With the release of new gTLDs (786 extensions completed as of Nov 2015) there is a major threat to domain name brand abuse. Criminals are registering domains as "your" brand to launch attacks. Tactics include close matches and typo-squatting.
There is an increase in the threats like counterfeiting, phishing and cybersquatting. We monitor across all the gTLDs for unauthorised domain registrations and "cousin" domains which are look-alike domains, for example: www.bank.com = www.bbank.com, using our contextual correlation engine which minimises false positives to provide much effective results and incident response. SecureITLab monitors the root domains, existing gTLDs and any new gTLDs coming up on a daily basis.