What is a DPML and how do I apply for one?
A DPML (Domains Protected Marks Listing) allows trademark holders the ability to block their trademarks from registration across all of the new TLDs supported by a given registry (Donuts or Rightside TLDs).
The trademark holder can submit an exact match (e.g. Example.Ninja) or a term that contains their exact match trademarks (e.g. microsoft, google). The term is then blocked from all registrations on new TLDs for that Registry for a given period of time.
How to Register for a DPML:
In order to register a DPML for a trademark, the trademark holder must obtain Signed Marked Data (SMD) from the Trade Mark Clearing House (TMCH). Any fees associated with TMCH are not covered by DPML.
Once you have the SMD, you can purchase the DPML through Enom from Donuts or Rightside, depending on which registry you wish to file for: