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Protect Yourself from Intellectual Property Infringement Online

An increasing proportion of major brands experience trademark infringement year-over-year1. As of 2020, 85% of brands saw infringement1 with a large proportion occurring online through various strategies, including counterfeit product sales, use of trademarks in domain names and social media handles, or impersonation of a brand owner. With the continuous increase of online infringement, it is …

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ICANN 71 Held Virtually to Discuss Policy

Held virtually in July 2021, ICANN 71 featured policy-focused presentations and cross-organizational sessions. The policies discussed were particularly community oriented, with an emphasis on the improvement of communications and user experiences while focusing on maintaining and improving security measures. Find some of our key takeaways below: Legal vs. Natural Persons: EPDP Phase 2A Weighs in …

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Understanding ICANN’s New Domain Abuse Reporting (DAAR)

By Alexandra Zins Throughout the related sessions at the ICANN 64 Public Meeting in Kobe, Japan, it was clear that addressing domain abuse will be a priority for ICANN moving forward. Recent news of widespread Domain Name System (DNS) attacks underscored the urgent need for registries, registrars, cybersecurity professionals, and other ICANN stakeholders to work …

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Gone Spear Phishing!

By Lauren Tracey Every consumer who buys goods or services online is potentially a target for cybercriminals in search of your personal information.  This means that if you are a company conducting any business with customers online, it pays to make sure that your domain names are free and clear of phishing attacks.  Otherwise, the …

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ICANN 63 Convenes in Barcelona & Focus Shifts to Next Round of New gTLDs

By Emily Johns In October, ICANN and its community convened for their third and final public meeting of the year in Barcelona, Spain. The meeting, typically the largest of the year, had nearly 2,400 attendees and included the bi-annual High-Level Government Meeting, which itself included government representatives from 124 different countries.  The meeting focused largely …

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Cyber Monday 2018: Analyzing the DNS to Uncover Threats to Businesses and Consumers

By Josh Bourne In its annual Cyber Monday report, FairWinds reviews the impact of typosquatting on 50 top internet retail brands and their audiences. The most notable insights that FairWinds uncovered in its 2018 analysis are that: Domain parking platforms that host malicious content and seek to distribute malware are much more prevalent Squatters are …

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