Quite often, I get calls from customers shopping around who are trying to register their domain name, build their Website, and start their online presence. Only to find out, that a Website designer whom they’ve previously spoken with has already registered their domain name, and build them a Website, and an invoice is already waiting for them. The customer has no way of reclaiming the domain name, transferring it to another provider, disputing it, and usually surrenders by paying thousands of dollars in design fees.
Don’t let that happen to you. From the Trademark Clearinghouse:
The Internet is expanding drastically….right now. Hundreds of new Top Level Domains (TLDs) are now LIVE as part of the most significant expansion of the domain name system ever. More than half of these new TLDs run with open registration policies so that anyone can register a new domain name without restriction.
Brand owners need to react and adapt strategies to prepare for this rapidly growing TLD landscape. And use the Clearinghouse as the one-stop-solution for protecting their brand in the new gTLD era.