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TitleAm I eligible for DPML?
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Note: This article covers Melbourne IT DPS customers only.

In order to purchase a domain protected mark list, the following are required;

1. You must own a trademark
You must own a registered trademark in order to purchase DPML. This trademark can be used to purchase a DPML block for;

  • New gtld domains exactly matching your trademark
  • New gtld domains that contain your trademarked term within the domain name


2. Register your trademark with TMCH
Upon registering your trademark with TMCH, you will be provided with a SMD file. This SMD file must be submitted to DONUTS for verification purposes to authenticate you as the trademark holder, and allow you to proceed with the purchase a DPML block. For more information about TMCH, please click here


3. Character Limitations on DPML Terms
The word or string that you want to apply a DPML block on must be at least 3 characters long. For trademarks that are exactly 3 characters long, they can only be an exact match of the DPL term.
 

Examples

Trademark

DPML Term

Validity

Yahoo

yahoo

Yes - exact match

Yahoo

yahooooo

Yes - DPML term contains the trademark

Apple

myapple

Yes - DPML term contains the trademark

IBM

ibmservices

No - 3 character trademarks must be an exact match of the DPML term

Verizon

ver1zon

No - not exact match / containing trademark

AMEX

myamexcard

Yes - DPML term contains the trademark

UnitedParcelServices

unitedparcelsservices

No - not exact match / containing trademark

For more information, please contact your Account Manager. 
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