15 episodes

Welcome to the iQ Podcast. Our aim is to offer relevant content, wisdom and knowledge for the benefit of domain name registry operators (and those that would like to apply for their own domain extension) + registrars, resellers, brands and hosting providers.

Your host is Pinky Brand, SVP at iQ.

iQ is a software and consulting services provider for the domain name business. Our products and services are designed to provide both data-driven and experience-based business intelligence which, will enable you to gain meaningful insight, develop a strategy and deliver innovative platforms and websites for your own namespace.

Learn more at https://iq.global/

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Welcome to the iQ Podcast. Our aim is to offer relevant content, wisdom and knowledge for the benefit of domain name registry operators (and those that would like to apply for their own domain extension) + registrars, resellers, brands and hosting providers.

Your host is Pinky Brand, SVP at iQ.

iQ is a software and consulting services provider for the domain name business. Our products and services are designed to provide both data-driven and experience-based business intelligence which, will enable you to gain meaningful insight, develop a strategy and deliver innovative platforms and websites for your own namespace.

Learn more at https://iq.global/

    A Female Perspective on the Domain Industry | Guest: Mou Mukherjee

    A Female Perspective on the Domain Industry | Guest: Mou Mukherjee

    EPISODE 14: Mou Mukherjee, Head of Registry Services at .CLOUD, speaks with Pinky Brand, SVP at iQ, about her journey in the domain name industry, her challenges in running a registry, and her lived experience as a female in the industry. Navigate directly to specific topics by clicking on the below chapter time stamps:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIJMZ5gd4P8andt=88s (1:28) - Tell us about your journey in the domain name industry. How did you first get involved?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIJMZ5gd4P8andt=247s (4:07) - You left the industry for a while. Why did you decide to return?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIJMZ5gd4P8andt=485s (8:05) - Tell us a bit about .CLOUD and what you do there.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIJMZ5gd4P8andt=664s (11:04) - What do you attribute to .CLOUD’s success?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIJMZ5gd4P8andt=1090s (18:10) - What challenges did you face running the registry in the early days?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIJMZ5gd4P8andt=1325s (22:05) - Marketing and selling premium names as a registry
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIJMZ5gd4P8andt=1752s (29:12) - You are a woman of color, born in India, growing up in Canada, working for an Italian company, and doing business in China. How has it all shaped your views on running a business that is truly international in scope and scale?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIJMZ5gd4P8andt=2185s (36:25) - Where did you go to find mentors and coaches?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIJMZ5gd4P8andt=2422s (40:22) - Is it trauma, imposter syndrome, or both for some women in our industry?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIJMZ5gd4P8andt=2735s (45:35) - Reflections on the personal journey. Self-exploration and transformation.
    Published: 14 December 2021

    • 50 min
    What's new with Abuse Manager v2.0 | Guest: LG Forsberg

    What's new with Abuse Manager v2.0 | Guest: LG Forsberg

    LG Forsberg, CTO at iQ, speaks with Pinky Brand, SVP at iQ about what's new with Abuse Manager in the recently released version 2.0. Navigate directly to specific topics by clicking on the below chapter time stamps.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2ZzrEl2OMsandlist=PLB86JHVASI68eTH7Sgyryl1W6ek9LMHcDandindex=1andt=18s (0:18) - Introduction
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2ZzrEl2OMsandlist=PLB86JHVASI68eTH7Sgyryl1W6ek9LMHcDandindex=1andt=91s (1:31) - Evolution of RegistryOffice Abuse Monitor to Abuse Manager and v2.0
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2ZzrEl2OMsandlist=PLB86JHVASI68eTH7Sgyryl1W6ek9LMHcDandindex=1andt=254s (4:14) - Dashboard and UI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2ZzrEl2OMsandlist=PLB86JHVASI68eTH7Sgyryl1W6ek9LMHcDandindex=1andt=375s (6:15) - Case Management, Sorting, Filtering, Exporting
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2ZzrEl2OMsandlist=PLB86JHVASI68eTH7Sgyryl1W6ek9LMHcDandindex=1andt=450s (7:30) - Reports
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2ZzrEl2OMsandlist=PLB86JHVASI68eTH7Sgyryl1W6ek9LMHcDandindex=1andt=485s (8:05) - Rulesets
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2ZzrEl2OMsandlist=PLB86JHVASI68eTH7Sgyryl1W6ek9LMHcDandindex=1andt=590s (9:50) - Threat Intelligence Marketplace feeds
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2ZzrEl2OMsandlist=PLB86JHVASI68eTH7Sgyryl1W6ek9LMHcDandindex=1andt=666s (11:06) - Vetting process for Threat Intelligence Marketplace feeds
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2ZzrEl2OMsandlist=PLB86JHVASI68eTH7Sgyryl1W6ek9LMHcDandindex=1andt=952s (15:52) - Inbound Email Reports
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2ZzrEl2OMsandlist=PLB86JHVASI68eTH7Sgyryl1W6ek9LMHcDandindex=1andt=1200s (20:00) - Evidence and Screenshot support
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2ZzrEl2OMsandlist=PLB86JHVASI68eTH7Sgyryl1W6ek9LMHcDandindex=1andt=1396s (23:16) - Other features, summary, looking toward v2.1, customer use cases
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2ZzrEl2OMsandlist=PLB86JHVASI68eTH7Sgyryl1W6ek9LMHcDandindex=1andt=1615s (26:55) - Free Trial, how it works
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2ZzrEl2OMsandlist=PLB86JHVASI68eTH7Sgyryl1W6ek9LMHcDandindex=1andt=1685s (28:05) - Nordic Domain Days 2022
    Recorded: 2 December 2021

