Protecting your brands against cybersquatting
Domain names are central to the identity of most businesses today. And with cybersquatting a continuous threat, good strategies for domain name protection and monitoring can significantly reduce the likelihood of your brand being misused online.
When they do occur, domain infringements can have rapid, far-reaching, negative impact. That’s why CSC Digital Brand Services offers domain recovery services that include dispute resolution and customized cease and desist letters. There are clear and tested steps you can take to deal with domain name disputes, and we can file complaints on your behalf.
Expert advice. Smarter decisions.
Our global, in-house team of online enforcement specialists work hard to get your property back. And our tailored approach gives us the discretion to customize cease and desist letters versus using automated, generic messaging. We are the largest Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution (UDRP) filer with the World Intellectual Property Organization, and have a 99% success rate. In some cases, we can enable the recovery of hundreds of infringing domains with a single enforcement action.
For the new gTLDs and a growing number of other extensions, Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) offers a lower-cost, faster path to relief for rights holders experiencing clear-cut cases of infringement caused by domain name registrations. When successful, this dispute-resolution policy can be used to suspend offending domain names.
What we can do:
- Registrant investigation. We can research registrants to determine whether they have legitimate rights to the domain name and whether it was registered in bad faith and/or is being abused.
- Fully researched demand letters. Once established that the registrant does not have legitimate rights in the domain name, we send a fully-customized cease and desist letter, and proactively follow up. A high number result in domain name transfers, cancellations, or deactivations.
- Dispute resolution procedures. We draft and file complaints for you in accordance with appropriate dispute resolution procedures. These include UDRP and DRP, as well as URS for new gTLDs.