Domains Protected Marks List ('DPML') and Trademark Registry Exchange ('TREx') services are both defensive mechanisms to help you to protect your trademarks in the new gTLD universe. By opting into these services, trademark holders prevent cybersquatting by 'blocking' domain names matching their trademarked names from being registered at the second level across a number of TLDs.
Both services are cost-effective solutions, but are not referring to the same bundle of TLDs:
- DMPL: this service is available for the TLDs managed by the registry operator Donuts Inc.
- TREx: this service covers additional TLDs and will increase coverage on an ongoing basis.
Note that in order to opt in for both services, the trademarked name must first be verified by the TMCH and have a valid SMD file.
For more details on DMPL, we kindly refer you to donuts.domains/what-we-do/brand-protection.
For more details on TREx, we kindly refer you to trex.clearinghouse.org.