Registry operators must adhere to a detailed set of requirements to safeguard the operation of their Top Level Domain (TLD) and remain compliant with the ICANN Registry Agreement. Many are finding the wide range of necessary tasks unmanageable and distracting from their core business objectives. The ever-changing ICANN policy landscape continues to cause confusion for those unfamiliar with ICANN processes, and monitoring the ICANN community is essential as businesses start to build a future strategy on their TLD.
In July, luxury brands won a significant victory in their battle with the billion-dollar online counterfeit industry. The Court of Appeal in London ruled that Richemont, owner of Cartier and many other prestigious labels, could ask internet service providers to block access to websites selling counterfeit goods.
This report draws data from a wide range of reliable sources to provide an estimate of the shape and size of the piracy universe. It is based upon an in-depth study of a range of ecosystems commonly used for the distribution of infringing content.
The world has changed. Today, the average person spends 169 hours online every month, devoting more time to surfing the web than watching television, and browsing Facebook for longer than they read a daily newspaper.
National Wine Day today (May 25) is the perfect excuse for consumers to enjoy their favorite tipple and try out some new wines; however it is also a chance for producers and retailers to raise awareness of the darker side of the alcohol industry - counterfeit products.