Scammers can steal your content and upload it under a fake domain in a matter of minutes for several purposes:
Creating ads under the genuine brand name and stealing traffic
Using look-alike sites that mimic your official website
Creating phishing sites to steal users’ personal and financial information
Red Points’ domain takedown solution scans search engines and domain databases to automatically detect and report fake websites in 3 main steps:
Detect fake websites on:
Report domain takedown right away:
Stop repeat infringers:
Fake websites attempt to pass themselves as the legitimate channel of one or more brands. They appear in several formats, the most common are:
Selling counterfeit products from various brands illegitimately
Selling your brand and mimicking your
When someone copies your official website, they put at risk:
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What is a domain takedown?
Domain takedown refers to the process of removing infringing domains from the Internet. When dealing with domain takedown manually and on an individual basis, this process can be extremely time-consuming, especially since scammers often use a range of techniques to evade enforcement efforts. Red Points’ domain takedown services scan domain databases to automatically detect and report fake domains before they hurt your brand.
How do I get rid of a fake domain?
Red Points’ domain takedown service can automatically get rid of fake domains by detecting, removing, and identifying domain portfolio gaps. Using our technology, you can detect incidents at scale on multiple platforms and report them immediately.
The detection process is carried out by bot-powered searches. These bots constantly crawl all sites, so that the platform works 24/7 and reflects up-to-date infringement data.
Once detected, infringements can be automatically validated as brand impersonation infringements based on automation rules or presented to the user in a visual format for confirmation. The validation process has been designed to be as efficient as possible, without losing accuracy.
Can a registrar take down a website?
Many registrars offer domain protection which prohibits the transfer, change, or deletion of your domain unless the registered owner explicitly grants permission by submitting a form. This prevents domain loss caused by malicious intent and is secured by identity proof or organizational vetting.
Depending on the registrar, there are different levels of protection available. They can range from hiding your contact information, installing a proxy email that filters other email requests, protection against hacking, or constant security monitoring against threats.
How do I report a malicious domain?
Red Points offers a comprehensive solution for reporting and removing malicious domains using bots, self-improving detection through machine learning, and automatic enforcements to significantly streamline the process of reporting and taking down fake and phishing domains.
How do I report a phishing domain?
A phishing domain usually has the name and appearance of an original website. These domains are created to duplicate legitimate businesses and trick customers into believing they are visiting the official website. The goal is to persuade unsuspecting customers to share their personal or financial details. Scammers may also want to sell counterfeit products through phishing domains.
Phishing domains can also lead to data breaches and ransomware attacks, all of which can damage brand reputation and lead to loss of revenue. You can choose to report the phishing websites directly to Google, but that would only remove the websites from Google Search Results.
To remove the phishing websites from the whole Internet, you can adopt Red Points’ phishing takedown services which can automatically find and remove phishing sites that are trying to copy your brand.
How do I find a phishing website?
Hackers are getting better and better at developing phishing websites that are hard to detect. These websites can successfully steal personal information of unsuspecting users. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find and take down phishing websites.
Here are some ways you can find phishing websites online in order to take them down.
The easiest way to find and remove phishing websites is by using one of the phishing site takedown services like Red Points which can automatically detect phishing domains and shut them down.
What are anti phishing techniques?
Anti-phishing techniques include countermeasures to help improve the overall business security and resist phishing attacks.
Some of the basic anti-phishing techniques can include:
Secured website: You can adopt HTTPS instead of HTTP for an added security layer.
Secured login: Further, you can also incorporate two-way authentication for everyone where users are required to enter their password and a code sent to their phones. This in turn prevents attackers from getting access to your website even when they find a legitimate login credential.
Software updates: You should always keep your website as well as your company laptops updated with the latest firewalls to prevent phishing attacks and email spam
Fight against phishing threats: You can use a phishing takedown service like Red Points to shut down phishing websites as soon as they go live and mitigate any damage to your brand.
What is website phishing?
Website phishing is a type of fraud where a scammer replicates a reputable business or person to trick users into thinking they are on the original website. Phishing websites usually copy the same website layout and content as the original to confuse people.
The goal of phishing can be to gain access to login details, and credit card information, or cause data breaches. Scammers may also be looking for a way to sell counterfeit products while making customers believe they are buying the original thing.
Scammers can also use techniques like blackhat SEO and aggressive advertising campaigns to get more users on their fake websites.
Can you take down typosquatting sites?
Infringers use typosquatting to register a domain in the name of an existing brand or a slightly altered version of a registered domain with malicious intents.
Red Points’ Domain Takedown service allows you to detect and remove typosquatting sites to protect your customers and reputation.