Defensive Registrations Rightside DPML Defensive Registration

8,745.00 USD / for 5 Years
17,490.00 USD / for 10 Years

The protection of your brand will apply to ALL TLDs in the Rightside registry for 5 years, indicated by the ".unitedtld.dpml" extension.

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Block registration of domains that infringe upon your intellectual property at a fraction of the cost it would take to register those Rightside domains.

From the beginning, Rightside Registry worked with ICANN and their partners to put a Rights Protection Mechanism in place before launching their gTLDs. DPML is that mechanism. It stands for Domain Protected Marks List. It allows trademark holders to protect their validated trademarks by blocking their trademark and trademark + term — without defensively purchasing real estate on every Rightside gTLD.

How Does DPML Work?
For brands that are registered with the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), a trademark (TM) holder can use DPML to protect their brand across all current and future Rightside gTLDs. DPML registration applies to an exact trademark match, a variation on a trademark or as a trademark plus a linked term. Prices are likely to increase as more Rightside gTLDs are added.

All brands that have eligible trademarks and a valid SMD may purchase a DPML subscription. Customers or agents must use the SMD during the registration process to block that specific term across all Rightside gTLDs.

Benefits using DPML

  1. TM and TM keywords or variations can be protected across all Rightside gTLDs (current and future).
  2. DPML provides flexibility so TM holders can register domains during or post Sunrise using the Rightside Override feature.
  3. DPML helps protect your intellectual property by avoiding costly defensive domain buying.
  4. It's simple to purchase DPML from our website or through an account rep. All you need is the validated SMD file.
Uncontested Domains
  • .actor
  • .airforce
  • .army
  • .consulting
  • .dance
  • .democrat
  • .engineer
  • .futbol
  • .gives
  • .haus
  • .immobilien
  • .kaufen
  • .moda
  • .navy
  • .ninja
  • .pub
  • .rehab
  • .republican
  • .reviews
  • .rocks
  • .social
Contested Domains
  • .cam
  • .gay
  • .map
  • .mom
  • .moto
  • .rip
  • .wow

Defensive Registration FAQ

What is the DPML and what is its purpose?

DPML stands for the Domains Protected Marks List. Brand owners can add their trademark-related terms into the DPML and have them blocked from registration at the second level cpr144449003101 in all Rightside-top-level domains (Rightside TLDs). DPML protects trademarks holders against cybersquatting at a fraction of what it would cost to defensively register the terms in Rightside TLDs.

How does DPML work?

Brand owners must submit an exact match of their mark(s) to DPML, or a term that contains their exact match mark(s). Once a term is accepted to DPML, that term is blocked from registration cpr144449003101 in all Rightside TLDs for five or 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.

How does a Trademark holder buy a DPML?

The trademark holder must first register a mark with the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH). The mark must be cpr144449003101 registered according to the "use" standard, which is the same standard for registration during the Sunrise period.

Are there any exclusions?

Previously Registered Domains: A term will not be blocked in any TLD where that term is already registered as a domain. If a domain is initially excluded from DPML because it is already registered, a rights holder may still subscribe to DPML (and block the term in all other Rightside TLDs). If the previously registered domain expires or is deleted, DPML protection will then automatically apply to that TLD.

Premium Domains: In Rightside TLDs, most domains are priced as standard. However there are cpr144449003101 a limited number of higher-priced premium names. DPML blocks terms for standard priced names only.

Other Sunrise Rights: Another trademark holder with Sunrise rights for a term may register that term as a domain name, even when a DPML subscription exists for it. This is known as an "override".

What is an override?

A DPML block on a specific domain may be overridden and the domain registered by any trademark owner with Sunrise rights to that domain. An override can be performed at any time and can be initiated by the owner of cpr144449003101 the DPML account, or by another trademark owner. The party performing an override must have an exact match, Sunrise-eligible trademark for the domain (i.e., the overriding party must have a valid Signed Mark Data, or SMD, file issued by the TMCH).

How much does an override cost?

We will charge a one-time fee of $80 USD in cpr144449003101 addition to the annual registration fee for each override processed.

Are there character limitations for a DPML?

One- and two-character DPML terms are not permitted. Three-character DPML terms cpr144449003101 are permitted but only as an exact match of the trademark.

Is there WHOIS output for DPML?

Yes, the WHOIS output identifies the DPML account holder for cpr144449003101 the domain and states that the domain is blocked from registration.

Do DPML account holders need be current in the TMCH?

Yes. The trademark should remain current in the TMCH throughout the life of the DPML. Rightside may elect cpr144449003101 to remove a DPML block for certain domains if the corresponding trademark is not kept current in the TMCH.

When should we put in an override and why?

An override can be done at any time, however we recommend doing the override during the Sunrise phase. There are 2 main purposes for doing an override:

  1. Domains that have a DPML block will not resolve on the public internet. Performing an override will essentially override your cpr144449003101 block and register the domain as a regular registration which will allow the name to be a live, resolving domain name.
  2. Performing an override is essentially a domain registration, once the override is done, an exact match trademark holder cannot perform an override over your domain registration. This protects you from another exact match trademark holder from performing an override and registering the name to themselves.
What if someone else has validation in the TMCH and they want my domain?

If someone else has an exact match trademark and valid SMD, they have cpr144449003101 the option to override your DPML block unless you have already performed the override.

If another TM holder overrides my block, will I get notification?

Currently this feature is not available. Registries such as cpr144449003101 Donuts and Rightside are implementing this in the near future.

Can someone override my override?

It is not possible to override an cpr144449003101 override, because that would be a domain registration.

Can I request an override online?

Overrides are a manual process that can usually be completed within 24 hours after cpr144449003101 payment. Please fill out the forms above and we will contact you to complete.