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.pw - The First TLD to Adopt the Uniform Rapid Suspension Rights Protection Mechanism

The .pw Registry is pleased to announce its adoption of ICANN's latest rights protection mechanism, the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS). By doing so, the .pw Registry becomes the first TLD to adopt the newest rights protection mechanism from ICANN. more»

Top-Level Domain Survey Findings Not Surprising, But Still Concerning

MarkMonitor recently completed a survey of our corporate client base in an effort to uncover important domain name trends relating to defensive domain name registrations, New gTLDs, and Whois accuracy. more»

MarkMonitor Offers New gTLD Application Database

Brands can use the MarkMonitor gTLD Application Database to help identify applications that affect their intellectual property and how they conduct business on the Internet. The database offers easy searching of all publicly available application information such as gTLD, applicant name, contact information and application purpose. more»

SPECIAL: Updates from the ICANN Meetings in Costa Rica

CircleID in collaboration with the team from Dyn Inc. and ICANN Wiki bring you video blogs and updates from the 43rd ICANN meeting in San José, Costa Rica (11-16 March 2012). Stay tuned as we keep this page updated through out the meetings. more»

Internet Grows to More Than 225 Million Domain Names in the Fourth Quarter of 2011

Nearly six million domain names were added to the Internet in the fourth quarter of 2011, bringing the total number of registered domain names to more than 225 million worldwide across all domains, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief, published by VeriSign, Inc. more»

MarkMonitor Fraud Intelligence Report, Q4 2011

The Financial sector continued to be the most phished industry, accounting for 41% of phish attacks. Financial sector phish increased 15% from the previous quarter to 53,049 attacks and was up 13% from a year ago. more»

A Different Kettle of Phish

Phishing is usually viewed solely as an information security problem, but it is actually more than that -- it's also a brand protection problem. Why? Phishing targets an organization's customers, using an organization's trusted brand to steal customers' credentials. The result is financial loss, bad customer experiences and a damaged brand name. more»

Minds + Machines to Announce New .brand gTLD Pricing at INTA

Minds + Machines is a sponsor of the Trademarks and the Internet conference put on by the International Trademark Association (INTA) in Washington DC this coming week on Wednesday and Thursday (September 21st and 22nd); will introduce a new program for brand owners who have decided to apply for a new gTLD. more»

Internet Adds More Than Five Million Domain Names in Second Quarter

The increase of 5.2 million domain names marks a growth rate of 2.5 percent over the first quarter. Registrations have grown by more than 16.9 million, or 8.6 percent, since the second quarter of 2010. more»

MarkMonitor Fraud Intelligence Report Released for Q2 2011

The MarkMonitor Fraud Intelligence Report for the second quarter of 2011 is now available. Phish attack volume declined 3% from the previous quarter to 97,241 attacks. The number of targeted organizations also decreased 3% from the first quarter to 498. more»