Eight iPhone porn sites & MarkMonitor

It has been reported that Apple recovered, a few days ago, seven eight domains containing iPhone plus pornographic terminology ie of a cybersquatting nature following a complaint made by them to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The seven sites are iphonecamforce.com  iphonecam4s.com iphoneporn4s.com iphonesex4s.com iphonexxxforce.com iphone4s.com porn4iphones.com. Don’t bother searching ‘cos they’ve all been disconnected from their previously, ahem, “interesting” content.

A whois search reveals the predictable MarkMonitor as the registrant. Not only Apple but many other large organisations use their services which got us wondering who they are and why they are so widely used by large organisations.

We nearly used part of their tagline “More than half the Fortune 100 trust ….” As the post title but on balance thought porn would generate a greater number of visitors! Completing their line  “……MarkMonitor to protect their brands online.”

Whilst a scamper round their site reveals that their target market seems to be  organisations with a turnover of greater than $50m there is quite a lot of useful content for the rest of us in their resources section. This ranges from terminology glossaries  through “White papers” (such as Online Brand Protection: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Proactive Strategy)  to case studies newsletters etc etc.

Registration gives access to more goodies and what on a speed read basis seems to be a pretty fascinating Brandjacking Index® Special Edition 2011 on Tablet PCs.

All in all a useful resource for the <$50m turnover companies/organisations.  Oh & they do have their own whois search facility without a captcha!

Update 2.00pm It was eight not seven domains apparently so add sex4iphones.com to the list. It appears as another MarkMonitor registrant on 18 November

 

 

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