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How a Passive DNS Database Can Help Improve Cyber Resilience

As cyber-attacks become more robust and sophisticated every day, the world of cybersecurity saw the need to shift. Hence, cyber resilience became the new norm. Cyber resilience bases itself on the fact that cyber risks are no longer just IT risks but also business risks. more

Beefing Up Trademark Monitoring with Domain Brand Monitoring Solutions

Thousands of trademark infringement cases get heard every year -- some of which are more unexpected than others. For instance, let's take a look at one that originates in the world of fiction. Like SpongeBob himself and Patrick, the Krusty Krab has been a centerpiece in the "SpongeBob SquarePants" cartoon series and movies. more

How to Build an Attack Profile with WHOIS Database Download as a Starting Point

Fighting cybercrime is a never-ending battle. As threat actors continue to craft different ways to attack and scam their target victims, companies need to build their security arsenals to fight against all kinds of threats. What's more, an effective way to achieve cyber resilience is by getting to know the enemy and build attack profiles. more

Internet and Mobile Exploitation of the Coronavirus

Following our initial blog on the subject of Internet sites and domains seeking to profit from the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, we dug deeper into the topic. Appdetex looked at keywords within domain names, website content, social media handles and marketplace listings that would likely be related to the coronavirus outbreak. Though the result of this work is related to a very limited set of keywords, the quantities of results delivered are statistically significant in many cases. more

Prevent Network Users from Visiting Fake Domains and Settlement Pages with WHOIS Lookups

Typosquatting is a malicious tactic that cyberattackers employ to entrap users who mistype web addresses on their browsers. Often, mistyped domain addresses redirect to copycats of legitimate sites and are owned by threat actors. more

Verisign Q4 2019 Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 362.3 Million Domains in Q4 of 2019

Verisign today released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the fourth quarter of 2019 closed with 362.3 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 2.4 million domain name registrations, or 0.7 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2019. Domain name registrations have grown by 13.5 million, or 3.9 percent, year over year. more

Why Typosquatting Protection Is a Must for Settlement Pages

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is a federal statute that restricts telemarketers from making automated and unsolicited calls as well as sending faxes and messages to people. Affected individuals may choose to file a complaint and collect a minimum of US$500 for each illegal communication received. more

Banks, Cars, or Insurance: Which Industry Takes the Lead in Dot Brand Use?

Your .BRAND ownership equates to authority in the new generic top-level domain space – showing that you, not a competitor – is the owner of the brand to the right of the dot. more

Radix Reports Over 54% Growth in Profit for 2019, Revenue Grows by Over 26%

Radix, one of the world's largest nTLD portfolio registries, announced today that it grossed over $21M in total revenue in 2019, a 26% rise over its revenue in 2018. more

Phishing Attacks Still Haunt Banking Institutions: How Can Domain Reputation Checks Help?

Phishing attacks continue to post an upward trend. Over the years, phishers have improved their methods, using very convincing domains to bait victims into their schemes. more