The Second Annual MarkMonitor Summit was held in New York City on April 12th. MarkMonitor® brought together leading experts from a broad variety of industries and government agencies to share best practices and enforcement strategies for brand ...protection, domain management, and digital piracy. The Summit was also an excellent opportunity to interact with individual Client Service Managers (CSMs) from both the Domain Management and Brand Protection departments.
The event kicked off with an opening keynote from Phillippa Scarlett, United States Deputy Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) in the Executive Office of the President. Ms. Scarlett discussed the role of IPEC in...Read More
MarkMonitor® is committed to providing ongoing education and strategic guidance to our clients. As part of that commitment, we are pleased to introduce the MarkMonitor Domain Management Handbook. At MarkMonitor, we understand that managing an interna...tional domain portfolio is an increasingly complex undertaking in an ever-changing environment. We created a handbook of industry best practices for Domain Administrators as a reference guide for daily use.
The handbook contains guidance on strategic and tactical topics such as:
Registration and transfer best practices
New product launches
And much, much more
Click here to request a copy of the Domain...Read More
By 2020 the number of internet users worldwide is expected to surpass five billion. This will be 64% of the planet, a huge jump from the .04% of us who were online back in 1995 and the 46% online today. These vast numbers are supported by a growing d...omain name space.
While there’s been a lot of attention paid to new gTLDs, the growth in domain name registrations has also been powered by the growth of country-code top-level domains known as ccTLDs. There are over 300 million registered domain names of which almost half are ccTLDs. The most popular ccTLDs are...Read More
Earlier this month, MarkMonitor® representatives were privileged to witness, at the first ICANN meeting of 2016 in Marrakech, Morroco, the historic presentation of the plan to transfer the stewardship of key internet functions (IANA) from the United ...States Government to a community and consensus-based model of governance through ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). As the community moves forward with discussions about important topics such as Whois/Registration Directory Services (RDS), Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs), abuse mitigation, and new gTLDs, a balanced and equal structure for decision making is vital to protect the internet. IANA Transition and ICANN Accountability For...Read More
Defining moments for three new dotBrands occurred recently. One dotBrand publicly announced a migration away from.COM, another ceased to exist, and a third registered 95 domains before the general registration period opened thereby exercising an opti...on to register promotional domains. On March 2nd 2016 the Swedish global engineering Group, Sandvik AB said that it would begin updating its web presence by moving from SANDVIK.COM to HOME.SANDVIK. The .DOOSAN TLD —previously operated by a South Korean industrial conglomerate, Doosan Corporation —became the only dotBrand to date to be retired. Lastly, .SEAT, a TLD operated by SEAT, S.A. (a Spanish car company), ramped...Read More