A domain name registrar is an enitity (usually a company) that manages
the assignment of internet domain names. A domain name registrar must be accredited by
a generic top, level domain (gTLD) registry and/or as a country code
top. Level domain (ccTLD) registry.
Prior to 1999, Network Solutions operated the com, net and org registries.
In November of 1999, ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers) was created and is the recognized controlling body. Since
1999 hundreds of registrars and providers (who act as retailers for various
registrars) have been formed.
For more information, please see the Domain Name
For the newcomer who doesn’t already have a registrar...here’s a short
list to pick from.
Once you have received an authorization code from Boxed brands the
transfer can take anywhere from a few hours to several days, largly depending
on how the registrar you are using processes transfers. The major source of
delay here is the fact that most registrars send email to the current owner
of the domain and do not complete the transfer until they get a response.
Once the domain name is in your account you can modify it to point to
your Web site. While this change is virtually instantaneous at your registrar,
it usually takes several days for this change to be visible everywhere on
Domain names are usually registered for a one year period which must
be renewed. The registration fees vary quite a bit with different registrars,
from a low of about $4.99 to a high of over $34.99 for one year. There is no
guarantee the price of registration will not increase. (Most registrar's rates
have increased somewhat in the past couple of years.) Some registrars will
register a domain name for a longer period, usually at a reduced price per
year. (This also guarantees the price for that period.) There have been
persistent rumors that a longer registration helps with search engine placement
but we canot confirm that.
The likelihood is very high with a Boxed Brands brand name. It, however,
is not guaranteed. Our names, generally, are not keyword based which allows
for easier trademarking. Please see the Naming
Primer. Only a trademark search or a consultation with a trademark/IP
attorney will determine trademark-ability. Conduct a trademark search here:
Please refer to question # 5 above
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Yes. Once you have contacted a designer to discuss the purchase or to make
any changes to a logo design, the brand can be reserved or held for a reasonable
period of time while the changes are discussed. If you would like to have a
brand held for a longer period of time (for example, while you do any
preliminary trademark research or, finalize funding)...this can usually be done
if a refundable deposit is made, usually on the order of 10% to 20% of the
purchase price, depending on how long you want to have the brand held. Please
call Boxed Brands at +1-866-220-2929 immediately to secure your brand if you are
interested in having it held for an extended period.
The reason is very simple: the .com TLD extension is the most
recognized, accepted and sought after extension. People naturally assume your
internet address is a .com.
Simply stated: you will receive the right to control your domain name.
Please read this important article: Domain Name
Additionally, you’ll receive the logo that’s shown with the Boxed
Brands brand name. Your logo can be customized and you’ll receive numerous
design file types. Also, a document showing copyright transfer will be sent to
you. Purchases must be completed prior to any custom design changes.
Our registered domain/brand names or logo designs are sold only to you.
They’re never sold again. These are one of a kind, unique designs. You’re
paying for a unique logo design only to be used by you. It would be
unethical to do otherwise. The entire concept of a name or logo is to
be unique and let you stand apart from your competition.
The answer is the same as the answer to question # 11,
except there is no domain name involved.
Yes, small, easily done changes are free and are included in the
purchase price. Any extensive changes may incur additional changes. Please
contact the designer using the form on the page that describes the brand you
are interested in. For general questions, please use the Boxed
Brands contact page
Absolutely, simply contact the designer of your choice or see the
Logo Design Questionnaire.
Absolutely, please follow this link: Naming
Brief / Questionnaire. After your naming brief questionnaire has been
received you'll be contacted to discuss your naming project, the costs
and the time frames involved.
A client “user account” is needed to make purchases.
From the menu that is at the top of every Boxed Brands page,
select “log in”
Select “New Account”, then fill in the text fields
Select "Submit". An email will be sent to your email address that
contains a link that you must use to compete the creation of your account.
There is no cost involved and you won’t receive unsolicited
emails. The only emails will be about your purchase transactions and
Yes, it can be altered, changed or customized to your specifications.
...or a completely different logo can be created. Costs for a new
design need to be discussed with the selected designer or inquire here:
Logo Design Brief / Questionnaire
Boxed Brands will generally issue a full refund less a small handling
fee (no more than 3% of the purchase price but no less than $50.00) if
requested within 15 days of purchase. All sales will be considered final
after 15 days. To receive this refund the buyer must first transfer any
domain name (s) involved in the sale back to Boxed Brands in an expedited
manner along with a new copyright transfer agreement showing Boxed Brands
as the new copyright holder of any logo designs or graphic artwork.
Accordingly, any Boxed Brands digital data in your possession must be deleted. A refund
will then be issued using the same mechanism that was used for the
Search our portfolio/catalog of brand names or logo designs.
Search by category or simply individually by viewing all of the
brands, (recommended). Refer to question # 16 you’ll need to create a new
Discuss costs and or design changes with the individual designer.
Choose your method of payment: PayPal, credit card, check, wire
transfer or an escrow service.
Proceed with your purchase
Most domain sellers are involved only with “keyword” domains,
example, mortgage.com, beer.com, jewelry.com and so on. This is just
fine if a keyword domain is what you want or need.
