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Brian King
Director of Internet Policy and Industry Affairs
July 17, 2019
In a positive development for brand owners, ICM Registry, the entity behind the adult content-oriented .XXX Top Level Domain (TLD), has just announced its new blocking mechanisms, AdultBlock and AdultBlock+. Beyond .XXX, these blocks will cover all four of its adult-themed TLDs: .XXX, .PORN, .ADULT, and .SEX. Background ICM Registry first introduced the concept of brand protection by blocking with its “Sunrise B” phase in 2011, prior to ICANN’s larger new gTLD program. Motivated both by concerns about brand association with adult content and by the opportunity to protect brands at a lower cost than a defensive registration, many brand owners... Read More

Global Head of Marketing, MarkMonitor
Hear the latest in online brand protection at our events
At MarkMonitor, we are set for a busy month this May. We will be hosting two events; both focusing on the best in online protection and assisting all industries to build a smarter and stronger online presence. The first event is the MarkMonitor Spring Symposium, taking place in London on May 1. The topics covered will include everything from enforcement best practices and domain portfolio optimization to multipronged approaches that fuse both infringement and fraud solutions. The day will consist of interactive customer panels, keynotes, roundtable discussions and networking opportunities — all underpinned by a consumer-centric approach to brand protection. A... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Manager
Don’t Let the Padlock Fool You! You May Not Be Safe
I took an informal poll of my non-industry friends on Facebook about the padlock in the address bar and what it meant to them. I either got “I don’t know,” or a variation of “it means that the website I’m visiting is secure” or “it’s why there is an ‘S’ in https.” Unfortunately, we’ve been led to falsely believe the padlock, or the “s” in https, means we are at a valid, legitimate site, and any communication with that website is secure. However, that is not entirely accurate. The padlock icon (or the word “Secure” or sometimes the organization name) along... Read More
Senior Portfolio Marketing Director
Protecting pharmaceutical innovations from counterfeit attacks
Clarivate Analytics recently released its Cortellis Drugs to Watch 2019 report, which analyzed seven drugs set to enter the market this year and achieve "blockbuster" status ($1 billion in annual sales) by 2023. Blockbuster drugs face great market potential and are often a “make or break” for some pharmaceutical companies, especially those with a limited drug pipeline or small portfolio. As with any new product, they can face an onslaught of competitive challenges in the market, but the one competitor that must not be forgotten is the threat posed by counterfeiters. The pharma industry is one of the most regulated sectors in the... Read More
Vice President, Global Policy & Industry Development
Blazing new trails for data discovery at ICANN64
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 informational 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
Portfolio Marketing Manager
How Europe plans to protect your content from piracy
When YouTube launched in 2005, its purpose was for users to post interesting and original content that others might like to see. No one expected it to rival traditional TV as an entertainment channel. In fact, Google reports that on mobile alone, YouTube reaches more 18 to 49-year-olds than any broadcast or cable TV network. And its 1.5 billion YouTube users worldwide are consuming over 500 million hours of video every day. However, with this explosion of online video comes the growth of pirated content. For example, YouTube online infringers upload content that they haven’t produced or received permission to share.... Read More
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Stefanie Ellis
Stefanie has over ten years’ experience in anti-fraud, brand protection and vendor relations, she has worked with a wi... More