January 30, 2017
At the end of 2016, Donuts, a registry which manages a large number of new gTLDs ( .solutions, .wine, .email, .network …) announced the extension of the subscription period for DPML+ service until 31st March 2017.
As a reminder, the “Domain Protected Marks List” or DPLM allows trademark holders whose trademark(s) have been registered in the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) to block domain name registrations identical to said trademarks under all of Donuts’ new gTLDs. For trademark holders, this solution provides an alternative to the systematic, defensive domain name registrations under Donut’s new gTLDs.
The DPML+ service was launched in early October 2016 and consists in a reinforced version of the DPML service consisting notably of: - A coverage of domain names identical to the relevant trademark as well as 3 variants thereof (typos or variants); - A 10 year service duration; - Free and unlimited overrides: the standard “DPML” generates an additional fee if the trademark holder wishes to register a domain name blocked by the DPML (called override). - Prohibition of overrides from third parties holding trademarks identical to the domain name blocked.
The DPML+ service is presented in a more detailed version here
The IP TWINS team is at your disposal to provide further information on the DPML and DPML+ services.