    • 30 min
    How .BANK addresses the Cybersecurity Problem | Guest: Drew Schiff

    How .BANK addresses the Cybersecurity Problem | Guest: Drew Schiff

    Drew Schiff, Director, Engagement Services at fTLD, speaks with Pinky Brand, Senior Vice President at iQ.
    00:17 - Introduction and background on open vs. restricted domain extensions and overall cybersecurity threats
    02:35 - The origins of the .BANK domain extension
    03:46 - The application and approval process of getting .BANK into the root zone
    05:00 - What is the primary benefit of the .BANK domain extension to banks and consumers?
    09:22 - Who within a bank should be involved in the adoption of ..BANK?
    11:11 - What are the requirements to obtain a .BANK domain name?
    14:00 - Is it expensive and complex to move a bank's primary URL to .bank? How does it compare to other security, verification, and digital initiatives that banks need to undertake?
    17:10 - Comments on vetting each applicant
    18:47 - How are users responding to banks using a .bank domain?
    22:00 - How .BANK educates registrars, banks, and consumers about .BANK
    25:02 - What about premium names? Can a bank reserve or obtain more than one name or register a slogan, etc? (e.g. SuperSafe.bank)
    26:42 - What other actions does the .BANK registry take to protect end-users from potential abuse threats?
    28:50 - How to learn more and contact .BANK directly for a discussion
    Stay informed on your Domain Abuse situation, and get FREE tailor-made reports within seconds from one of the world's most extensive repositories of malicious domains, and gain insight into Domain Abuse trends at: https://abusestats.com/
    Recorded: 10 November 2021

    • 30 min
    Abusive Domain Names & Defensive Domain Blocking | Guest: Kevin Kopas

    Abusive Domain Names & Defensive Domain Blocking | Guest: Kevin Kopas

    Kevin Kopas, Co-Founder, and COO at ShortDot SA, speaks with Pinky Brand, Senior Vice President at iQ. Kevin tells us a little bit about his journey in the domain business, lessons learned from launching 5 TLDs, and his views on dealing with abusive domain names, including compromised domains, defining "DNS Abuse", the role of stakeholders and trusted notifiers, gathering evidence, standards, etc. From a registry operator user point of view. We also discuss their new ShortBlock defensive domain blocking service that helps protect trademarks and IP, and what it might be like to get back on the road again.
    Recorded: September 2021

    • 35 min
    Anti-Phishing Working Group | 10 minutes with Peter Cassidy, Co-Founder

    Anti-Phishing Working Group | 10 minutes with Peter Cassidy, Co-Founder

    Peter Cassidy, Co-Founder and Secretary-General at the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), speaks with Pinky Brand, Senior Vice President at iQ. Read the extended interview with Peter at https://iq.global/blog/10-minutes-with-peter-cassidy-apwg
    Recorded: August 2021

    • 11 min
    Abuse & Brand Protection Trends in African TLDs | Guest: Daniel Greenberg

    Abuse & Brand Protection Trends in African TLDs | Guest: Daniel Greenberg

    Daniel Greenberg, Director, Founder and CEO of Lexsynergy, speaks with Pinky Brand, Senior Vice President at iQ, about abuse and brand protection trends in African top-level domain extensions.

    • 27 min

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