Domain Name Monitoring Overview

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Protect brands by detecting fraudulent or infringing domain registrations fast. With thousands of different domain extensions, and with the ability for anyone to register copycat, counterfeit, or misspelled variations of your trademarks and brands at any time, companies need to be vigilant about protecting their intellectual property. Webnames Domain Name Monitoring allows your business to … Read more

Domain Blocking Programs: Domains Protected Marks List (DPML) Primer

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The launch of the new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) has ushered in a new era of naming conventions. This creates new opportunities for marketing and branding opportunities both small and large corporations, but it also exposes them to new challenges online. As the list of available extensions grows, brands now face an uphill challenge of … Read more

The Growing Threat of Domain Hijacking (and How to Protect Against It)

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Whenever domain hijacking occurs, hackers can gain full control over a domain name, including its DNS settings. This may result in one or all of the following scenarios: “Listen” in on all traffic to and from a particular domain name, including communications via email. Redirect traffic to a page with malicious content. Theft of domain … Read more

Protecting Against Phishing and Business Email Compromise

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The numbers are startling. Canadian businesses are losing over $3 billion dollars annually to cybercrime, and experienced a reported average of 44 cyberattacks per year in 2016. While most businesses are acutely aware that cyberattacks are increasing in frequency and sophistication, the majority are falling behind when it comes to evolving their detection and prevention … Read more

Corporate Domain Portfolio Management: Is it Right for Your Business?

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Domain names are valuable business assets and the home of your brands online. If they go offline, even briefly, it can have serious implications on revenue, brand and customer trust. If they are poorly managed and spread across multiple registrars, your business is exposing itself to increased risk and expending unnecessary time, resources and money. … Read more