Domain names are key components of your identity and trade-mark. Competitors, or even a business in another field, can appropriate “your” domain name if you haven’t already registered it. You need to consider which domain names and extensions need to be registered. You should also ensure that you have all the information that will enable you to manage those domain names (ownership, administrative and technical contacts, account number, password, etc.). In some instances, it might be appropriate to register domain names as a precaution, buy domain names that are put up for auction, or intervene if a domain name is registered by someone else.
- Ownership and management of domain names
- Purchase of third parties’ domain names (in connection with a business acquisition, at auction, after being contacted by a third party, etc.)
- Domain name transfers
- Domain name registration policy for your business – what should you register?
- Issues related to the thousands of new extensions launched by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
- Administrative complaint procedure for domain name dispute resolution