While selecting a brand name for your startup, you must look up for the available domain names. The system often uses Bulk Domain search that allows you to look up a name on multiple domain extensions. As these days, with the growth of new TLD extensions such as .global, .company, .systems, .technology, .enterprises etc many more domain extensions have become available to choose from.
You should choose a brand name that is unique, this will also help you in securing all its domain extensions. In case you have made up your mind for your brand name and your favorite domain name is unavailable then look up for other available options such as .co, .net, .biz and there are many more, use Bulk Domain search. A broader array of domain names are available at SANGKRIT.net so that you can easily get to know about more options on a domain name.
Alternatively, you can also search for the unavailable domain name and place a backorder. It helps you to acquire your favorite domain as soon it becomes available for registration. But placing a backorder does not mean a guarantee that you will get the domain name as the present owner might renew the domain on time.
If someone else has registered the domain name of your trademark?
Follow the guidelines outlined in ICANN’s Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy i.e. UDRP.
You may consult a lawyer ensuring your case is as strong as possible. Remember, even though you own your trademark, a domain owner is still likely to fight back to keep the domain.
Getting such domain names can be expensive, but if you own your trademark then you have a chance of getting the domain from the squatter.
Alternatively, you may also contact the domain owner and make an offer. This can be done by searching owner’s contact information on his website or via Who. Is record.
To avoid such issues, it is better to secure all important domains extensions of your brand name.