UK firms are launching legal challenges over fraudulent domains in record numbers, as criminals attempt to trick consumers into entering personal and financial information into a bogus website.
A dot, dash, or extra letter could be the only difference between a legitimate website address and a fraudulent one. Criminals can then copy the layout of the real website with relative ease, perhaps even purchasing a security certificate to add to its authenticity.
CentralNic Group Plc (LON:CNIC) provides registry services, distribution, and strategic consultancy for new TLDs, ccTLDs and SLDs. They use their in-house developed IT platforms to distribute its portfolio of popular domains to a global network of over 1,500 registrars (retailers such as GoDaddy LLC), which sell these to end users.