Domain Name Monitoring
Detect brand and trademark infringing domain names fast.
Protection from cybersquatting and brand abuse
Online trademark infringement, cybersquatting, typosquatting, and domain spoofing pose a significant reputational risk to brands. With more than 1200 top-level domain extensions in market, fraudulent domain registrations can easily fall through the cracks if brands do not proactively monitor their intellectual property.
Webnames Domain Name Monitoring enables brands to detect, monitor and quickly act against infringing domain registrations, searching more than 3-million domains daily to identify copycat, counterfeit, and misspelled variations of trademarks and brand names.
Immediate and continuous intelligence
While core brands and trademarks should be continuously tracked in the domain sphere, there are times when on-demand reporting is necessary to support brand ideation and development, product exploration, marketing planning, or competitor research.
With our Ongoing Monitoring and One-Time Search options, Webnames Domain Monitoring provides brands the flexibility to do both in a cost effective manner.
MONITORING FOR RESEARCH
Receive an immediate, one-time report about how a term, trademark, or brand is being used in domain name registrations. Monitor competitor activities or research new brand ideas, and get a list of all domains using your chosen search term instantly.
Ongoing Domain Monitoring
Receive a daily report in your inbox and dashboard of any newly registered domains that contain your term, trademark, or brand. Domain monitoring reports are sent by email and are accessible within your Webnames’ account.
Features and Benefits of Domain Name Monitoring
Daily reporting on any new domain registrations that contain your brand or chosen keywords.
Coverage of 1200+ TLDs, collectively encompassing 300,000,000 domain registrations.
Identify potentially infringing or fraudulent usage of brands and names fast.
Discover if your brand is being used without your knowledge.
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Domain Monitoring FAQ
Defending your mark is important. A cease-and-desist letter is a good place to start. A domain registration matching or containing your mark does not necessarily mean trademark infringement is occurring. Infringement may be occurring if the domain registration is being used in a manner which is identical or confusingly like your trademark and is in relation to products or services which are identical or like the products or services which your registration covers.
URS: The Uniform Rapid Suspension System is a rights protection mechanism that complements the existing Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) by offering a lower-cost, faster path to relief for rights holders experiencing the most clear-cut cases of infringement. More information: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/urs-2014-01-09-en
UDRP: Under this ICANN policy, most types of trademark-based domain-name disputes must be resolved by agreement, court action, or arbitration before a registrar will cancel, suspend, or transfer a domain name. Disputes alleged to arise from abusive registrations of domain names (for example, cybersquatting) may be addressed by expedited administrative proceedings that the holder of trademark rights initiates by filing a complaint with an approved dispute-resolution service provider. More information: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/help/dndr/udrp-en
CDRP: CIRA’s Dispute Resolution Policy (CDRP) is a mechanism through which individuals and businesses that meet CIRA’s Canadian Presence Requirements can obtain quick, out-of-court arbitrations at relatively low cost for clear-cut cases of bad faith registration of .CA domain names. More information: https://cira.ca/legal-policy-compliance/cdrp-process-and-decisions
WIPO: The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center provides time- and cost-efficient mechanisms to resolve internet domain name disputes, without the need for court litigation. This service includes the WIPO-initiated Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), under which the WIPO Center has processed some 44,000 cases.
Litigation: If the above processes fail, litigation is also an option. The court process can be protracted however and requires companies to present legal arguments as to why a domain registered to another party should rightfully belong to them. To do this, a company will need to prove that a domain was registered in bad faith, as well as justify why it was not registered by them in the first place as the legitimate trademark holder.
No, any term can be used for a Domain Monitoring search – both for one-time searches and for ongoing monitoring. This is what makes Domain Monitor an excellent option for competitor analysis.