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Exposing Rogue Free VPN Users – An OSINT Analysis

According to recent research conducted by DNS Threat Researcher Dancho Danchev, the National Security Agency (NSA) seemingly runs a free VPN domain portfolio to lure malicious users and learn more about their Internet activities. more

Join Registry Services Town Hall and Help Shape the Future of .US

Registry Services, a leading provider of domain name registry and DNS solutions, is hosting a live town hall forum next month to discuss the United States' country code Top-Level Domain, .US. It's a can't-miss event for anyone interested in the future of .US. The annual town hall is part of Registry Services commitment to a bottom-up, multi-stakeholder model of domain registry management. more

Continuing Danger for Internet Users – Unavailable Whois Data and DNS Abuse

As we approach our third year of living with ICANN's Temporary Specification, civil and criminal investigators still can't find suspected perpetrators' contact data, nor can they depend upon enlisting the help of registries and registrars to abate abuse consistently and quickly. The result? Unsuspecting internet users remain at risk, and there is no end to this dilemma in sight. more

Radix’s .Store Domains launches #IdeaToStore Contest, Invites Ideas for Online Stores

Radix’s .Store Domains recently announced the launch of its #IdeaToStore Contest at www.ideato.store. Sponsored by Shopify, the contest invites to-be entrepreneurs to share their ideas fr starting an online store. Participants can win cash prizes up to $30,000 along with exclusive Q&A and mentoring from the judges. 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

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