Following Donuts’ takeover of Rightside being formalised on 28 July, one of the first benefits to come of it is that what was Rightside’s new gTLDs are now covered by Donuts’ Domains Protected Marks List (DPML) programs.
The coverage is subject to the fine print (existing terms and conditions), but in general customers’ DPML programmes now automagically include all of the 40 previously-Rightside top-level domains (TLDs). These names include:
.ACTOR, .AIRFORCE, .ARMY, .ATTORNEY, .AUCTION, .BAND, .CONSULTING, .DANCE, .DEGREE, .DEMOCRAT, .DENTIST, .ENGINEER, .FAMILY, .FORSALE, .FUTBOL, .GAMES, .GIVES, .HAUS, .IMMOBILIEN, .KAUFEN, .LAWYER, .LIVE, .MARKET, .MODA, .MORTGAGE, .NAVY, .NEWS, .NINJA, .PUB, .REHAB, .REPUBLICAN, .REVIEWS, .RIP, .ROCKS, .SALE, .SOCIAL, .SOFTWARE, .STUDIO, .VET, .VIDEO.
Additionally, there will be no incremental fees associated with the addition of these 40 names, expiration dates will remain intact, and customers’ Donuts DPML programs remain unchanged.
As always, Donuts advise there may some coverage exceptions for Donuts DPML, such as previously-registered domain names and premium-priced domain names.
Donuts advise that if a customer holds both a Donuts DPML and a Rightside DPML, their programmes will remain unchanged and intact for the time being. In both cases, customers should contact their registrar for questions pertaining to coverage.
If customers have purchased a Rightside DPML only, their program will remain intact at this time, and will include the same subset of TLDs they originally purchased. These customers will continue to have the option to purchase a Donuts DPML, DPML Plus or register domains at their discretion. New subscription service fees will apply.
Rightside will no longer be accepting new applications for its DPML product. All new orders for the DPML programme for the combined Donuts and Rightside TLD portfolio will be managed by Donuts.