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DNS Records Lookup of "Walmart Drive-In Movie Theater" Domains Indicates Likely Typosquatting

People may not yet be keen on going to movie theaters due to COVID-19. As such, drive-in movie theaters have become more prominent as these help implement social distancing measures. more

June 2020 Dot Brand Insights Report: How .SHARP Surged to the Top of the Alexa Rankings

In our June 2020 Dot Brand Insights Report, we look into the increase in .BRAND domains being used by brand owners to communicate important messaging to their customers, investors, and employees in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic. more

MarkMonitor Releases New gTLD Quarterly Report for Q2 2020

MarkMonitor today released its latest issue of the New gTLD Quarterly Report for the second quarter of 2020, including a particular focus on registration trends during the pandemic. more

Shopping and the Pandemic: Increased Reliance on Mobile Apps 

Savvy retailers who expanded their offerings to include e-commerce app options have reaped the benefits of this forethought during the coronavirus outbreak. As the pandemic has driven more shoppers to buy online, retailers who offer e-commerce apps have seen dramatic increases in the number of sales, even as traditional shopping has dropped off precipitously. more

Two-Month Extension of Wholesale Restore Fee Waiver

Two months ago we implemented a number of measures to respond to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic. These measures were designed to support the communities we serve and in which we are located, while maintaining our focus on providing secure, stable and resilient critical internet infrastructure. more

Newly Registered Domains List Show Recent Registrations Continue to Pose Cybersecurity Risks

Analysts and researchers have advised to be wary of newly registered domains (NRDs) for several years. Back in 2019, it was even suggested that 70% of new domain registrations are malicious. We keep identifying many suspicious newly registered domains in our Newly Registered & Just Expired Domains database even today, many of which are related to current world events such as the spread of COVID-19. more

How to Avoid Phishing Campaigns Targeting CARES Act Recipients

Amid the spread of COVID-19, the world continues to suffer dire health and economic consequences. To help, national governments have released funds to support companies and laid-off employees. more

Newly Registered Domains Database Shows Threat Actors Exploit the Need for N95 Masks amid the Pandem

As the coronavirus infection toll continues to rise, many countries are scrambling to get their hands on medical-grade N95 face masks. A commodity that once only served a purpose in specialized sectors such as healthcare has become a premium product demanded by the public. more

Domain and IP Intelligence Checks Following the Launch of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

COVID-19 caught everyone by surprise. No one thought a virus could inflict so much damage to the global economy, but it has. As thousands of businesses closed shop and millions of employees lost their jobs, governments and international organizations alike sought to provide financial assistance to the severely affected. more

Under the Hood of 3M- and 3M Mask-Themed Recently Registered Domains

The rapid spread of COVID-19 had people scrambling to protect themselves. Among different means of protection, besides imposed community quarantines and social-distancing measures, it has been widely recommended to purchase reliable surgical masks and respirators. Mass demand for such products quickly led to a shortage in different parts of the world. more