Significant Domain Name Registration Growth

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.TM Domain Names are part of the general registration growth. Their SPAM fighting mechanisms and anti-Phishing DNSSec system are perfect for companies serious about e-Commerce and Consumer protection

Dedicated to protect trademarks on the Internet, .TM Domain Names (http://www.Domain.TM) have contributed to the general growth of Domain name Registrations on the Internet[1] as more and more companies endorse their support of Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) and their special tools to boost customers’ confidence in e-Commerce.

“The fact that 64.5 millions domain names are now in use on the Internet is a clear sign that e-Commerce is a fast-growing part of the economy” says Paul Kane, General Manager of .TM Domain Domain Registry Ltd “We believe that innovative approaches like .TM’s are the reason why 2 letter Top Level Domains amount to 39% of the growth and are confident our continuous support for e-Commerce will lead to an even wider adoption”.

.TM Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) give brand owners the opportunity to protect and promote their products globally, but in the local language of their customers. Japanese, Chinese, Swedish, French, German, Greek… .TM Registry allows Domain names to be registered in all compatible languages without distinction. Following its success in Sweden where it already appealed to many corporations and institutions (Press, railways, airlines…), .TM continues offering registrations in countries were accents and specific characters are needed to preserve the integrity of the brand. IDNs can be registered just as easily as regular .TM Domain names and benefit from the same specific features dedicated to e-Commerce.

Developed in collaboration with WIPO, .TM Registration Policy allows the protection of a trademark on the Internet. In conjunction with a meaningful suffix, immediately associated with trademarks all around the world, .TM Domain names are registered for 10 years, the same duration as trademarks which make portfolio easier to manage. This exceptional duration is also a strong deterrent to cybersquatting, leading .TM to be the only Domain zone to date to have experienced no infringement case whatsoever.

“Trust is a key factor of the adoption of the Internet as a credible medium for commercial use” adds Jean-Christophe Vignes, Registry Liaison Manager for .TM “that is why we implemented mechanisms to allow .TM Registrants to fight against SPAM and Phishing. By addressing those two plagues, .TM helps making the Internet a better place for e-Commerce”.

Endorsement of the “Sender Policy Framework” by .TM allow registrants to ensure their .TM addresses cannot be used for SPAM, reducing drastically the number of unsolicited emails received daily by millions. In the same way, TM’s support of DNSSec reassures the customer reaching a website on the identity of its owner if he chooses to use this facility provided by .TM.

Any company or individual willing to promote its brand and give a better e-Commerce experience to its customers is able to register a .TM Domain Name for ten years without any restriction, by using the http://Get.TM site or one of the many .TM accredited Registrars.

About .TM

.TM names are already used by more than a third of the world's 100 most well known brands. The .TM name space is significantly more valuable than the more COMmon ones thanks to 10-years Registration policy co-developed with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (UN treaty based organisation for the promotion and protection of Intellectual Property) to fight cyber squatting.

Fortune 500 companies such as Rolex, Chanel, Google and Microsoft use .TM Domain Registry, a proud member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), to build consumer confidence and further brand recognition.

See http://www.Domain.TM

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