Boxed Brands & several other companies create & sell
unique (non-keyword) domains. Names that have a high likelihood of being
trademarked. Trademark-ability is of great concern to many companies
in maintaining their competitive edge.
Of the few companies online that sell brandable domain names, Boxed
Brands truely stands out a a leader for two prime reasons:
We invite you to consider the depth and overall linguistic
quality of the Boxed Brands portfolio. Compare our names with any other
provider...the differences, we believe, will be apparent.
The design quality of our logos: unique, inspired, and
memorable, all done with the talents of a worldwide group of stylistically
The Boxed Brands business model is found here.
As well as a business model , it’s our personal philosophy.
Read more here: Identivos.com
Simply put, the business structure and economic model of a large, or
even mid-sized agency cannot be as cost effective as a smaller operation.
Boxed Brands can offer lower prices and faster service than a large firm, while
still maintaining a high level of creative “quality".
The obvious cost savings accrue to the individual business owner or
~more 1:1 designer involvement
Designer/client involvement is crucial, this is the main drawback to
the “crowd sourcing” phenomenon and why this CS model does not work well
for either the client or from the designer’s perspective.
All domain names that are not marked as "On Hold" or "Sold" can
be purchased now. A few domain names cannot be transfered for up to 60 days
because of the ICANN 60 day rule. Please see Domain
Name Ownership for information about this rule. Domain names that
are restricted by this rule are clearly marked on their description page.
These domain names can be purchased now and will be transfered as soon as
possible. All other domain names will be transfered within a few days of
Yes, it’s our policy that Boxed Brands does not discuss
purchase/ownership details outside of the parties directly involved. We will
sign an NDA if you deem it necessary, please advise ahead of time.
Yes, contact Boxed Brands for specific
discounts on multiple purchases.
Chrome does the best job of displaying the logo images at various screen sizes.
Both FireFox and Opera do a good job but the quality of the images is
somewhat lower for some screen sizes. Internet Explorer version 8 (IE8) or
later is also OK but we do not really recommend it. IE8 does not realiably
display the authenication status of the site (see next answer). Versions of
Internet Explorer older than IE8 may not correctly display some pages and should
not be used.
The first thing to do to verify a web site is to look at the URL shown
in your browser's address bar. Make sure that it exactly matches the
web sites URL. (The URL is everything between the http:// (or https://)
and the first single /. Only the last part must match, for
example payment.paypal.com matches paypal.com or PayPal.com - case is
not significant. Pay-Pal.com would not match! Fradulent sites often use URLs
that are very similiar to the URL of the site they are trying to impersonate.)
A Web site which handles any kind of secure data should use a secure (SSL/TLS)
connection. This is indicated in different ways in different browsers. In
many cases part or all of the address bar will have a green background when
the connection is secure. In some (mostly older) browsers a padlock icon will be
displayed somewhere in the border area to indicate a secure connection. You
should be able to get more information about the connection and the Web site by
clicking on whatever the browser uses to indicate a secure connection. This
should display the name of the owner of the site and the name of the CA
(Certificate Authority) that issued the site's SSL/TLS certificate.
Boxed Brands uses a secure connection for all pages whenever a user
is logged in to a Boxed Brands account. The certificate should list "Box
Brands" as the owner and should have been issued by "xxxxxx"
Boxed Brands does not directly collect payment information on its
site. Payments using PayPal are handled by paypal.com. Credit card payments are
handled by authorize.net (one of the larger on-line credit card processors).
Before entering payment information you should verify that the expected URL
(paypal.com or authorize.com) is shown in your address bar and that the
connection is secure.
If you see anything that does not look right, do not enter any payment
information but call Boxed Brands immediately at +1-866-220-2929.
Below are screen captures showing the appearance of secure pages on the
commonly used browsers.
When viewing a page from a fully authenicated site the left part of the address
bar will have a green background and will display the authenicated name of
the site. Clicking on this area displays additional information about the
site (as shown below).
The appearance of an authenicated page with FireFox is similiar to the
appearance with Chrome. The current version of FireFox (15) displays the
authenicated name in green text on a white background as shown below. Recent
previous versions display this with a green background like Chrome. Clicking
on this area displays a drop-down with additional information about the site
Opera's display is similiar except that only the word "Trusted" appears in
the green area. The authenicated name is displayed when this area is clicked.
Safari displays the authenicated name at the end of the address bar. It only
has a green background when the cursor hovers over it. Clicking on it displays
a pop-up window (not shown) that contains additional information.
Internet Explorer 9:
When displaying a fully authenicated site the entire address bar has a green
background. A separate field to the right of the address shows the authenticated
name (although it is heavily truncated with most screen widths). Clicking on this
additional field displays a drop-down with additional information, as shown
NOTE: Previous versions of Internet Explorer DO NOT reliably display a green
background for a fully authenicated site. If you insist on using Internet
Explorer to view this site, we strongly recomment that you use IE9 (or at
least EI8) or a later version. Older versions may display some pages
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