How to Trademark a Domain Name

Do you need guidance on acquiring a domain name? The specific procedures are detailed here for your convenience. If you’re struggling with your first website, marketing campaign, or even a webpage to discuss your interest, this article has you covered.

Registering a domain name could seem daunting if you’ve never done it before. Despite this, it’s surprisingly simple. In this piece, we will explain registering a domain name and evaluate many popular services in this space (services that allow you to buy and register domain names). Let’s get right to it!

What is a domain name?

When people want to visit your website, they type in its domain name. For instance, Freename.io, our domain name. When it comes to the internet, nothing is more important than your domain name. It’s a simple approach to let people know who’s in charge of each site.

Domains may seem an essential part of the web now, but they weren’t always there. IP addresses were used for Internet protocol (IP)-based website navigation before 1983. Every electronic gadget connected to the internet has a unique IP address.

The Domain Name System (DNS) was created in 1983 by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to solve the difficulty of remembering IP addresses. To purchase a domain name on web3, there’s not much need to be familiar with the DNS technology. 

When registering a domain, it’s important to understand a few basic concepts. Among these are:

  • Domain Registrar: A business whose major focus is the registration and administration of domain names.  A very good example is Freename.
  • Top Level Domains (TLD): The last part of a URL (like “www.name.tld”) is called the “suffix.” Examples are Web3 TLDs ( .metaverse, .moon, .chain, .airdrop, .young, .free, .xxx, .layer, .hodl, .lambo, and .token, etc)

2 perspectives to consider when choosing a name (before registering a domain)

These steps might sound like something out of a web2 book but they have their use in web3 also. There are a lot of upcoming applications of web3 that are yet to function. You just have to be prepared and this is how:

The importance of the domain name should be obvious even to those who have never tried to learn the ins and outs of domain registration. You should answer a few questions before continuing with the practical registration.

Regarding the naming, there are two angles to consider:

  • Human perspective
  • Brand’s perspective

Human Perspective

Selecting a memorable and user-friendly domain name is a smart move. Choosing a name that is easy to read, write, and remember when registering a domain is crucial.

Don’t let yourself be caught in the “ambiguous domains” trap. Domains are said to be ambiguous if they produce alternative interpretations accidentally.

Brand’s Perspective

You need to quickly communicate your identity and purpose to the people who frequent the internet if you want to succeed at what you do.

It follows that if you intend to use your domain registration for promotional purposes, your chosen name must be one that:

  • Define yourself apart from the crowd.
  • Provide context that places you (or your firm) in your intended market segment through a “meaning.”

So, what next after you have gotten your domain name? You should consider trademarking it.

What is a trademark?

Once a trademark has been registered, it belongs to the firm or entity that originally owned it. You have the right to take legal action against anyone who uses it without your permission.

As a tool fundamental to determining the market differential, a brand is characterized by signs or symbols that aim to distinguish between products or services that act as economic agents in the same market so that the consumer can differentiate the products and/or services offered when they serve the same or similar purpose. This helps consumers determine the product’s origin and prevents third parties, good or bad, from piggybacking on the product’s success.

In summary, the trademark does the following:

  •       Determines the origin of your products or services.
  •       Your brand is safeguarded legally.
  •       Effectively protects you from fraud and counterfeits.

What’s the trademark of your Web3 TLDs on Freename.io?

Freename Web3 TLD trademark registration provides legal protection for your domain name and logo worldwide.

For six months after you submit your trademark application to the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IGE.ch), your Web3 TLD will be safeguarded everywhere around the globe.

You can choose which countries to register your Web3 TLD protection in after your trademark has been accepted and registered by the IGE.

Freename trademark service: how does it work?

To apply for a trademark, get in touch with our trademark department, and they will be happy to help you immediately. To trademark a domain name, you must provide a Know your customer (KYC), a list of the TLDs you wish to trademark, and proof of payment.

Your trademark can be filed to the IGE/IPI for review and receive 6-months of protection worldwide in as little as a week. The Swiss trademark service fee begins at $1,500 for a single mark.

Conclusion

Check out freename.io today and safeguard your unique domain name. Freename offers the best domain name trademark option at the most affordable price. Once your domain has been trademarked, there is no way a third party can duplicate it. It saves you the stress of impersonation.



