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Smart City Market Boom: New eco Study Forecasts Over 17 Percent Annual Growth

The future belongs to Smart Cities, as evidenced by the new joint study by the eco Association and the management consultancy Arthur D. Little, supported by NetCologne, Cloudflare, Uber and the Vodafone Institute. The study forecasts an average annual growth in Germany of over 17 percent. more

GoDaddy Registry Podcast, Episode 5—How to Manage IP and Brand Protection Challenges With Your TLD Portfolio

The GoDaddy Registry Podcast offers regular insights into a variety of topics important to brands and organizations involved in the domain name industry. Episode 5 is now available and continues our deep dive conversations with industry experts from around the world. more

MarkMonitor Releases New gTLD Quarterly Report for Q2 2021

We’re happy to deliver this insight collection on Q2 2021, including a deep dive into the electric vehicle (EV) market and its crossover into the new gTLD and .brand space, building upon analysis from our recent 'The Road Ahead: Sustainable Vehicles Today and in the Future' reports. more

Majority of World’s Largest Companies Susceptible to Phishing and Brand Abuse Due to Improper Domain Security

We have recently released our annual Domain Security Report: Forbes Global 2000 Companies, which found that despite the shift to modernize business environments and operations among the Global 2000 companies, web domains remain dangerously under-protected. more

Upcoming Hollywood Movie Releases and Domain Registration Trends, Is There a Connection?

It’s not uncommon to see news stories that blame piracy or prerelease leakages for poor movie revenue turnouts. We’ve seen that happen over time with movies like “X-Men: Origins Wolverine,” “Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith,” and “Expendables 3.” more

An Analysis of the Gaming Industry’s Domain Attack Surface

The videogame industry has outperformed the movie and North American sports industry in 2020, and market experts expect the trend to continue on in 2021. So reports about the increasing cyber attacks targeting the said industry is not surprising as threat actors tend to go after lucrative targets. more

Afrinic’s IP Address Crisis Raises Red Flags for Entire African Internet’s Sustainability

The recent IP address crisis involving Africa’s regional internet registry (Afrinic) and Cloud Innovation has shaken up the internet industry, also raising the long-standing question if RIR’s IP asset governance policies are sustainable for long-term network growth. more

Phorpiex Botnet Extortion: DNS Facts and Findings

The Phorpiex botnet has been operating for years now. It first focused on distributing old-school worms that spread via infected USB drives or through chats that relied on the Internet Relay Chat (IRC) protocol. more

IPXO Launches Fully Automated Platform for IPv4 Address Leasing and Monetization

IPXO, an all-in-one IP address marketplace, has launched a new IP address management platform, which will enable companies to easily lease unused IP resources to businesses in need. more

Beyond Hafnium Attacks: An Expansion of IoCs Related to 3 APT Clusters

The Hafnium attacks targeting Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities triggered several cybersecurity investigators and researchers to hunt for other threat actors that use similar attack methods. Among them is the Cybereason News Network. more

Credential-Hinting Domain Names: A Phishing Lure?

As an attack vector, phishing has had several underlying purposes – e.g., delivering malware, stealing sensitive information, and defrauding victims. However, it looks like most phishing emails could be used to obtain user credentials according to the 2021 Annual State of Phishing Report by Cofense. more

Verisign Domain Name Industry Brief: 367.3 Million Domain Name Registrations in Q2 2021

Today, we released the latest issue of The Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the second quarter of 2021 closed with 367.3 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 3.8 million domain name registrations, or 1.0%, compared to the first quarter of 2021. more