Corporate domain name registrars: Superior protection against security threats

Corporate domain name registrars: Superior protection against security threats Popular retail domain registrars like GoDaddy, Network Solutions, and have each reported breaches of their domain name and hosting security systems. Domains names are perhaps the most important intellectual property asset that any online business owns. Companies simply cannot afford to have these assets vulnerable […]

Now is the time to accelerate innovation

COVID-19 has impacted almost every business in every country around the world with entire industries having to pause, and millions of employees furloughed or laid off. However, smart businesses all around the world have realized that innovation, and the protection of that innovation, is even more important now than it ever has been. This increase […]

Understanding Today’s Trends: Domains and Cybersecurity

The domain landscape is ever-changing. Consider how far it’s come since the 1980s when the first domain names were registered. These were of the .net and .com variety. Fast-forward 25 years, and businesses are registering innovative .Brand extensions for reasons that range from marketing promotions to protective online protection of IP. The industry has been […]

How IP fosters innovation: World IP Day 2020

World IP Day is the perfect time to reflect on the role of intellectual property not just in our professional lives, but in driving innovations that make life better for all.   No product made today can achieve sustainable success without its inventor, manufacturer or seller investing in intellectual property. IP serves as the foundation […]

With Q1 in the books, the only constant in the domain industry is change

As the first quarter of 2020 ended, the number of new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) domain registrations reached approximately 33.2 million. We expect to see additional growth through 2020 as TLDs such as .GAY will complete their launches before the end of the year. Meetings and conferences in the domain industry in 2020 are […]

COVID-19 domains: what’s going on?

Inside the word “emergency” is “emerge”; from an emergency new things come forth. The old certainties are crumbling fast, but danger and possibility are sisters. —Rebecca Solnit, Hope in the Dark As cases of COVID-19 continue to increase at an alarming rate, internet activity contributes its own challenges to the global crisis. The pandemic has […]

Supporting you during the COVID-19 pandemic

Dear Valued Customer, At MarkMonitor™, we are committed to helping IP professionals meet their domain management needs in a rapidly evolving, global landscape. This includes helping you navigate the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As we continue to see more communities and organizations affected worldwide, we have taken several steps to provide you with the […]

Domain names: the often overlooked IP asset

Statton Hammock, V.P. Global Policy & Industry Development, MarkMonitor, discusses the value of domain names among other types of intellectual property assets. Last month I read an interesting article 1 about companies that own trademarks in a specific color (for example, think of the “Tiffany® blue” or “UPS® brown” or “Post-It Note® yellow”). The substance […]

Protect your business from domain security attacks

As a business, you want your domain names to be memorable, reflect the company ethos and stand out in an overcrowded online world. Ensuring the domain resonates with customers, leads to more traffic and ultimately increased business. However, as a critical element of your online presence, domains have also become a target for hackers, with […]