Com Laude and Valideus Domain Name Gazetteer 2020

A comprehensive guide to the domain industry for IP, IT and brand professionals

In our 7th edition this informative reference document for the domains market, we include insightful interviews with industry insiders, and profiles of all 1,600 registries —every place in the world a business can register a domain.

This year in the Gazetteer we have included some new features. We have grouped the open new gTLDs by target industry sector, as a quick reference guide for anyone running a naming programme. We have reproduced a world map created by WIPO showing which ccTLDs operate the UDRP or similar DRS programme. We also cover the domain blocking mechanisms that are now available.

In this edition:

Industry classification of new gTLDs

A quick reference guide to new gTLDs grouped by sector

Blocking mechanisms

  • Where blocking mechanisms are applicable
  • The features of each blocking mechanisms

Gazetteer of gTLDs

We profile 19 legacy gTLDs; the 1,182 new gTLDs which were delegated as of 30 November 2019; and the remaining 10 new gTLDs applications which are not yet delegated.

Gazetteer of ccTLDs

We profile over 400 ccTLDs extensions for 239 countries around the world.

Essays from our experts:

Domain name brand protection: a cornerstone building block in protection from online fraud

Tim Brown, LLB – Head of Brand Protection at Com Laude – explains how brands can take an intelligent approach to protecting their brand from the impacts of online fraud.

Corporate domain management benchmarking: creating brand trust

How domain name portfolio benchmarking can help brands ensure the right domain name coverage levels, while potentially reducing costs.

The key building blocks for securing your domain name portfolio

An overview of critical domain name security services, such as DNS Management, domain name portfolio security, DDOS prevention, SSL certificate management and registry and registrar locks.

The rise of the dot brand TLDs

An outline of the 10 common models of use that we have observed for dot brand TLDs and the Dot Brand Observatory,, which showcases in more detail how leading companies are using their dot brands to support their business goals.

ICANN review of Rights Protection Measures (RPMs) and the UDRP

How do you protect intellectual property rights in an expanding domain name system? An outline of progress for the ICANN experiment in which 150+ volunteers have been committed to resolving since 2017.

Domain Abuse

Glenn Hayward, Chief Executive Officer, of the Com Laude Group sets out Com Laude’s position on some of the key issues of DNS abuse.

Blocking Mechanisms

Offered as an alternative to defensive domain name registrations, the Blocking Mechanism concept appears to be gaining traction. Many of the services claim to offer cost savings compared to a traditional programme of defensive registrations.

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