NameBlock is Perfect for Registrars!

As a registrar, by offering NameBlock to your customers, you help make the internet a safer place while also increasing your revenue per customer!

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What Does NameBlock Do?

NameBlock helps your customers protect themselves and their brands online.

Anti-Abuse Blocking

Prevent Abuse by blocking hundreds of variants of your domain commonly used by malicious actors.

Exact Match Blocking

Blocks domains exactly matching your Block Label.

Wildcard Blocking

Monitor all domains registered containing the block label with instant takedown of infringing domains.

Domain Block Marketplace

NameBlock integrates with other blocking services and allows registrars to offer a multitude of blocking options across hundreds of domain extensions, including country-code extensions.

How Does NameBlock Work?

NameBlock helps prevent DNS Abuse by using several variant generator and string evaluation algorithms to identify the different variations of the registrant’s block term that are the most likely to be targeted for abusive purposes.

Single Extension Blocking

Our smallest blocking package makes it easy for registrants to protect themselves from abuse within a specific TLD.

Domain Block List

This list of domains includes all of iQ's DNS Abuse data. We use machine learning to identify terms that are the most likely to be used for malicious activity online.

Multi-Block

Multi-block options include wildcard, choose your own extension and more! These options are available at a fixed cost per extension and offer volume and term discounts.

Valuable Domain Registrations

NameBlock's algorithm identifies names that shouldn't be blocked! If a typo version of a block is actually a dictionary word or registered trademark, we don't block it!

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How To Integrate Your Registrar with NameBlock...

NameBlock can be integrated into your current checkout flow, offered as a stand-alone product, or used manually by account managers.

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Purchase Flow Integration


Using NameBlock's easy-to-implement API, you can offer your customers one of NameBlock's services in the same flow as they register or renew a domain name. Our API allows you to pass through their domain term and pull examples of what would be blocked, making their purchase decision simple and quick!


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Standalone Dashboard

For more complex blocks, such as ones requiring validation, end-users are able to access their retail dashboard at NameBlock.com. This makes it easy for customers to choose which extensions they would like to block, provide any required validation documents, such as an SMD file, and manage a large number of blocks.

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Manual Registrar Interaction

Boutique registrars offering personal service to their clients and corporate brand management registrars, for example, are able to access their wholesale dashboard at NameBlock.com and manage all of their clients' blocks. Similar to how a registrar can manually interact with a registry's backend provider, we give you the freedom to directly manage your account.

FAQ

Do I need to sign any agreement before I can get started?

You need to sign our NDA so that we can walk you through the payments, levels of blocks, integration steps and more. Contact us via [email protected] to take the next step!

Can we test our connection prior to launch?

Yes! We have a sandbox environment that will allow you to test and check all of your endpoints.

How do I set up an account?

First, you’ll need to sign our NDA and our master agreement to onboard with NameBlock. After that, you can easily access the NameBlock marketplace portal via our web interface, and/or you can integrate with NameBlock via an API that allows you to see available extensions and block levels so that you can offer them in your standard customer purchase flow.

What, if any, registrant verification is required?

The Anti-Abuse Block offered automatically as part of your regular registration or renewal flow does not require any verification process. For other packages, e.g. Exact Match Blocks or customized block packages etc more traditionally offered by corporate registrars, there will be a standard trademark verification process applied.

Is there a fee schedule or pricing document that I can look at?

We’re happy to send over pricing details - shoot us an email at [email protected] today!

Do you also provide up-sell opportunities for registrars in addition to the block?

Yes! Domain names that are determined not-blockable by our algorithm (e.g. due to consisting of generic words or similar) will be highlighted and suggested to the registrant as names that they should consider registering. Additionally, a separate list of domain names relevant to the Block Label from a pure brand protection perspective can also be generated by NameBlock and sent to the registrants by the registrar after a completed Anti-Abuse Block purchase.

Who manages support queries from the registrants - NameBlock or my registrar?

Most of the time, support inquiries will be handled at the registrar level; however, we're here for any additional assistance that you, or your clients, may need!

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