According to a press release out today, Maccabim.com, a “researcher and developer of cybercrime solutions to protect brands and IP assets, today announced the launch of its Serial Cybersquatter Detector (SCD) Network powered by DomainTools®
The SCD Network “instantaneously identifies both the serial cybersquatters exploiting its members’ trademarks, as well as the opportunities to either initiate or join class complaints through the platform.”
“Members thereby reduce their Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) costs, reclaiming infringing domain names or unmasking the identities of those hiding behind abusive Whois privacy and proxy registrations”
DomainTools powers the SCD Network by supplying the service with up-to-date, accurate information of domain name ownership and typo-squatting variations, as well as monitoring and tracking changes in status of identified targets.
“By leveraging the DomainTools’ API suite and integrating it into their system, the SCD Network provides a turnkey solution for brand owners to significantly reduce their UDRP costs and level the playing field against abusive Whois privacy and proxy registrations.”
Jonathan Matkowsky, the Founder and CEO of Maccabim.com is the former legal director of global brand protection for Yahoo! Inc. and chief IP counsel for Las Vegas Sands.
Personally I would like to see the program in action.
I’m concerned about any system that attempts to “instantaneously” come to any conclusions based on using pure data.
Think about Estibot type of system that attempts to value domain names on the fly, attempting to identify Serial Cybersquatters without anyone eyeballing the results.
For one what makes someone a Serial Cybersquatters?
3 UDRP loses, or 10 or 100?
Or is it just the amount of complaints?
I’m going to reach out and try to get more information on this but at first blush its seems it could spell trouble and identify people as Serial Cybersquatters in their eyes which are not in domain holders eyes.