Senior Vice President
MarkMonitor supports brand holders' efforts regarding .feedback registry
In the capacity that MarkMonitor has as an ICANN accredited registrar, we have observed numerous issues with registrations in the .feedback registry.  These issues date back to the initial launch of .feedback earlier this year. As a result of the harm our clients and other brand holders have faced, we have provided our support to the filing of a Public Interest Commitment Dispute Resolution Procedure (PICDRP) with ICANN. This is a review process, which ICANN established as part of its new gTLD program, designed to help parties arbitrate these kinds of issues with registries. This is an unprecedented move for MarkMonitor and our clients... Read More
Policy Counselor
ICANN 56 Helsinki Recap
MarkMonitor joined colleagues from around the world once again in June to participate in ICANN 56, held in Helsinki, Finland.  This was the first “Policy Forum” style ICANN meeting, a shorter and (potentially) more focused meeting structure dedicated to community work on ICANN policies as well as cross-constituency dialogue.  Overall, the new structure was well received; a number of fruitful discussions and meaningful results contributed to a feeling of accomplishment and progress.  Photo by KFP (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons Here are our highlights from the meeting. New gTLD Subsequent Rounds The New gTLD Subsequent Rounds Policy Development... Read More
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Product Marketing Manager, Domain Management
MarkMonitor Domain Management Handbook
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 international 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 gTLDs Domain security New product launches And much, much more Click here to request a copy of the Domain... Read More
Product Marketing Manager, Domain Management
2015 Domain Year in Review
2015 was a challenging yet exciting year for brand owners. While new gTLDs continue to consume much of the news in the domain industry, there were other notable highlights. Global domain registrations reached nearly 300 million; ICANN had several initiatives in motion that were of particular concern to brand owners; and companies continued to face threats to their brand reputation, revenue and customer trust. Here’s my top 5 domain highlights from 2015: 1. Strong Growth in Domain Market Verisign reported in the December Domain Name Industry Brief that global domain registrations across all top level domains grew by 5.2 percent, year-over-year,... Read More

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