Vice President, Global Policy & Industry Development
Sales of counterfeit goods linked to other crimes
Last month, CNBC reported that, for the first time since becoming a public company, Amazon added a risk factor to its Annual Report addressing the growing problem of counterfeit goods on its marketplace. The 10-K filing read, in part: “We also may be unable to prevent sellers in our stores or through other stores from selling unlawful, counterfeit, pirated, or stolen goods, selling goods in an unlawful or unethical manner, violating the proprietary rights of others, or otherwise violating our policies.” Amazon’s admission of the counterfeit problem is significant because for the last several years, the sale and distribution of counterfeit... Read More
Vice President, Global Policy & Industry Development
EPDP on domain registration data: One step forward, two giant leaps back
ICANN’s expedited policy development working group (EPDP), tasked with creating future policy for the collection, storage, transfer and disclosure of domain name registration data (commonly referred to as “WHOIS data”), concluded Phase 1 of its work in February, with the GNSO Council voting to approve and send the report to the ICANN Board with a recommendation to approve as the new policy for domain name registration data. While the EPDP did a phenomenal job in identifying the lawful basis and purpose for processing each data element in WHOIS (a mind-numbing exercise required by GDPR), from the perspective of IP rights holders,... Read More
Global Relationship Manager
How to stay ahead of recent DNS attacks
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 announcement 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
Portfolio Marketing Manager
Learn the impacts of brand misuse and phishing at RSA
How effectively are you protecting your organization from brand misuse and consumer-targeted phishing attacks? Brand owners can find out the answers to this question and more during the annual RSA Conference, as experts divulge the details on what makes for the most impactful online strategies. Among the highlights, we’ll look at dual programs that combine both brand and fraud protection into a hybrid approach. Brand infringements are defined as unauthorized uses of intellectual property that divert traffic with impersonation or false affiliation. This includes false association, non-phishing brand impersonation, cybersquatting, brand and logo confusion, partner compliance, and keyword hijacking. Fraud, on... Read More
Global Relationship Manager
Brexit: A new challenge for domain name registrants
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

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Alison Simpson
With more than 14 years’ experience in the domain industry, Alison has managed all aspects of Corporate Domain Managem... More