Internet Governance

Internet Governance / Industry Updates

A Seemingly Overwhelming Number of Important Documents Released by ICANN

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has recently released a number of important documents. This post includes brief synopses of these newly released documents. more

Flawed Economic Analysis of New gTLDs

During the last ICANN meeting in Mexico City, ICANN identified four overarching issues with respect to the new introduction of new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs). One of the issues identified was the economic impact of new gTLDs... more

MarkMonitor AntiFraud Solutions Combine Proven Antiphishing and Expert Antimalware Capabalities

MarkMonitor has announced AntiFraud Solutions, offering patented technology to enable brand owners to prevent, detect and respond to phishing and malware attacks. MarkMonitor AntiFraud Solutions leverage the extensive MarkMonitor network of relationships and technology designed to thwart phishing attacks in order to combat the rapidly expanding problem of malware targeting brands.
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COCC Partners with MarkMonitor for Anti-Phishing Services

COCC, a leading provider of next generation technology services for financial institutions, has partnered with MarkMonitor, the global leader in enterprise brand protection, to help mutual clients protect their brands in the face of increasing Internet-based fraud. more

ICANN Mexico City Meeting Brings a Significant Shift in Direction for Brand Rights Holder Issues

Mexico City's ICANN meeting represented an important shift in direction for brand rights holder issues. All the work that the IP Community -- including ICANN's IP Constituency, our customers, concerned companies, organizations and individuals who commented on the draft applicant guidebook as well as MarkMonitor -- paid dividends. more

MarkMonitor Year-in-Review Report Finds Online Abuse of Major Brands Was a Growth Industry for Fraud

MarkMonitor releases the company's latest Brandjacking Index, which finds that online abuse of many of the world's leading brands rose in 2008; report also reveals that 80% of abusive sites identified in 2007 were still active today, indicating brandholders must take a stronger stance against aggressive fraudsters. more

SPECIAL: Updates from the ICANN Meetings in Mexico City

The staff from Dynamic Network Services are posting video blogs and interviews at the currently ongoing 34th annual ICANN meetings in Mexico City. This post will be updated in collaboration with Dynamic Network as more videos are produced over the week containing a mix of interviews and statements given by various participants representing different policy and technical groups during the meetings... more

The Internet as a Democratic Utility

In the wake of our recent news that .ORG has officially registered 7 million domains, some comments made to CNN by Craigslist founder Craig Newmark this week really resonated with me. The article, entitled "Internet Can Strengthen Democracy" discusses many of the same issues we have found to be the driving forces behind .ORG's consistent year-over-year growth -- community building, interaction, and inclusivity. more

Did We Miss ICANN's Reply?

On July 29, the Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC) and Public Interest Registry (PIR) sent out a joint letter to ICANN asking it to consider the interests of the end-users as core to its policies in Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) implementation... As of today's date, August 21, 2008, we have yet to receive even an acknowledgement of receipt of our letter... more