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Various blocks already exist to protect your brand name online under multiple extensions. Two new blocks will be available soon, namely the GlobalBlock and the GlobalBlock+

The GlobalBlock and GlobalBlock+ are the first blocks that allow you to protect your brand name online under both gTLDs and ccTLDs. Your name will therefore be protected under hundreds of extensions at the same time. Your brand name will be blocked under all these extensions. So no one else will have the option to register your name under one of these extensions.
You do have the option to unblock a certain extension included in this block and to register your name under this extension so that you can actively use this active domain name.

The GlobalBlock and the GlobalBlock+ can be activated for a period of 1 or 3 years.


What exactly is the difference between the two blocks?
The GlobalBlock offers the option to block your name under all gTLDs and ccTLDs included in this block.
The GlobalBlock+ goes a few steps further and offers the option to protect your name and all 3 variants that include all gTLDs and ccTLDs in this block.


Who can activate these blocks?
The following people can have a GlobalBlock or GlobalBlock+ active for their name:

  • owners of a registered trademark (whether or not registered with the TradeMark ClearingHouse)
  • owners of an unregistered trademark
  • celebrities
  • politicians

On January 24th the 5 following new domain extensions will be released:

.diy
.food
.lifestyle
.living
.vana

A wide variety of new extensions, so there is something for everyone.

There are no additional conditions that you must meet to register a name under one of these extensions.

The release of these extensions will be in 3 phases:

1) Sunrise: January 24th to February 28th
During this sunrise, anyone who owns a registered trademark, who is registered with the TradeMark ClearingHouse, can register this trademark under one of these extensions.

2) Early Access Period (EAP): February 29th to March 6th
During this period, anyone who wishes can register a name under one of these extensions. During the EAP, anyone who wishes to do so can register a name, albeit for a higher price. Every day the price will drop slightly.

3) General availability: March 6th 2024
From now on, anyone who wishes can register a name under one of these extensions.

Via bNamed you can already pre-register your name under one or more of this extension.