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Sherry Hildebrand
Global Relationship Manager
March 27, 2017
Effective April 17th 2017 new gTLD operator, Rightside Registry, will be changing their existing DPML blocking option. Rightside will automatically upgrade all existing “Legacy” Rightside DPML blocks to “Enhanced” DPML.  Features of the enhanced option include:          All non-reserved premium domains will now be protected          No override fees         Only the DPML holder will be able to override the block          10 additional Variants are included (common misspellings, hyphens, trademark+term) Currently, Rightside’s DPML block covers 40 TLDs: .games .lawyer .actor .live .airforce .market .army .moda .attorney .mortgage .auction .navy .band .news .consulting .ninja .dance .pub .degree .rehab .democrat .republican... Read More
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Global Relationship Manager
New gTLD Update: The Changing Conversation Surrounding New gTLDs
As the launches of the first round of new gTLDs (ngTLD) are winding down, we are seeing an interesting shift of focus from registries. The conversation is changing from promoting the launch of ngTLDs to how their TLD is being used and ways to increase registrations and renewals. Usage is going to continue to play a key role in the discussion around ngTLDs. There are many things that may contribute to the possible growth of usage over the course of the year along with an increase of registrations. These include, but are not limited to, the release of Premium Domains, removing... Read More
Senior Brand Client Service Manager
How to Identify, Disrupt and Dismantle Unauthorized Product Distribution Networks
Online counterfeit networks are on the rise as it becomes easier and less time-consuming for criminal organizations to hide online. Globally, many of these organizations make use of online networks to not only to distribute counterfeit products but also to hide from manufactures and distribute gray market products. The Internet enables anonymity and many online activities are unregulated. For example, there are no checks in place to ensure website operators use their legal name, address or phone number. It is relatively quick and inexpensive to register multiple websites with different registrars worldwide. It has become common for many criminal networks who practice... Read More
Senior Product Marketing Manager, Brand Protection and AntiPiracy
YouTube Viewership Hits One Billion Hours Per Day
Last week YouTube revealed that their users are now watching a billion hours of YouTube content every day. This is compared to 116 million hours’ worth of video content watched on Netflix and 100 million hours watched on Facebook daily. With 400 hours of video content uploaded every minute and a rapidly growing viewership, YouTube is becoming increasingly challenging to monitor for unauthorized video content. Pirates take advantage of this popular platform by uploading illegal copies of popular shows, music videos, etc. – monetizing on illegal content at the expense of the rights holders. YouTube has done a lot to prevent... Read More
AntiFraud Product Marketing Manager, AntiFraud Solutions
Here we go again! Tax Season Scams are Back
Last year I wrote Tax Season Equals Fraud Season, and this year is no different. On February 3, the IRS issued an urgent alert warning businesses that threat actors are again using the same executive impersonation scam from last year, except in 2017 they have expanded beyond for-profit businesses to non-profit organizations, such as schools, tribal organizations, and non-profits. The most prevalent type of scam in circulation at the moment is often referred to as Business Email Compromise (BEC) or Business Email Spoofing (BES). Essentially it consists of a cleverly manufactured email designed to look legitimate – often using lookalike domain... Read More

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