Brand owners must first have their trademark validated by the Trademark ClearingHouse (TMCH). Once validated, a Signed Mark Data file (SMD file) is generated and must be provided in order to register a DPML block successfully.
Once the DPML block is in place, your trademarked term(s) is blocked from registration in all Donuts TLDs for an initial period of five years for DPML Basic or ten years for a DPML plus. A DPML subscription then can be renewed in increments of one to ten years. A domain blocked by DPML is not functional, meaning it may not be used for a website URL, e-mail address or other type of domain-related functionality.