Last month, we were delighted to celebrate our customers at the 10th MarkMonitor Forum held recently in San Francisco. The event offered a wealth of exciting examples of how leading companies and industry advocates are innovating their brand protecti...on and domain management strategies. Our attendees shared their personal experiences, exchanged ideas with their peers, and walked away with knowledge and insights that only a live event like this can provide.
Contributing to the forum’s success was our incredible lineup of speakers, who covered a wide range of topics that included brand protection, domain management, antipiracy, and anticounterfeiting. Here are a few...Read More
The United States is not ceding “control” of the Internet.
No foreign government is going to take over “control” of the Internet.
The Internet is NOT going to crumble.
Now that we have dispensed with the rhetoric some in the political world ...;are putting forth as truths, let’s talk about the reality of the long-planned transition of the IANA functions currently provided by the US government.
When the Internet was first created and funded by the US government decades ago, both ICANN (the bottom-up policy development body) and IANA (the technical operation of the root zone server of the Internet) were setup to oversee...Read More
As of September 5th, 2016 the (.FI) Finnish registry, FICORA, will be adopting a widely accepted registry-registrar model. Let’s look at what this means for corporate domain portfolios and what, if anything, domain owners need to do.
As part of... the registry-registrar model, the .FI registry will no longer be handling direct customer care. Meaning, all day-to-day domain related transactions will need to be handled by the designated domain registrar. This is a substantial change and will streamline the processes for managing .FI domains.
One policy change that will impact .FI domain owners is the current requirement of local presence in...Read More
In the second of two blog postings on marketplaces, Nancy reviews examines emerging trends, enforcement actions and best practices.
Mobile-only marketplaces are among the most exciting emerging trends in global eCommerce. Merca...ri is a Japanese start-up with 32 million downloads, 7 million from the U.S. Brand owners need to understand what happens when people shop via their mobile device. Consumers can snap a photo of an item they want to sell, post a listing and rate buyers and sellers.
Social media chat apps include What’s App which has over a billion users. Direct marketing organizations are using these...Read More
In Part 1 of a 2-part blog on marketplaces, Zac reviews the current global eCommerce Landscape
Global eCommerce is exploding. Total online retail sales will almost double in next four to five years and will represent 12.5% of total retai...l sales in 2020, compared to 7.5% of total retail sales today.
This phenomenal growth is attracting vast numbers of online retailers. There are already millions of online retailers across the globe. Of the $3.5 trillion total volume expected by 2020, marketplaces are expected to own almost 40%.
While the well-known online marketplaces such as Alibaba, Amazon and eBay...Read More