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MarkMonitor to Host Domain Security Webinar

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Domain name security is critical aspect of domain name ownership. Domain owners rely on the security infrastructure at their registrar, and they are also obligated to ensure their registrar accounts are secure to prevent domain theft. With stolen domain names being a major issue over the past few years, domain name security is an important topic right now.

According to an article I saw on LinkedIn, MarkMonitor will be hosting a free domain name security webinar. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific). The three topics that will be covered during the webinar are:


  • Top security challenges faced by domain owners

  • Practical tips to mitigate risks

  • Proven strategies for protecting valuable domain names


My guess is that the webinar will be geared towards people who manage domain name portfolios at large companies, but I presume the webinar would benefit domain investors who manage their own portfolios. I assume it will go beyond telling people to have secure passwords and to → Read More


MarkMonitor Client Acquires S.CO

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It looks like the S.CO domain name changed hands at the end of last week or over the weekend. According to Whois records at DomainTools, S.CO is now registered to DNStination Inc., the proxy provider for MarkMonitor, a brand protection and domain registration company. As of right now, S.CO resolves to a generic GoDaddy landing page.

I believe S.CO was sold by GoDaddy / NameFind, although the purchase price for the domain name will not be revealed per GoDaddy's policy. Earlier this year, Jamie Zoch reported that GoDaddy "acquired the premium domains held by the .co registry (likely ALL of the remaining ones they held)" via its NameFind business. There were quite a few single letter .CO domain names in that portfolio, including S.CO.

Back in 2012, S.CO had been used by Startup America, an organization that was co-founded by America Online founder Steve Case. At the time, it was announced that the organization would rebrand its url from StartupAmericaPartnership.org to the shorter S.CO domain name. It looks like the organization → Read More