Global Relationship Manager
Another Round of Changes With Blocks
2017 new gTLD operator, Rightside Registry, will be changing their existing DPML blocking option. Rightside will automatically upgrade all existing “Legacy” Rightside DPML blocks to “Enhanced” DPML.  Features of the enhanced option include: All non-reserved premium domains will now be protected No override fees Only the DPML holder will be able to override the block 10 additional Variants are included (common misspellings, hyphens, trademark+term) Currently, Rightside’s DPML block covers 40 TLDs: .games .lawyer .actor .live .airforce .market .army .moda .attorney .mortgage .auction .navy .band .news .consulting .ninja .dance .pub .degree .rehab .democrat .republican .dentist .reviews .engineer .rip .family .rocks .forsale .sale... Read More
Tags: DPML, domains
Global Relationship Manager
New gTLD Update: The Changing Conversation Surrounding New gTLDs
As the launches of the first round of new gTLDs (ngTLD) are winding down, we are seeing an interesting shift of focus from registries. The conversation is changing from promoting the launch of ngTLDs to how their TLD is being used and ways to increase registrations and renewals. Usage is going to continue to play a key role in the discussion around ngTLDs. There are many things that may contribute to the possible growth of usage over the course of the year along with an increase of registrations. These include, but are not limited to, the release of Premium Domains, removing... Read More
Tags: domains
Senior Vice President
MarkMonitor supports brand holders' efforts regarding .feedback registry
In the capacity that MarkMonitor has as an ICANN accredited registrar, we have observed numerous issues with registrations in the .feedback registry.  These issues date back to the initial launch of .feedback earlier this year. As a result of the harm our clients and other brand holders have faced, we have provided our support to the filing of a Public Interest Commitment Dispute Resolution Procedure (PICDRP) with ICANN. This is a review process, which ICANN established as part of its new gTLD program, designed to help parties arbitrate these kinds of issues with registries. This is an unprecedented move for MarkMonitor and our clients... Read More
Global Relationship Manager
Important Upcoming Changes at the (.FI) Finnish Registry, FICORA
As of September 5th, 2016 the (.FI) Finnish registry, FICORA, will be adopting a widely accepted registry-registrar model.  Let’s look at what this means for corporate domain portfolios and what, if anything, domain owners need to do. As part of the registry-registrar model, the .FI registry will no longer be handling direct customer care.  Meaning, all day-to-day domain related transactions will need to be handled by the designated domain registrar.  This is a substantial change and will streamline the processes for managing .FI domains. One policy change that will impact .FI domain owners is the current requirement of local presence in... Read More
Tags: cctld, domains
Product Marketing Manager, Domain Management
MarkMonitor Domain Management Handbook
MarkMonitor® is committed to providing ongoing education and strategic guidance to our clients. As part of that commitment, we are pleased to introduce the MarkMonitor Domain Management Handbook. At MarkMonitor, we understand that managing an international domain portfolio is an increasingly complex undertaking in an ever-changing environment. We created a handbook of industry best practices for Domain Administrators as a reference guide for daily use. The handbook contains guidance on strategic and tactical topics such as: Registration and transfer best practices New gTLDs Domain security New product launches And much, much more Click here to request a copy of the Domain... Read More

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