MarkMonitor #security expert : Protect the #domains that define your brand

MarkMonitor security expert, Sherry Hildebrand, has put together an informative report on protecting domains from cyberattacks. Domain names are the quintessential elements of brands; downtime can hurt a brand’s livelihood and sustainability. Here some key points from the MarkMonitor report: Use registry lock on core domains. All core domains should have an additional lock, called […]

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#MarkMonitor : NYC Summit video on #GDPR and #WHOIS issues

Statton Hammock, Brand Protection & Internet Policy Expert for MarkMonitor, gave a presentation during the MMNYC Summit yesterday. The subject of the presentation, that was streamed live on the Internet, was about the impact of GDPR on WHOIS and IP enforcement. Unfortunately, the audio quality suffered, and prevented many on the Internet from listening in. […]

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Markmonitor : Corporate guide to acquiring domain names

A white paper by Markmonitor reveals the recommended corporate approach to domain name acquisition. Titled, “Assessing the Value of a Domain,” this white paper attempts to define the necessary steps, in order to acquire domains necessary to one’s brand strategy. “Have you ever wanted to register a domain only to find that it is already […]

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GetBookings.com : Microsoft acquires former WorldWide Media domain

Microsoft has acquired GetBookings.com, a domain that was owned by Mike Berkens‘s WorldWide Media company. The domain was part of the massive domain portfolio sale to GoDaddy last year, for a reputed $35 million dollars. According to our research, GetBookings.com was acquired from the GoDaddy portfolio managers, NameFind, by using the usual corporate 3rd party […]

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MarkMonitor: Predatory pricing by the gTLD Registries has to stop

The VP of domain product marketing for MarkMonitor, a company that assists companies with brand protection, raised an interesting subject: predatory pricing by the gTLD Registries. Elisa Cooper is urging brand owners to appeal to ICANN, so that the hefty bill paid during Sunrise registrations is lowered substantially. According to the current modus operandi, gTLD […]

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Dumblr.com – Universal Studios bought domain for ‘Dumb and Dumber To’

In September of last year, the announcement of the movie ‘Dumb and Dumber To‘ introduced the matching .com domain, as secured by the producers of the movie. The big surprise came a few days ago, when the official trailer for the movie arrived.   Universal Studios, the film monolith producing the movie, used a different […]

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Syrian Electronic Army infiltrates MarkMonitor registrar; changes Facebook WHOIS

The Syrian Electronic Army, a team of self-styled hackers that have scored some high profile attacks against domain registrars and web sites, has infiltrated MarkMonitor. By accessing the user management panels, the SEA hackers briefly accessed the domain accounts of Facebook, Yahoo and Google and changed the WHOIS info for Facebook.com. The temporary change in […]

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Upcoming domains: Dumb and Dumber To .com

They are finally making it. Twenty years after the original movie “Dumb and Dumber” delivered actors Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels to movie cult stratosphere, the sequel is finally being produced by Universal Pictures. Yes, we know. In 2003, “Dumb & Dumberer” became a prequel to the story, but the two characters weren’t played by […]

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