Latest
Akino Chikada
Portfolio Marketing Director
August 10, 2018
According to the Food and Drug Administration, 97 percent of online pharmacies are illegitimate and unsafe. Many of these online pharmacies involve highly sophisticated criminal enterprises and sell medicines that don’t work or are harmful to your health. Beyond serious health dangers, many of these illegitimate online pharmacy schemes also utilize malware to steal consumer credentials (such as credit card numbers and identities) – which further heightens the gravity of the situation. What's more, these threats of imposter medical products can also bleed into online reputation and domain management issues.  For pharmaceutical companies, being associated with these types of illegitimate online... Read More

Global Head of Marketing, MarkMonitor
Risks of counterfeiting real, survey shows
We all know about the dangers that brands face when it comes to counterfeiting. But which are considered the highest risk? According to a survey at MarkMonitor’s annual Spring Symposium, the overwhelming majority believe it to be reputational damage.  Having gathered responses from more than 100 business executives and attendees of our Symposium, 74 percent said they believe reputational damage to be the most significant risk they face through online counterfeiting. This was closely followed by lost sales through counterfeiting and/or pirated goods, with one in five citing this as the most damaging side-effect. The Symposium is a hugely insightful and... Read More
Director of Internet Policy and Industry Affairs
Enhancing your strategy and ROI with premium and reserved domains
The new gTLD program has been a controversial topic for MarkMonitor customers. Many understandably blame new gTLDs for inflating defensive domain name budgets, creating new environments for cybersquatters and other bad actors and creating new free speech challenges to brand protection with the introduction of gripe TLDs like .sucks. On the other hand, companies have capitalized on the opportunity to secure powerful keyword-rich and hyper-localized domains, like spanish.academy and toureiffel.paris, and have reached new customers with non-Latin character IDNs. Many companies also now enjoy unprecedented security, innovation and control with their own .brand TLD. For better or for worse, new gTLDs... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Manager
Challenges arriving with the rise of the dark web
Of all the problems that businesses face in brand protection, dark web challenges land among the most significant. While the environment itself is not new, organizations have started to realize they need visibility to better understand the scale of their threats. Accessible only via anonymizing software, it has at certain times taken on the role of a digital black market – vulnerable to nefarious individuals looking to buy and sell illegal goods, from drugs and weapons to reams of personal data. The mystery that surrounds the dark web – combined with the illicit activity that takes place within it – has... Read More
Global Head of Marketing, MarkMonitor
MarkMonitor scoops up awards at ACQ5 Global
We’re delighted to announce that MarkMonitor came home with, not one, not two, but three awards, following this year’s ACQ5 Global Awards 2018. As well as scooping up the Domain Management Company of the Year and Brand Protection Advisory Company of the Year awards, our President, Chris Veator, won the prestigious Game Changer of the Year trophy. The ACQ5 Global Awards are some of the most hotly-anticipated in the calendar, designed to recognise organisations and individuals that have achieved outstanding commercial success across a range of areas of expertise. We were particularly proud to have won these awards given that they... Read More
Director of Internet Policy and Industry Affairs
ICANN Update: Expedited Policy Development Process Kicks Off
In an effort to establish a permanent policy for WHOIS data collection, processing and access in compliance with the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR), the ICANN multi-stakeholder community will kick off a first-of-its-kind Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) next week. This EPDP will result in a new policy that takes the place of the Temporary Specification approved by the ICANN Board on May 17, 2018, which took effect May 25, 2018, and expires on May 25, 2019. Learn more in our past GDPR posts or by watching our most recent ICANN meeting recap webinar. Consensus-based policy development among various... Read More

Search

Follow Us

Get all the latest updates

Subscribe
Get all the latest updates
Interests

Featured Author

Alison Simpson
With more than 13 years’ experience in the domain industry, Alison has managed all aspects of Corporate Domain Managem... More