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The Era of Malware: 3 Techniques to Detect and Stay Protected

A while back, creating malicious software was sort of a hobby for programmers. It was hardly ever used to make money, but more of a way to show off what one can do with a computer. more

Domain Reputation API: Scoring High Points for Deliverability and Security

As scary as it may seem, everyone is a target on the Web. Worse, your susceptibility to cyber attacks, when not promptly addressed, marks you not just as a target but can even lead others to consider you as a threat. more

4 Professions Leveraging WHOIS to Stay Ahead

Who are the entities behind the domains on the Web? This question has nothing to do with stalking but is critical for various business activities. Domainers, for instance, want this information to negotiate lucrative purchases while journalists might need it to set up interviews or get leads during investigations. more

Cybersecurity on the Clock: How to Run More Timely and Efficient Operations

A career as an information security analyst is one of the top technology jobs nowadays and for a good reason. Billions of dollars are spent every year to fight cybercrime, and companies are now willing to pay top rates for the best talent available. more

Marketing and Media Teams Can Streamline Their Services With WHOIS Databases

The world of marketing and media isn't a walk in the park. The teams working in those departments are always on the move continually looking for ways to improve their strategies. A WHOIS database can prove useful for them in many ways. Read on to find out how. more

eco/i2Coalition Update Webinar on ICANN Contracted Party GDPR Compliance

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has presented several data models to its contracted parties regarding their contractual arrangements with ICANN and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). more

Afilias to Support ICANN Community Response to the EU's GDPR

Afilias today announced that it is temporarily suspending plans to limit the display of WHOIS data to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) currently scheduled to take effect on 25 May, 2018. more

Dyn Weighs In On Whois

Dyn believes enthusiastically in the deprecation of Whois in favor of Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP). Dyn believes that Whois has long outlived its usefulness and looks forward to the deployment of RDAP as its replacement. 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

Identify Infringing Domains to Optimize Online Search Marketing Spend

According to the latest figures released Monday by the Interactive Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers, online advertising last year reached $23.4 billion... One of the issues, which isn’t discussed in the report, is one that is of special interest to brand rights holders; registration of domains containing variations of famous marks. more