In a positive development for brand owners, ICM Registry, the entity behind the adult content-oriented .XXX Top Level Domain (TLD), has just announced its new blocking mechanisms, AdultBlock and AdultBlock+. Beyond .XXX, these blocks will cover all f...our of its adult-themed TLDs: .XXX, .PORN, .ADULT, and .SEX.
ICM Registry first introduced the concept of brand protection by blocking with its “Sunrise B” phase in 2011, prior to ICANN’s larger new gTLD program.
Motivated both by concerns about brand association with adult content and by the opportunity to protect brands at a lower cost than a defensive registration, many brand owners...Read More
More than a year has passed since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect.
As a result, the Internet is littered now with articles about the fines Data Protection Authorities have levied against big data processors. However, th...ere is at least one GDPR news angle that has not garnered as much attention – the adverse impact that GDPR has had on those who work daily to clean up the Internet.
Follwing the GDPR, domain name registries and registrars have opted to redact, from public display, registrant contact information from their WHOIS records. As we reported in our blog post...Read More
MarkMonitor welcomes you to join Vice President of Global Policy and Industry Development, Statton Hammock, and Director of Internet Policy and Industry Affairs, Brian King, for a webinar recapping updates from the recent ICANN meeting in Marrakech, ...Morocco.
Statton and Brian update our audience on progress in the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) as work continues on replacing formerly-open WHOIS with the new Registration Data Policy, and the status of the EPDP’s Phase 2 work on a System for Standardized Access and Disclosure (SSAD) of registration data.
Join our experts as they discuss this and other developments in ICANN policy hot...Read More
RBI: Runs batted in. Every team wants ‘em. Not every team gets ‘em.
Are your domains driving users home, or are they swinging outside the strike zone?
Intelligent domain name strategies happen by way of a complex web of interactions. The industry ope...rates by way of different roles working together on strategic decisions around domain name needs. If your lineup is off, so is your game.
Here’s a refresher on your key players:
Batter up: ICANNThe Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is an internationally organized, non-profit corporation responsible for Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, protocol identifier assignment,...Read More
Social media is a double-edged sword, on one side presenting a wealth of opportunity for business and brand owners to better understand and engage with customers. On the other, it offers the same potential opportunities for hackers, pirates, cyber cr...iminals and counterfeiters to misuse the brand and reach customers.
From supermarkets to airlines and major banks, criminals have misused the goodwill of customers and exploited all kinds of trusted brand names on social media platforms and messaging apps in an attempt to catch out users. When things go wrong, victims often blame the brand and, in some instances, negative publicity may...Read More