The In’s & Out’s of Cybersquatting

What is Cybersquatting? Protecting a company's intellectual property is invaluable in establishing a successful and profitable business, particularly in today’s digital world. The simplest way to build and protect a brand is to register a trademark. The US Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) defines cybersquatting as an opportunistic practice of registering, trafficking in, and using … Continue reading The In’s & Out’s of Cybersquatting

Registration Access Data Protocol (RDAP)

The Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) enables users to access current registration data and was created as an eventual replacement for the WHOIS protocol. RDAP was developed by the technical community in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).   RDAP is a protocol that delivers registration data like WHOIS, but its implementation will change and … Continue reading Registration Access Data Protocol (RDAP)

Trademark Registry Exchange (TREx)

The Trademark Registry Exchange ('TREx') is a new service developed by the Trademark Clearinghouse, which provides trademark holders with an additional protection layer for unregistered domain names, matching their labels, across a multitude of TLDs, by restricting the registration of these domain names in the general availability phase. Effectively preventing third party registration of domains … Continue reading Trademark Registry Exchange (TREx)

Tips for finding the Perfect Domain for your Business

Choosing the ultimate domain name for your business can become a tedious and time consuming task, but it doesn't have to be. Herewith, a few simple guidelines to ensure your domain name properly represents everything your business stands for, enough information for people to know what your site is about, however not giving away too … Continue reading Tips for finding the Perfect Domain for your Business