Brands protected as Com Laude enters Internet Watch Foundation membership

Published:  Wed 9 Oct 2013

Com Laude has joined forces with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) to protect brands from infringements by criminals seeking to disseminate child sexual abuse images.

Com Laude Opens in New Window, a specialist domain name management provider with offices in London and the south of England, helps many of the world’s leading companies to secure their brands in the internet’s addressing system.

Nick Wood, Com Laude, said: “Our clients strive to ensure that their customers enjoy a safe experience on the internet. With the advent of over 1,000 new domain registries in the next 12 months, there will be many more opportunities for criminals. We value the work of the IWF and are looking forward to working with other members.”

Susie Hargreaves, IWF Chief Executive, said: “It is a sad truth that legitimate organisations see their services and branding exploited by criminals seeking to share child sexual abuse images. It is therefore essential that the IWF works with registrars like Com Laude to ensure brands are protected and warned when these infringements take place. I look forward to working with their team and their clients to create a safer online experience for all users.”

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Contact: IWF Membership team on 01223 203030 or members@iwf.org.uk.

About Internet Watch Foundation membership

IWF Members have access to a range of services designed to combat online child sexual abuse images and videos. These services help reduce the ability of criminals to exploit legitimate services and speed up the removal of child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere in the world.

The IWF and its Member organisations are committed to the shared vision of an internet free of child sexual abuse content.

For information about becoming a member of the IWF please visit

www.iwf.org.uk/join-us or email: members@iwf.org.uk.  

About the Internet Watch Foundation

The IWF is the Hotline to report:

    child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere in the world;
    criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK;
    non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK.

For more information please visit www.iwf.org.uk.

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About Com Laude

Com Laude provides corporate domain name management services and strategic advice to leading intellectual property owners and trademark specialists, registering portfolios of domain names around the world. Valideus, Com Laude's sister Company, is a consultancy that is currently managing over 120 applications under ICANN’s New gTLD Program (nearly one in 20 of the applications overall).

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