FairWinds re-evaluated the 2016 dataset for Cyber Monday 2017: Fast Flux DNS and Other Cyber Threats to Brands. The biggest take away from this year’s analysis is that the number of infringing domains hosted on a Fast Flux DNS platform has more than doubled.
Many brand owners that are active in securing defensive registrations are choosing to register their brands in category new gTLDs that represent their industry (.TECH), business (.CAREER) and where they operate (.PARIS). However, the Top 100 Bank names new gTLD research suggests that some of the most important places to protect brands are where the squatters are most active and not just in gTLDs that are directly linked to the brand.
We were curious how major Canadian brands were fairing when it came to cybersquatting, so we took a look at how well protected they are in the domain name space. We specifically took a look to see whether their customers are facing navigation challenges or security threats online as a result of the domain names these brands don’t own.