Domain Trademark Protection (DPML)

Domain Trademark Protection (DPML)

Registry-level Protection for all Identity Digital Domains

You’ve built your business, but it’s not time to rest on your laurels. Your brand – and your reputation – is your most valuable business asset. It’s time to protect it from phishing, domain hijacking, and copyright infringement. Protect it with DPML offered by Blacknight.

What is DPML?

The Domains Protected Marks List is a service on offer from Identity Digital, the registry behind 250+ generic top-level domain names (gTLDs). By signing up, you prevent your trademarked brand name from being registered across the entire portfolio of Identity Digital domain names.

Why do you need it?

Buying DPML service protects your valuable brand from cybersquatters, hackers, phishers and anyone seeking to do harm to your business. It’s also a more affordable way to secure these domains than registering them all individually.


  • Expansive: Allows brand owners to protect more than just exact-match trademarks across Identity Digital TLDs with enhanced coverage.
  • Easy: Protect your brand’s trademark term in as many as 250+ domains in a single program. Domains blocked by DPML are not active.
  • Versatile: Brand owners can protect terms across all Identity Digital TLDs for up to 10 years.
  • Economical: DPML subscriptions are a fraction of the cost of typical defensive registrations. Instead of registering hundreds of domains to protect your domain, you make one purchase.


  • A Trademarked Brand
  • Valid Signed Mark Data File with the Trademark Clearinghouse
  • Ownership verification and authorisation
You must possess a valid trademark SMD file from the Trademark Clearinghouse for your brand. If you don’t have one, we can help you get one.

What plans are available?

5 Year DPML

This is a five-year block on anyone registering your Trademark across all Identity Digital domains. It’s an exact keyword match.

10 Year DPML Plus

This includes everything offered in the 5-year program but lasts for 10 years. The 10 year plus option also protects typos of your Trademark, as well as protection against homographic phishing attacks.

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