Toronto-based business security advisor urges businesses to exercise care and vigilance in managing one of their most valuable business assets: Internet domain names.
In recent court cases in Canada and Australia companies were found guilty of deceptive communications sent to owners of Internet domain names. Common attempts to defraud domain holders range from confusion to theft.
Businesses are hardest hit by this type of crime because they depend on domain names for communications: email traffic, websites, advertising and network routing are affected by errors in domain name configuration and malicious activity.
Security expert Claudiu Popa says “businesses need to pay careful attention when managing domain names. They are valuable business assets. It makes sense to register and protect them adequately.”