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How does it work?
With more domains, websites and users online every day, effectively monitoring your brand on the Internet can be difficult to resource so we’ve partnered with Internet intelligence group, Netcraft, to help ease the pressure.
Following an initial assessment, we comb the Internet for relevant mentions of your brand, products, slogans or trademarks paying particular attention to the following search areas:
DNS searches are performed daily to detect domains that have keywords relevant to your business, across all extensions and territories. Domains similar to yours can be used for a number of fraudulent activities including phishing attacks.
There’s no guarantee a misleading website will use a suspicious domain so we dig deeper and monitor the front page content of websites using Netcraft’s powerful Web Server Survey tool.
It’s important for businesses to guard the integrity of their social media accounts by watching for any unauthorised accounts relating to their brand or domain. Our search regularly looks for fraudulent Facebook & Twitter accounts.
Users feel assured by the presence of a valid SSL certificate on a website. Deceptive domains using SSL certificates are exceptionally dangerous. Netcraft’s SSL Server Survey searches over five million SSL certificates for forgeries.
Increasingly businesses are providing services via mobile apps, which creates a new opportunity for fraudsters. They can create imitations and obtain access to secure user information. Searches are regularly performed across official and unofficial stores for apps that reference your brand.
Sponsored listings on search engines are not always genuine. We monitor adverts on search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing to detect if your brand or domain is a target or being used for phishing.
Phishers forge email headers to appear as though coming from a legitimate domain. DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance) reports identify any emails claiming to come from one of your domains.
Our Corporate Account Managers will provide commentary and recommendations based on a consolidated report each month or quarter. The report includes results across all search areas including detailed information refined by categories such as 'owned by company’, 'suspicious’, 'benign’ or 'phishing’.
Monitor my brand
Brand Monitoring can be purchased alongside our Domain Name Management service or as a separate service. Package costs are scaled according to the complexity of your requirements. To arrange an initial consultation and request a quote please call us on 0345 363 6173 or complete the contact form below and we’ll call you.
Meet our Partners
UK based Internet services company Netcraft has been conducting Internet research and analysis since 1995. Today, they provide anti-fraud, anti-phishing and security services, application testing, automated penetration testing and code reviews. Their client list reaches all corners of the globe including USA, Middle East and Asia.
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What our customers say
Focusing on growth and establishing a global presence, the team behind Simba quickly realised that managing an international domain name portfolio was an increasingly complex, time-consuming challenge that couldn't be treated as a secondary priority. Names.co.uk helped us determine our domain acquisition strategy, consolidate and secure our domain portfolio, and they handle the renewals and updates as required - so we don’t have to worry about it!
A few years ago, we consolidated our domain name portfolio of 400+ domains after losing a few to the manual renewal process at one of our registrars. They say don't put all your eggs in one basket, but when it comes to domain names it actually makes more sense to. The 'basket' we chose was a managed account with names.co.uk and we've never looked back.
As an International business, having expert advice on hand, quickly, is the biggest benefit of having a managed domain portfolio. Whether we're looking to move into new territories, to acquire or dispute domains or need a brand audit, it's great to have someone we trust there to do it all for us. If you want to protect your domain investment, we can't recommend these guys highly enough.
We regularly need new domain registrations including DNS set up so it's great to have a team to rely on for help. From the outset they executed a smooth transfer-in plan and are always happy to give relevant guidance on brand protection and new gTLD releases whenever we need it, at no extra cost. The overall service gives us peace of mind, and it doesn't break the bank!
Knowing our domains are protected and under one roof means we can focus on other areas of our business. Nothing is too much trouble for our Account Manager, she works through every step with us and explains and advises along the way. For any business looking to consolidate and manage domain names effectively, names.co.uk's domain management service is a must.
names.co.uk have given us complete peace of mind when handling our domain portfolio. They provide brand auditing, suggest brand protection coverage that is relevant to our industry, and advise us on placing our trademarks into the Trademark Clearinghouse when necessary. Their friendly Account Managers support us whilst our business grows. Their service comes highly recommended.
To improve our clients experience, we decided to migrate our domains to names.co.uk's Domain Name Management team. Whether it is to discuss changing a website's time to live level to improve its update response time, discuss the complexities of sender policy framework or how to protect our brand from copycat sites and domains, they always give excellent advice and service.