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Once you have completed your order, within 48h you will automatically receive on www.freename.io platform, in your personal area “portfolio” the randomly assigned NFT Domain/s.

You can chose on which blockchain you want to mint on and minting fee is covered by Freename!

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Said coupon will instantly do its magic and your due total will drop!

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How does it work?

Once you have completed your order, you will automatically receive on www.freename.io platform, in your personal area “portfolio” the randomly assigned NFT Domain value $50 or if you’re lucky a randomly assigned TLD with value $699 (between these: .immersive; .multiverse; .freelancer; .cashback; .hologram)

you can chose on which blockchain you want to mint your NFT Domain/TLD on and minting fee is covered by Freename!

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Why do i Need a Wallet?

Freename domains are blockchain-based assets and would be minted and stored using a wallet. Users are required to mint and manage their domains using a Metamask or Coinbase-configured wallet. It must be a non-custodial wallet, meaning that one must own the private keys to the wallet in order to approve transactions via a signature.

To benefit from Freename Web 3 domains/TLDs, you must have a wallet. This is because Web 3 domains/TLDs are blockchain-based assets. Users can mint and manage their domains using Metamask or Coinbase-configured wallets.

Keep in mind that it must be a non-custodial wallet. You own the private keys to the wallet (in order to approve transactions via a signature).

Are the Domains Associated with ICANN?

ICANN does not manage freename.io domains. Freename.io believes their TLDs/domains must allow customers to operate independently. Freename.io wants to build a utility infrastructure, allowing customers to use their services for valuable and generative purposes. By leveraging blockchain technology, Freename Web 3 domains/TLDs have no centralized authority imposing rules and regulations.

What is a Wallet?

Every blockchain user requires a wallet in order to interact with the network. A wallet is essentially an account on the blockchain where transactions can be sent and received. It is also where one can store blockchain assets such as cryptocurrency or NFTs (non-fungible tokens). There is no personal information associated with a wallet and none is required to create one. A wallet consists of a public key and a private key. The public key can be safely shared with anyone who wishes to send assets to the corresponding wallet, however, the private key should not be shared and is the key to accessing the wallet in the event where access is lost or to create another instance.

A crypto wallet (cryptocurrency wallet) is software or hardware that enables users to store and use cryptocurrency. With cryptocurrencies, there isn’t any actual money to carry around in a wallet. They exist on the blockchain. Similarly to traditional bank transfers, crypto wallets enable users to send and receive cryptocurrencies, NFTs, etc.

A wallet consists of a public key and a private key. To receive assets, you share your public key associated with your wallet. You should NEVER share your private key.

How do i Claim my Earnings from Freename

ou can withdraw revenues generated passively through a cryptocurrency transfer. Connect your cryptocurrency wallet and, once your withdrawal request is confirmed, the desired amount is pulled from Freename’s reserves and conveniently delivered to you!

Claim your earnings by following these steps:

  1. Connect your cryptocurrency wallet to Freename.io
  2. Request a withdrawal
  3. Receive request confirmation
  4. Receive withdrawal directly to your wallet.

Can i Transfer Domains?

Yes. The domain is stored in your cryptocurrency wallet and can be transferred by you after you have minted it. Access your portfolio, select the TLD or Domain you wish to transfer and type the recipient’s address. Afterwards, you must paste the OTP code you received by mail to confirm the transaction. Keep in mind that currently, it is not possible to import the domain that has been transferred, but it will be possible soon!

Yes. Domains are transferable ONLY after a TLD/domain has been minted and stored in a user’s wallet.

To transfer the TLD (or domain), the user must:

  • Access their wallet
  • Select the item they want to transfer
  • Enter the recipient’s address.
  • Confirm the transaction by pasting the OTP received by email

In the future, Freename.io will support importing domains that have been transferred.

What about Trademarks?

Registering a trademark on your Freename Web3 TLD will allow you to protect your web3 TLD and your logo worldwide juridically.

From the moment you deposit a trademark request, your web3 TLD will be protected worldwide for 6 months awaiting for the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IGE.ch) to confirm and register the availability of your TLD.****

A trademark is any symbol, phrase, or word that allows customers to identify a company’s goods or services. Freename is a web3 domain/TLD provider that also provides trademark registration.

