domain management

Looking back: Intellectual property highlights from 2019

As we look forward to a new year, my colleagues and I at Clarivate Analytics wanted to share our selection of the most significant intellectual property related events from 2019 involving patents, trademarks, copyrights and domain names. In no particular order, here are our top ten IP highlights from 2019: The United States Supreme Court […]

Looking back: Intellectual property highlights from 2019

As we look forward to a new year, my colleagues and I at Clarivate Analytics wanted to share our selection of the most significant intellectual property related events from 2019 involving patents, trademarks, copyrights and domain names. In no particular order, here are our top ten IP highlights from 2019: The United States Supreme Court […]

The next generation of WHOIS is born

Today marks a milestone in the decades-long effort to improve how domain name ownership data is structured and processed. Replacing traditional Port 43 WHOIS, the Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) is the new mechanism by which domain name ownership information will be shown going forward. Where did this come from? Domain name registration data, commonly […]

Two decades of insight: Domain strategy and you in 2019

As we approach twenty years of experience as a brand protection and corporate registrar business, I am excited to say that MarkMonitor remains a trusted strategic partner to our many Fortune 1000 clients. By combining proprietary data and analysis with unmatched industry expertise, MarkMonitor delivers solutions that enable our clients to make meaningful decisions to […]

Security highlights Summit 2019 keynote

A key takeaway from the annual MarkMonitor Summit: Look for security compromise — and expect it.  Noted security blogger and investigative journalist Brian Krebs joined MarkMonitor as keynote speaker to break down the latest in online schemes and scams. He quantified damages to brand owners and consumers, as well as the evolution of threats over time, […]

What’s Next for WHOIS: ICANN Board Approves EPDP Phase 1 Final Report

The ICANN board held a special meeting on May 15, 2019, during which it approved twenty-seven of the twenty-nine policy recommendations in the EPDP Phase 1 Final Report. The Phase 1 report represents the start of the ICANN community’s bottom-up consensus-driven policymaking effort to reinvent WHOIS (now called “registration data”) in a way that complies […]

The unexpected consequences of GDPR

According to the European Commission, “the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was put into place to ensure one set of data protection rules for all companies operating in the EU, wherever they are based.” The purpose of this important privacy regulation is to ensure that individuals, residing in EU member states, have more control over […]

New gTLD winds of change continue to shift

Gaining access to information on the ever-changing new gTLD ecosystem remains paramount to domain registration strategies and to maintaining a successful domain portfolio. To date, more than 1,200 new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs), have been delegated, including: Geographic terms (.NYC, .LONDON, .OSAKA) Generics (.FILM, .FASHION, .SPORT) Brands (called ‘dotbrands’ and applied for in a […]

Protecting your brand in a world with limited WHOIS data

GDPR has impacted all areas of business, but for brand protection professionals and those concerned with protecting intellectual property rights, the consequences have been tremendous. No longer able to view domain registrant contact information for IP enforcement efforts, law enforcement and brand protection professionals need to seek alternative methods for finding information necessary to identify […]

Trust me, I’m unsecured – said no great website ever

The SSL saga continues. Security certificates are becoming increasingly more important for establishing trust as more users transact online. Threats of online identity theft and fraud have led consumers and business partners to demand assurance that personal, financial and business data remains safe. New changes in internet standards and web browsers are giving websites that […]