Last week, more than 1,700 individuals from around the globe attended the first ICANN meeting of the year, hosted in Kobe, Japan. Members of our Domain, Sales, Marketing and GRM teams actively participated in the ICANN policy development and informat...ional working sessions and held important meetings with valued Japanese clients and business partners.
As has been the case for the last year, the most important discussions at ICANN last week involved the work of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) and the working group tasked with developing a new policy for the collection, storage, transfer, and display of registrant data, commonly...Read More
Last October, we posted an article describing the impacts of redacted registration data (“WHOIS”) on its domain name protection, anti-counterfeit, anti-piracy, and anti-fraud services.
As explained in that post, MarkMonitor uses WHOIS data for severa...l legitimate purposes, including investigating infringing domain names, identifying the source of phishing attacks, and issuing cease & desist letters to cybercriminals, counterfeiters, and infringers. When GDPR became effective, ICANN issued a Temporary Specification for the collection, storage and display of registration data and, since that time, MarkMonitor has been working with registrars and registries to obtain WHOIS data needed to stop infringement and other forms of...Read More
For Lauren Dienes-Middlen, protecting fans from counterfeit product and removing unauthorized sharing of video content has proven no small feat. Challenging, yes. But, she says, a real impact can be made.
Seventeen years in to her stint with World Wr...estling Entertainment, the now senior vice president and assistant general counsel, intellectual property, finds herself worlds away from her beginnings at boutique law firms. Her watchful eye helps protect more than 9,000 trademark applications and registrations worldwide as well as the content of globally-renowned entertainment programming that reaches more than 800 million homes worldwide.
With International Women’s Day on the horizon, we...Read More
On February 15, 2019, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) issued an announcement regarding published reports of attacks on the Domain Name System (DNS).
Given that many of the DNS hijacking attacks sourced in the announcem...ent affected government, telecommunications and internet infrastructure entities, we would like to remind organizations about security best practices:
Use registry lock on core domains. All core domains should have an additional lock, called Registry Lock, applied. Registry Lock will freeze domain confirmations at the registry level until the correct high-security protocol specified by both the client and registrar is followed. This prevents erroneous...Read More
In June of 2016, the United Kingdom held an historic referendum and public vote that would change the course of the country’s future forever. With a simple 51.89% to 48.11% majority, the UK public voted to leave the European Union and thus Britain’s ...exit, now commonly referred to as “Brexit,” began.
Since that fateful decision, there have been some notable developments, including “Brexit remorse” (where exit supporters experience regret for their decision), and, in December, the European Court of Justice ruled that Britain had the power to revoke Article 50 and cancel Brexit in its entirety. At present, the UK is...Read More