Domain Name Management

“It can never happen to me” –  An expression many believe until it happens to them.

Domain names are the core foundation for your brand online, and just like the need for a team of lawyers, tax specialists and IT professionals, you should consider domain name management experience. From FourSquare to Microsoft to FEMA, there are many stories how brands have lost control of their domain name resulting in both embarrassment and financial loss. A few of those stories are below:

NameCorp® – We Understand Domain Names. Period.

A 360° PERSPECTIVE.

Over the last 20 years we have been involved with every aspect of domain name management including: domain name monitoring, domain name consolidation, registrar transfers, CCTLD’s, advanced DNS management, stealth acquisitions, private sales and more.

PRIVILEGED ACCESS.

NameCorp® clients benefit from direct access to a network of industry contacts built over two decades by award-winning staff.

ADVISORS FIRST.

We understand value. At the very core NameCorp® is a trusted advisor to clients rather than a service provider. This is something we take great pride in. Anyone can sell, few can provide real value.

BRAND EXPERIENCE.

From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies the staff of NameCorp® has helped brands worldwide define, promote, acquire, manage and sell digital assets.

NameCorp® Services. What We Do.

Domain Name Strategy

One of our core services is working with brands to create a domain name strategy for brand, product and trademark protection. This service is customized around the individual client’s needs and involves traditional top-level domains, international domain names and, if required, new generic top-level domains.

This process includes a thorough evaluation of current domain name assets, suggestions on acquisitions (including both available and aftermarket) and a complete insight into the landscape of existing top-level domains relative to the client’s needs.

Domain Name Management

We offer corporate domain name management where the client is always in control of the domain names. Our management has managed more than one million domains through almost every existing top registrar, and understands the mechanics of each one. The client will always have access to the domains and will never be charged an additional release or high transfer fee to move from one registrar to another.

We believe in dual management, where the client always has access to make domain modifications (such as DNS changes), while we take care of the time-sensitive and organizational transactions such as billing, renewals, consolidation, transfers and more. Sometimes we do both.

Domain Name Registration

At times, clients will want to hand-register domain names. We have years of experience registering and managing domain names, including top level (.com, .net, .org) and country codes (.co.uk, .de, .fr, etc.).

This experience allows us to provide and assist with much more than registration. We offer comprehensive insight into the nuances of international domain name registration, including solutions to achieve your acquisition targets working within the existing policies of TLD’s.

Domain Name Acquisition Services

Stealth acquisitions are a large part of what we do. Our management has participated in well over $50Million of aftermarket transactions and advises clients regularly on potential acquisitions. Some of the recommendations are to fix holes in a client’s existing portfolio, while others are based on new domain needs (such as new products, rebranding, etc.).

Domain Name Dispute Services

As with any brand, cybersquatting will happen. We have legal counsel specializing in domain name law to assist with recommendations on (potentially) acquiring domain names through dispute resolution services. Our counsel is well-regarded in the industry and focuses primarily on IP and domain name law, both internationally and domestically.

Domain Name Portfolio Optimization and Monitoring

Registering domain names is one thing, but what happens when you have a large portfolio?

Many brands have domains timing out, domains pointing to old 404 pages, and even six-figure domain acquisitions with incorrect WHOIS information. For example, Marriott owned luxuryhotels.com for years and it only went to a blank page.

We provide regular monitoring of all domain name assets, including WHOIS records, DNS changes and more. We also create specialized reports so your IT team is alerted to changes as they happen.