25 Mar '14, 2pm

TMCH brags about numbers, but what do they mean?

Trademark Clearinghouse has issued 500,000 claims notices. The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) announced today that it has issued 500,000 claims notices to prospective registrants of domains under new top level domain names. The notices are shown when someone tries to register a domain that matches a trademark or trademark string submitted to the database. Here’s what the claims notices look like . That’s an impressively high number, but what exactly does it mean? Without more details, it could be meaningless. After all, there are a lot of generic terms in the database . These generic terms are ones that will be popular in many TLDs, so they get looked up a lot. If 50 people pre-order the same generic domain, they’re all getting notices. The notices are also delivered to trademark holders when they register their domains if it’s after sunrise. But TMCH says 95% of the notic...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/03/25/tmch-brag/

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