The blocking product AdultBlock+ is on sale

Dec 4, 2020  - written by  in Corporate

Dedicated to protecting brands, trademarks, and other distinguishing marks on domain endings oriented towards the adult world—.xxx, .adult, .porn, and .sex—AdultBlock+, the advanced version of the AdultBlock blocking product, is on sale until December 31, 2020. This is your opportunity to protect your brand’s image for 1, 3, 5, or 10 years.

Protections offered by AdultBlock+

AdultBlock+ protects your brand from cybersquatting on all the pornography-related domain endings. With this service, your domain names will not be registered but they won’t be available for third parties to register either.

AdultBlock+ blocks your exact-match trademark as well as any other labels registered with TMCH (Trademark Clearinghouse), but also all premium domains and spelling variations (homoglyphic and typographic).

For example, by blocking the trademark and label “domain,” protection will extend on all the following domain names:

  • domain.xxx
  • domain.adult
  • domain.porn
  • domain.sex

But also on all the variations in this illustration:

Additionally, thanks to AdultBlock+, the identity of the owner will not be published in the WHOIS. Since this is a block and not a registration, the WHOIS will just say that the owner has signed up for the AdultBlock+ service.

Available for 1, 3, 5 or 10 years, the service is available to all those who have registered trademarks with TMCH.

Gandi Corporate Services’ recommendation

AdultBlock+ is especially relevant for implementing an online brand protection strategy. This service may seem expensive, but, in the long term, the price is still better compared to defensive registrations of each possible variation. This blocking product lets you easily protect yourself from  pornographic cybersquatting—an especially damaging form of cybersquatting and especially attractive for cybersquatters—without having to actually register the domain names in question.

It’s also worth noting that .xxx domain names registered in the Sunrise B phase in 2011 will expire December 1, 2021, and can no longer be renewed. The only solution to preserve the protection of your brand name is to move towards either AdultBlock or AdultBlock+. The advantage thereby conferred by these services rests on the fact that the protected domain names won’t need to be renewed, guaranteeing both security and peace of mind to trademark owners.

The AdultBlock+ service is on sale until December 31, 2020 at the following prices:

  • 1 year: $460.00* (instead of $713.00*)
  • 3 years: $1,280.00* (instead of $2,138.00*)
  • 5 years: $2,095.00* (instead of $3,563.00*)
  • 10 years: $4,070* (instead of $7,127.00*)

For more information about this promotion, please feel free to contact your account manager or write us at corporatecontact@gandi.net.

*Prices listed in USD.