Domain Watch

How Domain Watch works

A domain name is a company’s digital brand and an important component for building a brand identity.

It is common for fraudsters to use confusingly similar or identical domain names for email scams, intrusion attempts or reputation parasitism, which can cause major financial harm or damage to your brand’s digital presence. Scams such as mirroring your website, using a similar, intentionally misspelled domain name or a different top-level domain make it difficult for a customer to see the difference between a legitimate and non-legitimate website.

To protect domains, we have developed Domain Watch and Trademark Watch, two services that lay the basic foundation for strong trademark protection. Domain Watch safeguards your digital brand, but also protects the interests of customers and other stakeholders.

We make monitoring simple

Monitoring

Monitoring

Together with our specialists, you identify the key terms to be monitored for your trademark. Our specialist reviews your business and provides advice and tips on how to achieve the strongest possible trademark protection.

Review

Review

Your monitoring is regularly reviewed by a dedicated customer team, with knowledge of your business operations and commitment to your trademarks. With the help of the Ports.management tool, the team reports only relevant hits in an easy-to-understand way.

Action plan

Action plan

Together with your team of experts at Ports, you decide on what action to take for each infringement. There are often several different options for moving forward – our attorneys and digital strategists are happy to help you evaluate the most appropriate measures in your particular situation.

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Monitoring set-ups

  • Misspellings
  • Similar wordings
  • Identical names

How Domain Watch works

Today, it is possible to register domain names in more than 1,600 different top-level domains. Consequently, for most trademark owners, it is not economically feasible to register every conceivable variation of the name, leaving it open to fraudsters to do so instead.

Domain name monitoring is the most cost-effective means of securing your brand’s presence online as well as avoiding unnecessarily large domain name portfolios. With Domain Watch you get global monitoring of confusing similar or identical domain names, which potentially infringe on your trademark. You can also use the service as a competition monitoring service.

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Examples of measures in the event of infringement

Examples of measures in the event of infringement

  • Holdup
  • Snapback
  • Takedown
  • Warning letter
  • Acquisition

In addition to our basic monitoring

We can also monitor how your brand is traded in marketplaces, how it is used
in social media and how your brand is exposed and mentioned in various apps.

Read more about Marketplace Watch, Social Media Watch & App Watch.

 

Or contact us for more information about Domain Watch.

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