation & Enforcement
We are experienced in enforcing IP rights using local languages and applying our understanding of local laws. Our experts will conduct reverse searches using registrant data and identifiers found on the website to potentially reveal additional illicit domain name registrations made by the same individual. Once the scope of the abuse has been established, our experts will send legal complaints to the relevant intermediary through our case-management and enforcement system Pliano®.
We store all relevant data related to the case in Pliano®. Each “case” includes a URL, investigation notes, suggested action, a screenshot, the takedown provess and correspondence between infringer, client and us.
We offer domain name landscape reports on a one-time basis (limited to one brand name). A landscape report will provide you with an overview of already registered domain names. You will receive a list of taken domain names in an excel file together with available WHOIS data.
Premade enforcement mechanisms for over 200 + intermediaries.
Mitigation Of Risk
Thomsen Trampedach has assisted more than a dozen brands and regions in applying for their own new gTLD. We can help you too.
Thomsen Trampedach will suggest, and can register, domain names across all top-level domains.
Thomsen Trampedach can register user names across social media sites and other platforms.
Thomsen Trampedach is experienced in recovery services, such as drop catching and anonymous domain name purchases.
Together with our local partners, we can help you with arbitration procedures across all TLDs (UDRP, CNDRP etc.)
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If you are interested in learning more, please contact Andreas or Markus.