Domain Name Security Intelligence API

Cyber threats such as domain name and domain name system (DNS) hijacking enable criminals to redirect web traffic, email, apps, and other connections to services that rely on the hijacked domain name. The exploitation of weaknesses in DNS infrastructure is caused by a lack of controls, processes, and policies with most organizations.

For clients using a security operations platform or an SIEM, it’s now possible to display all of your security intelligence in one place, adding security controls for domains, DNS, and digital certificates. This insight can help organizations lessen business continuity disruptions that lead to financial repercussions, loss of consumer trust, and sensitive data leaks.

This is the first time any organization is able to integrate security controls for digital assets outside the firewall into their security operations platform, including an SIEM.

Read the full press announcement on our new domain name security intelligence API that brings together the power of CSC’s domain name security intelligence with other cloudbased security operations platforms.

October is #CyberSecMonth

Various governments and organizations around the world are promoting the annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity.

We decided to let our security leaders talk about important issues relating to cybersecurity by producing short videos you can watch on LinkedIn. Just follow us on LinkedIn to get notified.

In the first video, Mark Flegg shares CSC Digital Brand Services’ defense in depth methodology, which helps your business mitigate online threats outside the firewall

Latest TLD Launches

Google Registry announces the launch of their latest gTLD, .new.

Registration will follow the standard Google policy, which requires domains to have SSL certificates in order for them to resolve. Google added .new to the HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) preload list, which means that secure connections will be required for live sites. The Sunrise phase for eligible trademark holders will begin October 15, 2019, and run through to January 14, 2020.

Domains will be available for general registration at the conclusion of the Limited Registration phase. CSC will continue to provide additional information on the details and requirements for registering a .new domain in each available phase. For more information, or to express interest, please contact your Client Service Partner.

Australia prepares for top-level launch

The .au Domain Administration (auDA) announced plans to allow second-level registrations in the .au domain space. The launch is expected in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2019. Holders of existing third-level .au domains (such as,,, & receive priority status for the corresponding second-level domain, and will be assigned a category for a Grandfather Phase.

The registry has not confirmed exact dates at this time, and all launch details are still subject to change. CSC will communicate additional information and requirements as it becomes available. Please contact your Client Service Partner if you are interested in participating.

Nordic Blog

We have launched a Nordic version of the ‘Digital Brand Insider’ blog, which will cover what’s going on in the domain and cyber security worlds. We will also keep you informed about upcoming webinars and events in the Nordic region.

Have the best of both worlds: content designed for the Nordic region, plus relevant global topics.

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Upcoming webinars and events

Our next monthly webinar will be on 7 November. For the latest industry new from around the world regarding domain names, online security, and brand protection, sign up here.

Combating Online Counterfeiting: The scale of the problem

A recent study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the European Union’s Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) found that trade in counterfeit goods now accounts for around 3.3% of global trade, and is worth over $500 billion. The research found that footwear, clothing, leather goods, and electrical equipment were the most widely affected product types, with the most highly targeted brands based in the United States, France, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany.

More and more of this trade takes place online. The U.S. Government Accountability Office found that two out of every five branded products purchased online are counterfeits. Many of these fake items originate from China and the Far East, where a significant amount of legitimate manufacturing also takes place. Europol has noted that online marketplaces have become key distribution channels for counterfeit goods. In a joint global operation between law enforcement authorities, anti-counterfeiting associations and brand-owner representatives in 2016, over 4,500 domain names were seized as part of a shutdown of web shops and marketplace listings offering the sale of counterfeit merchandise.

Read more by visiting the latest CSC blog post.

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