A domain name is a string of alphanumeric characters, which conforms to an established format and standards, in which is translated an IP address of a machine.
Abril Abogados, as specialists in new technologies, advise clients in relation to the domain name or names necessary to be present on the Internet. In addition, our department has a wide experience, not only in the search request and processing but also in the recovery of usurped domains (cybersquatting).
The choice of the domain name is considered a matter of vital importance. Today there are many extensions of domain, the main ones are the gTLDs (Generic Top Level Domains) considered as generic domains and of the most valued traditionally the main ones have always been .com, .net, .info, .org and. Biz. In another category are the ccTLDs (Country Code Top Level Domain) which are the regional domains of each country, .es, com.uk, .fr, .us, etc, or the .eu for Europe.
In addition, of this great variety of domains there also exist the so-called “brand domains” reserved for big brands given their very high request and maintenance costs. Finally we find the new extensions of domain considered gTLDs but with the peculiarity that these are managed by private entities that once they have acquired the management of the domain, are put on sale, these are the .store, .shop, .email, .casa, .bank, and much more.