Anti-Cybersquatting & Typosquatting Tools and Solutions | WhoisXML API

Anti-Cybersquatting & Typosquatting Tools and Solutions

Copycat websites, spoofed email addresses, and other forms of impersonation and misrepresentation commonly cause damages to brands with a strong online presence. Cybersecurity and business professionals need the ability to scour the web efficiently with powerful anti-cybersquatting & typosquatting tools and solutions in order to protect their reputation from cybercriminals and ill-intentioned market players.

Our robust domain research and monitoring suite is designed to help organizations monitor and stay clear from domain threats that often result in the abuse of online properties. Brand protection agencies use our tools to monitor and protect domain names and brands for their customers. Our API integration support allows organizations to enhance their existing in-house security and brand protection solutions seamlessly.

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What is Typosquatting?

Typosquatting is a cybersquatting technique employed by abusive or malicious registrants who reserve domain names that closely resemble those owned by well-known brands, enterprises, and individuals. Typosquatting is often done for deceitful purposes such as phishing attacks, BEC scams, misleading visitors who misspelled a legitimate website's address, or displaying ads on parked domains.

What is typosquatting

Customizable solution components

Brand Monitor

Brand Monitor along with its Brand Alert API integration support is valuable for marketing agencies and cybersecurity teams to monitor brand mentions, associations, and virtual assets. It allows users to consolidate, manage, and track specific keywords related to their brands, products, and services. Its typos detection feature is especially helpful for companies that want to use it as a typosquatting tool keep an eye out on very similar-looking domains for potential trademark infringement or copycatting.

Domain Monitor

Domain Monitor alerts users about every change made to the WHOIS records of selected domains in their tracker. With it, they can know what competitors are up to, keep their business domain from being abused by cybersquatters, or get a heads-up on the availability of new or valuable domains they may acquire. Domain Monitor is powered by our proprietary domain WHOIS API.

Domain Research Suite

Domain Research Suite has a broad range of tools and API integration support options to prevent typosquatting and cybersquatting. In addition to Brand Monitor and Domain Monitor, it includes components like Registrant Monitor, Reverse WHOIS Search, WHOIS History Search, WHOIS Search, and Domain Availability Check to let users know everything since a domain was first registered.

Typosquatting Data Feed

Typosquatting Data Feed is an innovative source of information for detecting domain name groups possibly registered in bad faith for brandjacking or other malicious purposes on a certain day across the entire Domain Name System (DNS) space.

You can select all of the mentioned components or pick those you specifically need. For pricing and details contact us.

Practical usage

  • Track exact-match keywords and misspelled variations of your brand name, sound-alikes, and other relevant domains to safeguard your brand’s reputation.
  • Keep customers safe from impersonations and misrepresentations of your virtual properties with our anti-cybersquatting and typosquatting tools and solutions.
  • Stop and prevent brand impersonation and fraud that utilize internationalized domain name (IDN) homograph attacks, copycat websites, domain squatting techniques, and phishing email addresses.
  • Prevent the loss of productivity from bad press, incident-related shutdowns, and cyber-attack investigations.
  • Protect your brand from cyber threats so you can position yourself as a credible and privacy-compliant business entity.
  • Uncover relationships between IP addresses and suspicious domains to expose threat actors.

Customer success stories

Cybercrime After the Sunrise: are the new gTLDs nests of abuse?

ICANN's new gTLD program, initiated in 2007 and started in 2013, resulted in the appearance of more than a thousand generic top-level domains, confirming the significant business demand for these. Some are related to regions or locations (like .amsterdam), some to communities (e.g. .pharmacy) or brands, and many of them are just words having a marketing value. But apart from the opportunities for customers, unfortunately they also pave new ways for cybercriminals for abusing the domain name system. Even though ICANN has built safeguards into the process to mitigate this risk, it has become a widely accepted surmise that new gTLDs are frequently the base camps of spamming, phishing, botnets and other forms of abuse. Is it really the case?

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Is a HTTPS Webpage as Secure as Expected?

Encrypted communication on the Internet is most commonly realized by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS). Webpages communicating sensitive content, including Internet banking, webshops, etc. use the HTTPS protocol which is based on this. E-mail servers, when communicating with clients in a secure manner, use the relevant e-mail transfer protocols such as SMTP, IMAP or POP3 over SSL/TLS.

In current practice web pages are often hosted at least in part by third-party hosting providers or content-delivery networks. Thus the hardware systems we communicate with belong to these third parties, which may host many other pages of completely different entities. And, in order to establish desired secure communications, these parties have to get hold of private keys of these entities. Currently, many providers overtake even the management of keys from their clients which gives rise to profound and possibly severe security implications...

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Related Enterprise Packages

Our enterprise APIs, data feeds, and tool packages are all-encompassing solution suites for corporations dealing with massive amounts of data daily. These packages combine records crawled over the past 10 years — ideal for security operation centers (SOCs), managed security services providers (MSSPs), and all other cybersecurity teams.

For pricing details and building your customized solution, please contact us!