Abuse of the domain name system (DNS) is increasing at an alarming rate. Phishing attacks, for example, doubled in volume during 2020 alone. The pharmaceutical, fashion, technology, retail, and financial services industries are among the hardest hit, with threats on the rise across the board.
Trends in domain name arbitration activity provide key insights into the problem, including how brand owners can help prevent abuse online. Indeed, a recent study analyzing of domain arbitration data over the past decade sheds light on the specific challenges brands face, as well as proactive brand protection strategies that can be employed to shield against opportunistic actors.
Join us on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at 11:00 pm ET, for a webinar that explores trends in domain disputes and how brand owners can use global domain name arbitration data to formulate a game plan to protect their brands proactively against a never-ending stream of online threats.
Gene Quinn, President & CEO of IPWatchdog, and one of the top IP strategists in the world will moderate the discussion. He will be joined by Brian Beckham, Head of the Internet Dispute Resolution Section at WIPO, Doug Isenberg, Internet Law and Domain Name Attorney and Founder of The GigaLaw Firm, and Brian King, Head of Policy and Advocacy at Clarivate.
The panel will discuss:
- Developing a comprehensive brand protection strategy;
- Assessing infringement threats by risk level and potential level of harm to a brand;
- The importance of reviewing domain abuse through both a brand and security lens; and
- Which top-level domains (TLDs) are most often registered and used in bad faith.