NameBlock is launching soon (2 Viewing)

NameBlock is launching. Soon, you or your clients will be able to proactively protect your company's name and brand by blocking domain name registrations by others.

For example, I can place a block on my company's name, "Hartzer". No one will be able to register a domain name that includes "Hartzer" in the name (along with a ton of other 'variations' of that name).

This is great news for companies and brands, especially brands that have their websites regularly copied or their products being sold on unapproved or fake websites.

No trademark necessary to place a block.

I have more info at Buy NameBlock Domain Name Blocking Services at DNAccess


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No true domain registry would ever sign up for such an insane, open-to-abuse "service" like this and as posted on NP, the (cough) registries that did sign up are all the junk new gTLDs that are dead in the water and no one cares about anyway.

Yes, we're talking about vaunted registries like .ink, .uno, .shell, .george, .love, .kids, .moe, .tattoo, and many, many more!

I guess these loser registries were convinced they could make more money NOT selling domains that actually selling them. :LOL:
 
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Yup, imagine a name like Smith, how the heck can you block that?
 
Or The, And or It?

Any set of letters is valid and you don't need a TM - all you need is a big bag of money. It's truly an insane venture.
 
Is there anything stopping me from blocking a common last name and selling registration approval? Could be a lucrative investment.
 
Is there anything stopping me from blocking a common last name and selling registration approval?

A LOT of money and the fact you're only blocking a pile of junk TLDs that no one wants or would ever buy.

This is obviously being portrayed and marketed incorrectly (likely to increase hype and exposure), as it's not a way for a company to hoard domains or stop others from registering standard TLDs, but it's to keep some Nigerian Prince from registering Microsoft.horse (or .vegas, or .uno, etc.) and then running a phishing site from it.

The only way to hoard any valid TLD is to register them through the app (or set it to auto-register and spend $ millions $), just like anyone else could.
 
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but it's to keep some Nigerian Prince from registering Microsoft.horse (or .vegas, or .uno, etc.) and then running a phishing site from it.
Yes, and I am going to keep every Smith from registering Smith.horse or Smith.vegas.
 
Yup, imagine a name like Smith, how the heck can you block that?

Or when the blocked term in is another word. Like if Apple blocked 'apple' in all TLDs, would they be able to gate-keep someone wanting to register PineapplePizza.com or NapPlease.com

What a waste of time and/or a recipe for disaster
 
I'm quite sure (as I commented on Bill's facebook post) that VeriSign has signed on to neither one of the blocking services. I also Nameblock tries to avoid blocks that are too broad, as they generate a list of the names to block. I will review their offering soon again.
 
No true TLD that generates revenue through actual registrations would ever sign up for a zany service like this, and it's only the dying TLDs that no one cares about (like .horse or .whatever) that would ever see more money in blocking registrations. :rolleyes:

It's essentially the marketing plan of .sucks as a service.
 

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