Director of Internet Policy and Industry Affairs
ICANN Update: Expedited Policy Development Process Kicks Off
In an effort to establish a permanent policy for WHOIS data collection, processing and access in compliance with the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR), the ICANN multi-stakeholder community will kick off a first-of-its-kind Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) next week. This EPDP will result in a new policy that takes the place of the Temporary Specification approved by the ICANN Board on May 17, 2018, which took effect May 25, 2018, and expires on May 25, 2019. Learn more in our past GDPR posts or by watching our most recent ICANN meeting recap webinar. Consensus-based policy development among various... Read More
Global Head of Marketing, MarkMonitor
GDPR: The impact on WHOIS and IP enforcement
The GDPR enforcement deadline may have passed, but that’s not to say its impact isn’t still felt by businesses of all kinds. The consequences on the likes of WHOIS have been enormous, and they are set to continue long into the future. Statton Hammock, Vice President of Global Policy and Industry Development for MarkMonitor, discussed this at length in a 30-minute presentation at this year’s MarkMonitor NYC Summit in April. As our resident GDPR expert, Hammock is perfectly placed to discuss the finer details of the regulation and throughout his talk provides a wealth of insights as to what we can... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Director
Improved platform protects consumers on websites
The next phase of consumer-centric brand protection is complete! We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Websites Module Brand Protection platform. With millions of dollars invested in building a brand, companies can’t afford to be reactive when attacks happen. Brand owners have to manage everything, from cybersquatting and counterfeiting, to hijacked search traffic and partner non-compliance. Tactics are diverse and widespread, often beginning when fraudsters use trademarks in deceitful paid search ads, URLs, mobile apps, misleading websites and spam email to divert traffic to competing or even illicit sites. Paid search scams as well as SEO manipulation tactics... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Manager
Phishing kits now casting a wider net
A quick look at the impact of phishing attacks reveals some shocking statistics. According to research from MarkMonitor, the frequency of phishing attacks increased by 79 percent in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the same time last year. The primary reason for the proliferation of phishing is clear: when done right, it can be an incredibly effective way for cyber criminals to get hold of confidential customer data that can then be used for illicit activity. But the sheer number of these attacks can also be explained through the commoditization of ‘phishing kits’, which have made it much easier... Read More
Global Relationship Manager
MarkMonitor’s Top Tips for Protecting Your Organization Online
This blog originally appeared in Public Interest Registry. U.S. Congress designated the month of June as the National Internet Safety Month and so there’s no better time to discuss how to keep organizations safe and secure online. To help raise internet security awareness, Public Interest Registry asked our team at MarkMonitor, one of the most experienced corporate registrars managing some of the most highly trafficked domains, to share some tips that will help nonprofit organizations stay safe on the World Wide Web, in particular when it comes to domain name system security. While the industry has committed significant resources to ensuring the... Read More

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With more than 13 years’ experience in the domain industry, Alison has managed all aspects of Corporate Domain Managem... More