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New Features in DomainSkate 2.1

Features in DomainSkate 2.1 include improvements in whois and domain status watching, that put our system way ahead of list-based domain watching competitors.

By | October 6, 2016|

DNC Hack Traced to a Domain Mistype

Another day, another hack. This week, it was the Democratic National Committee (DNC), who seem to have been hacked by alleged agents of the Russian government. While malicious software was used to actually steal the files, the delivery mechanism was simple – an email using a mistyped domain name. So, click the wrong attachment, someone [...]

By | June 22, 2016|

Seen at SXSW

Brands were front and center at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas this past week. There were huge experiences, know as “activations,” like IBM’s Connected Pavilion with Watson, and smaller but substantial ones like Scott’s Miracle-Gro connected yard with “Internet of Things” soil sensors. Kodak had a beautiful experience where participants uploaded [...]

By | March 17, 2016|

How to Ensure Your Marketing Efforts Aren’t Derailed by Imposters

Think about what you do daily as a marketer to get your product and brand noticed. Working on everything from advertising, to PR to, to social media to search, it’s no secret that your role is to grow the company, increasing revenue, profitability, and market share. For many years, marketing challenges have arisen either from [...]

By | January 7, 2016|

CyberWeek Shopping Deal Seems Too Good To Be True? Probably is.

DomainSkate is located in the US Northeast, where winters get very cold. One of our team was looking for a warm jacket deal for “Cybermonday.” A friend offered her a link, but she was a little gun-shy to buy. Why? She has experience with the DomainSkate system – and she’s rightfully wary of look-alike domain [...]

By | December 9, 2015|

DomainSkate 2.0: New and Improved Online Brand Security Platform

We recently released the latest version of our DomainSkate SaaS platform. First, a moment to thank the entire team, our advisors and everyone who has worked so hard to make this happen. For people who have seen version 1, DomainSkate 2.0 is a major upgrade and overhaul. With version 1, we solved the problem of “What’s going on [...]

By | October 10, 2015|

Mistyped Domains – Know Your Infringements

Mistyped domains, or typosquatting, are a type of cybercrime. Browsing a mistyped domain can lead to malware, loss of personal information and more.

By | October 1, 2015|

Donuts and TLD Defensive Registrations

New Global Top Level Domains (TLDs) are coming online as soon as October of this year, to join .Com, .Net and others as a way to find businesses and brands on the Internet. Over the next 12 months, as many as 1000 new Top Level Domains such as .Camera, .Email, .Pets, .Kitchen, .Photos, .Business and [...]

By | September 15, 2015|

What is CyberSquatting?

Most online business owners are familiar with the concept of another (non-authorized) person taking a domain name that is similar to or the same as their business name (or trademark) with the intent of selling it to them or the highest bidder. This practice is called cybersquatting. It happens all the time. Fact: Over 400 [...]

By | August 17, 2015|

Alphabet Company Picks .XYZ

The .XYZ domain received a huge boost from Google’s new parent entity, as Alphabet picked ABC.XYZ for its identity on the web.

By | August 11, 2015|

Webinar on Domain Strategies for NGOs and Nonprofits

DomainSkate joins NPOKI, N-Village, and Inside NGO for a webinar on domain strategies for NGOs and nonprofits, August 11th at 11:30 am Eastern time.

By | July 23, 2015|

Vote for DomainSkate (please)

DomainSkate is thrilled that we've been chosen to display and pitch at the Tech.Co Startup of The Year Competition and Mixer in New York, this coming Tuesday, June 16th. Please go to http://tech.co/new-york-city-startup-year-poll-2015-06 and vote for DomainSkate.

By | June 12, 2015|

Click Fraud and Clickbait Enter Dictionary

click-fraud The folks over at Merriam-Webster are keeping us with the times, always updating and adding new words as they become popular. Two recent additions: clickbait and click fraud, both being touted by Webster as words that are used in every day life, not just among tech types.

By | June 3, 2015|

A Presidential Guide to Registering Domain Names

So, you’ve decided to run for President. Maybe you’ve led a corporation, or you’ve been in the Senate or run a government agency. Good for you. You’re not paid to think about the small stuff, like Internet domains. But since so many candidates are having problems, DomainSkate has provided a presidential guide to registering domain names, just for you.

By | May 5, 2015|

CarlyFiorina.org Disaster: Defensive Registration is Key

It should have been a good morning for former Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina. The 60 year-old Republican appeared on Good Morning America and announced her candidacy for President of the of the United States in 2016. Her goal? To use her tech-savvy, business-first vision for America to take on Hillary Clinton. Her domain name: CarlyforPresident.com

By | May 4, 2015|