A user must reach out to the trademark department to register a trademark. To get your trademark filed for review at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, a user must provide the following:

  1. Complete a Know your customer (KYC)
  2. A list of TLDs they wish to trademark
  3. Proof of payment

Once these conditions are met, it takes one week for the trademark to be reviewed and logo/TLDs to be provided with six months of worldwide protection.

Is Minting the same as Buying?

Purchasing a TLD (or domain) on Freename and minting it on the blockchain are two distinct steps. When you purchase a TLD (or domain), the transaction is recorded in Freename’s database and not on the blockchain. Minting a TLD (or domain) on the blockchain requires a second step: log into the user’s personal area, select the TLD (or domain) and press “mint TLD” (or domain): done! Don’t worry, once you have purchased a Freename domain, no one can take it away from you!

No. Buying and Minting a TLD/domain are two different things.**

Buying **is the process of recording a transaction on Freename’s database and not on the blockchain.

Minting is the process of pushing a user’s domain from Freename.io data onto the public ledger of a blockchain and into a user’s wallet. Giving the user full control over the TLD/domain.

It is very easy to mint a domain/TLD once you purchase it. Simply:

  • Log into your personal area
  • Select the TLD (or domain)
  • Press “mint TLD” (or domain)

What is Domain Minting?

Minting is the process of publishing a Freename domain (or TLD) on the blockchain via your wallet to gain full custody of the domain. This means that the only person that has control over the domain (or TLD) is the person who controls (has access to) the wallet.

Minting is the process of pushing a user’s domain from Freename.io data onto the public ledger of a blockchain and into a user’s wallet. Giving the user full ownership over the domain.

Minting on Freename.io is as simple as the following steps:

  1. Go to the Freename.io website
  2. Enter the TLD/domain you want to buy in the search bar
  3. Add the TLD/domain to your cart
  4. Go to checkout
  5. Create a Freename.io account
  6. Purchase the TLD/domain with cryptocurrency or a credit card
  7. Go to “portfolio and incomes.”
  8. Click on mint TLD/domain

Which domains are Protected?

Protected domains and TLDs are domains and TLDs that we’ve detected are associated with a brand, organization, or notable person. We believe it is important to increase adoption for the next generation of the internet by helping to onboard brands into the Web3 era. If you are interested in applying for a Protected domain, please contact us.

TLDs/Domains associated with a notable person, brand or organization are considered Protected Domains. Protected domains help onboard brands in Web 3 increasing adoption. Protected domains also protect users from others impersonating/stealing their domains.

Reach out to Freename.io to apply for a protected domain.

Why use Freename?

Freename domains are unique by their very nature: only with Freename you can register domains with unique TLDs for your digital identity while passively earning money!

Freename.io is not only the leading TLD and Domains platform in Web 3, but also lets users generate passive income!

Owning a Freename Web 3 TLD entitles users to receive passive income whenever a domain is bought on their TLD. Users can register and mint TLD/domains of their choice if available.

What is a Domain?

A domain name is a string of letters and/or numbers that points to the IP address of the corresponding website. Generally, it is easier to remember a name than a long string of numbers.

A domain name is an address that people type into a browser bar to find a website. It consists of a Top-Level Domain (TLD), everything that comes after the dot, and the Second-Level Domain (SLD), everything that comes before the dot.

For example, “Freename.io” is the domain name, “Freename” is the SLD and “io” is the TLD.

Which Chains are Supported?

Freename has a multi-chain approach. You can choose on which Blockchain to mint your Web3 Domains and TLDs ranging Among Polygon, Cronos, and Binance.

A user can mint a Freename.io domain/TLD on the following blockchains:

  • Polygon
  • Cronos
  • Binance

Freename plans to expand its multi-chain approach by adding blockchains upon which domains can be minted.

Are there Renewal Fees?

No! Once you’ve bought a Freename Domain or TLD, it’s yours forever, no renewal fees ever!

No. There are no renewal fees on Freename.io. Once a user has paid a one-time payment for a domain/TLD, they own it. Forever.

This is the significant advantage of Web 3 domain/TLD over traditional alternatives.

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