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Reverse Domain Hijacking and the Use of WHOIS and Domain Brand Monitoring Tools

In a Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) case, the complainant usually has to prove three elements to win. Failing to satisfy these evidentiary requirements can render the case not only null and void, but the panel may also consider it as a reverse domain name hijacking (RDNH) instance. more

Addressing Cybersquatting Dangers Using Brand Alert API and WHOIS Lookup

While other organizations also hear Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) cases, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the largest. more

Retrospective: Post-GDPR Compliance Rates for Domain Enforcement

A success rate of one out of four might not seem like a reason to celebrate, but when it comes to registrar compliance rates, the current 25% rates that AppDetex clients enjoy is a substantial improvement from the single-digit compliance rates initially experienced immediately following the implementation of GDPR. more

Fake Airline Ticket Scams: Domain Spoofing and Other Red Flags

The holidays are a bustling time for businesses and, unfortunately, fraudsters too. Travel fraud is rife in the lead up to the festivities, with airline ticket scams taking center stage. According to a report by The Street, airlines lose US$2.4–4.8 billion yearly due to false bookings. Consumers, meanwhile, lose US$283–588 per transaction. more

Take Brand Protection Up a Notch with Domain Research and Monitoring Tools

Cybersquatting is likely one of the oldest digital threats out there, but somehow, it still works. The first cybersquatting case filed after the implementation of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) involved the domain worldwrestlingfederation[.]com. more

Mitigating Phishing Attacks on Cloud/File Storage Services through Domain Reputation API

Moving more workloads to the cloud has become a top priority for enterprises. Some 96% of organizations are, in fact, already using cloud computing in one or more areas of their business. Cloud computing benefits enterprises in many ways, but perhaps the driving force behind the increased cloud adoption is this: Organizations that use cloud services grow faster. more

Taking a Closer Look at Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) with WHOIS Search and Brand Monitor

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recorded a 12% increase in Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) cases filed in 2018. In fact, WIPO saw a total of 3,447 cases that covered 5,655 domain names. What this implies... more

Legal Services as a Phishing Target: How Domain Reputation Checks Can Help

The legal sector has become a favored target of phishing campaigns. 80% of law firms reportedly received phishing emails in 2018. And in 2017, the success of these phishing campaigns was 300% higher than in 2016. more

Reverse Domain Name Hijacking: What It Is and How to Avoid It through a Domain Availability Check

Deciding on a domain name is both an exciting and challenging task that every website owner must undertake. A good domain name must sound interesting and be easy to remember while echoing the nature of the business. more

The High Cost Of Privacy In A Post-GDPR World

It has officially been over a year since the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect and in that time, we've come to see both the benefits, and the very serious drawbacks of this program. more