Brian Conchuratt

Brian is Director of Digital Brand Solutions for Corsearch, where he spearheads the development of corporate domain management and brand protection services, setting the long-term vision for the group. Prior to joining Corsearch, Brian spent 16 years in sales and business development roles for Internet technology startups specializing in online media, marketing, brand development, and IP intelligence products.

Email: Brian.Conchuratt@wolterskluwer.com

Author's Posts

Important Trends in the Domain Name Industry

by Brian Conchuratt on Thursday, 7 September, 2017

The number of worldwide phishing attacks continues to grow, having reached an all-time high of 255,065 unique attacks in 2016, according to the Anti-Phishing Working Group’s (APWG) annual report, “Global Phishing Survey: Trends and Domain Name Use in 2016,” published this summer. 

Why is this important to IP professionals? For those that manage domain portfolios or monitor domain registrations, this is an important issue to understand because you have a role to play in defending your company or your clients from these attacks.

This wasn’t always the case. Over the past 10 years that the APWG has been publishing these reports, most phishing attacks have originated from compromised Web sites that had been hacked and used to execute these campaigns. However, the most recent data show that we’re experiencing an important new trend:  the use of malicious domain registrations to conduct phishing attacks is growing rapidly. As recently as 2012, phishing attacks from maliciously registered domain names comprised less than 9% of all phishing attacks worldwide. In 2016, nearly half of all phishing attacks originated from malicious registrations. 

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Topics: domains, domain management

Auditing Your Domain Name Portfolio: Do You Know Where Your Domains Are?

by Brian Conchuratt on Wednesday, 17 May, 2017

If your answer to the question “Do you know where your domains are?” is “No,” don’t worry, you’re certainly not alone.

Domain names are inexpensive and easy to register, so it can be nearly impossible to enforce a consistent domain name acquisition strategy across your organization, especially one that serves to strengthen your IP portfolio.

A multitude of problems surrounding domain management can arise for a number of reasons:

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Topics: domains, domain management

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