In a constantly consolidating industry where the large providers use premium pricing, upselling and cost-cutting as their main tools to achieve growth and profitability – resulting in a decline in service, proactivity and objectivity, clients are often left feeling like small fish in a big pond.
As these providers grow and become inflexible, bureaucratic giants, IP Dots feel there is room for a domain name provider who can add real value to clients by truly understanding their business.
With an industry undergoing such immense change, as the domain name industry is today, it is vital to have the right partner to help you navigate the changing landscape and stay focused on what is important for your business.
IP Dots want you to feel like a big fish in a small pond. We want you to feel valued, and we want you to feel that we are dedicated to assisting you in growing and protecting your business online.
Therefore, IP Dots have created a completely new approach, and a new business model where client needs and benefits are in focus. To you this means honest advice, higher level of service and proactivity, less administrative work, greater cost efficiency, control of your IP rights online and a 100% relevant domain name portfolio.
Finding a provider that will give completely honest and objective advice in regards to domain names can be very difficult, but finding a provider who will register a domain name for you is no task at all!
To us, however, there is a huge difference! And at IP Dots we focus on the benefits and relevance of each individual domain name (quality) instead of the number of domain names, and the size of the total domain name portfolio (quantity).
We can help you with anything from complete administration, mapping and analysis of the current domain name portfolio to development and implementation of a domain name strategy. We also have great experience with domain name acquisitions, which you will be able to benefit from, should you require a domain name that has already been registered by a third party.
And should the need arise, we can facilitate registration of relevant domain names on all existing TLDs, including IDNs and new gTLDs.
We understand the importance of flexibility, thus, we have adopted a dynamic business model, which enables us to adapt and tailor our services to the specific needs of each individual organization.
At IP Dots we understand trademarks. We believe that trademarks are intimately connected with domain name names, and it is difficult to talk strategically about domain names without including the clients’ trademarks in the conversation. Therefore, we also offer to assist our clients with their trademark related issues from registration and enforcement to creation and implementation of an actual trademark strategy, or even a complete online brand protection strategy. Discussing domain names in combination with trademarks increases the understanding of an effective and well planned domain name administration.
Trademark management is, however, not a business for anyone, as it places great demands on authorizations and licenses and requires a deep understanding the client’s business. So in order to provide our clients with the same high quality trademark management, as we do with our domain name management, we have partnered up with a recognized trademark agency who employs leading experts on everything concerning both practical and legal concerns in relation to trademarks.
Brand Monitoring Solutions
The internet is growing daily and as a company, it is impossible to stay updated on what is happening with its own brands and products online without using some form of structured monitoring service.
IP Dots are able to offer a wide variety of brand monitoring solutions, including monitoring of domain name and trademark registrations, e-commerce and auction sites, social media and general trademark infringements online.
With our brand monitoring solutions, it is not only easy to stay updated on how your brand is being used and abused online, you are also able to stay updated on what your competitors are doing. Being able to quickly identify and act on any trademark infringement or important market information is vital to building a strong brand and installing confidence in the end customer.
IP Dots offer a full-service solution. We will help you identify your needs, and tailor the various solutions to meet your organization’s individual requirements and budgets. In addition, we will help you analyze the results and recommend appropriate action.
We even have the experience and capabilities to take action on your behalf, and enforce your IP rights, should you not have the required time or resources in-house.
I am a Danish native, and I currently live in Copenhagen, however, I previously lived six years in the US, where I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Communication Arts at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, Kentucky.
Playing American Football for 20 years, 4 of them at college level while studying in the US, has taught me a great deal about dedication and team work, virtues that comes in handy on a daily basis in my professional life.
I have more than 10 years’ experience in the domain name industry, where I have worked very closely with organizations of all sizes to create and implement domain name and brand protection strategies.
A previous position as Director of Business Development in an Atlanta-based advertising agency blessed me with a deep knowledge of strategic marketing and branding, which I have been able to apply during my career in the domain name industry.
As a consultant, I pride myself on giving honest advice and staying objective. I see it as my job to assist clients in making sound and informed decisions that will benefit them and create value for their organization.
Thus, I strive to build close relationships and become a valued and trusted partner.
I am a very positive and straight-forward person, and my personality is very much mirrored in the way I do business and live my life.
I speak Danish and English and I am very familiar with the Scandinavian languages.
Rikard Andrée, CFO & Project Manager
A native of Sweden, I am currently living in Malmö, Sweden, however, as a child I spent five wonderful years in Africa, which really opened my eyes to, and gave me an insight into different cultures.
I have been in the domain name industry since I graduated from Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law with a Master of Science in Business Administration and Marketing in 2007.
I started out as a trainee in the House of Ports group in Gothenburg, Sweden, where I gained valuable experience with everything from handling big, international accounts to acquiring a registered domain name for a small business.
In 2013, I co-founded ABE Partners, a Malmö-based domain name management and brand protection provider together with Viktor Berglund from IP Dots and two other very talented people. This start-up, as well as my many previous years in the domain name industry, taught me a great deal about communicating with clients, fulfilling client needs and how to manage projects and people – not to mention starting a successful business.
I believe in freedom, justice and the good in people. I thrive on surrounding myself with great people that can teach me new things or new ways to approach the same issues.
In my limited spare time I enjoy running, hiking, skiing and sailing as well as travelling and meeting new people.
I speak Swedish and English fluently and I understand Norwegian and Danish well.
Viktor Berglund, CTO & Project Manager
I am a Swedish native, and I am currently based in Malmö, Sweden.
Straight after graduating from Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law with a Master of Science in Business Administration and Management Control in 2007, I began working with domain name management and Intellectual Property Rights issues, and I have stayed in the same field ever since.
Having had the pleasure of working for several companies in the domain name industry, from large multinationals to small local businesses, I have witnessed first-hand how organizations can benefit from working with a smaller, proactive and dynamic partner.
Personally, I have always appreciated being involved in the more technical aspects of domain name management, but I also enjoy managing large and complex transfer projects. This is where I feel I can really make a difference, and remove the pain the client normally experiences when moving a domain name portfolio to a new provider.
My most fulfilling professional experience so far has been co-founding and managing ABE Partners, a domain names management and brand protection provider with focus on the Swedish market, in 2013. This experience has offered me a profound knowledge of what it takes to be an entrepreneur and how to handle everyday issues as well as long term planning in order to make a business grow from zero to success!
Having spent some years in Argentina as a child I am fluent in Spanish, English and obviously Swedish. I also understand Danish and Norwegian very well.
When I am not working hard at the office, I like to eat good hamburgers, drink craft beers and give my head a break and play video games.