Corporation Service Company and Alias Encore Launch New Domain Recovery Service

September 21, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Alias Encore Sales
sales@aliasencore.com

Santa Barbara, CA: Corporation Service Company® (CSC®) and Alias Encore, Inc., announced today that the two companies have entered an exclusive partnership to offer best-in-class domain recovery services to brand holders worldwide. The announcement coincides with the beginning of the Commission Junction® CJU 2010 conference, where the topic of digital brand protection will be on many attendees’ minds.

Since the mid-1990s, brand owners have faced the daunting challenge of dealing with unscrupulous registrants who seek to profit from Internet domain names that include company trademarks or misspellings thereof. Called “cybersquatting” or “typosquatting,” this problem has grown to encompass millions of potentially infringing domain names – a scope most companies can’t possibly address on a case-by-case basis. Brand owners lose untold millions in revenue every year when Internet traffic is surreptitiously redirected to competitors or other third parties by way of advertisements displayed on Web sites reachable through cybersquatted domain names.

CSC has been at the forefront of the digital brand management industry since becoming an ICANN-accredited registrar in 2000, and today is one of the largest corporate registrars serving Global 2000® companies. A trusted advisor to intellectual property and legal professionals for more than 100 years, CSC offers an unparalleled suite of Internet-related services, including both domestic and international (ccTLD) domain name management, trademark and brand monitoring, phishing protection, and domain strategy. A recent survey by World Trademark Review ranked CSC #1 in customer approval for domain and online services.

Founded in 2008, Alias Encore has established itself as the technological leader in the rapidly maturing field of high-volume, automated domain recovery. Alias Encore’s systems allow for the efficient, simultaneous recovery of thousands of infringing domain names, freeing companies to focus on their business rather than playing cat-and-mouse games with cybersquatters. Both firms expect that Alias Encore’s platform and expertise will reinforce CSC’s industry-leading position from the standpoint of scope and sophistication.

“We evaluated the domain recovery industry thoroughly and came to the conclusion that Alias Encore stands head and shoulders above the competition,” said Mark Calandra, vice president at CSC. “In particular, we were impressed with the deep analytics, transparency, multivariate testing, and other advanced platform features that other providers don’t even begin to offer. Also, the speed at which Alias innovates and develops new technology is remarkable.”

Graham MacRobie, Alias Encore’s president and CEO said, “Increasingly, companies are demanding that their domain recovery provider execute with a degree of professionalism that can be challenging for a small firm to achieve. Working alongside CSC, I’m excited to decisively settle the ‘size matters’ debate with our competitors, allowing us to focus on building the technology and expertise that powers our world-class domain recovery solution. I consider it a privilege to work with CSC – a venerable institution with deep and pervasive connections throughout the Internet and legal communities.”

The new domain recovery service is available immediately. For more information, please contact sales@aliasencore.com.

About CSC
Corporation Service Company provides matter management, corporate compliance, and trustee services for companies and law firms worldwide; domain name and trademark services for top global brands; and due diligence and transactional services for the world’s largest financial institutions. It is one of the largest registered agent providers in the United States.

Founded in 1899, CSC is a privately held organization headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A. CSC works with more than 75 percent of the Fortune 500® and more than half of the world’s best brands as ranked by Interbrand®. To learn more about CSC, visit www.cscglobal.com, or follow CSC on Twitter at twitter.com/cscglobal.

About Alias Encore, Inc.
Alias Encore is squarely focused on helping companies increase highly qualified traffic to their Web sites through the strategic acquisition of misspelled domain names. It is no longer sufficient for a company to own only the domain name that exactly matches their trademark. This is because significant revenues are being surreptitiously diverted to competitors through literally millions of “typosquatting” sites that seek to improperly capitalize on the accidental keystrokes of unsuspecting Internet users. Alias Encore puts a stop to this domain name fraud, dramatically increasing revenues as a direct result.

Alias Encore was founded in 2008 and is privately held. The company’s headquarters are in Aliso Viejo, California. For more information, please visit www.aliasencore.com, or follow Alias Encore on Twitter at www.twitter.com/aliasencore.

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Alias Encore, Inc. Announces Open Beta for New Self-Service Domain Enforcement and Management System

January 27, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Aliso Viejo, CA (January 27, 2010) – Alias Encore, Inc. announced today that it has begun accepting applications from those interested to gain early access to the firm’s new self-service Domain Enforcement and Management System through a public beta program.

“We couldn’t be more excited about this new system,” said Graham MacRobie, President and CEO of Alias Encore. “We’ve taken years of experience and distilled it into a fully integrated platform that makes domain enforcement and management a breeze, even for those with limited exposure to the space. In the process, we’re fundamentally changing the industry economics that have previously made large-scale domain enforcement impractical.”

Key features of the new system include:

  • Full-Featured Analysis Tools – the system allows users to easily find potentially infringing domain names, and then prioritize actions based on the nature of the infringement or the projected traffic for each name. Law firms or others that manage multiple accounts are able to work within a single account, or across multiple accounts and brands for additional efficiency.
  • Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) Construction Kit – drafting and filing a UDRP used to require the expertise of an attorney or the assistance of a specialist firm such as Alias Encore or CitizenHawk. Now, companies can easily create their own UDRPs online, start to finish, with just a few clicks. Sophisticated algorithms ensure that the finished result not only complies with all of the applicable standards, but also accurately represents the key issues surrounding each unique case.
  • What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) UDRP Editor – users can avail themselves of the system’s built-in UDRP templates to easily create filings for the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) or the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), or they can use the system’s inline editor to customize the document as they see fit, even creating templates of their own for other types of domain-centric documents including demand letters, litigation pleadings, and more.
  • Clause and Citation Library – a large and growing collection of battle-tested clauses and UDRP decision citations are ready to drop into a case, making research considerably simpler. Of course users can edit these or add their own. Also, each clause can reference a Boolean logic expression which controls the circumstances under which the clause appears in the final document. The system’s standard templates already include a rich set of clauses to cover a wide variety of common situations, meaning many users will never need to concern themselves with these details, but the flexibility will be of interest to attorneys and other power users.
  • PDF Document Assembly Including Exhibits – UDRP filings and other domain disputes, particularly in complex cases, can have extensive exhibits including screenshots, WHOIS records, and more. The system automates the collection of these elements, and then ensures that the appropriate exhibits appear in the finished document.
  • Domain Portfolio Management – easily manage a large portfolio of domain names, even across multiple registrars, without having to transfer any of the domain names to a different registrar. The system provides integrated domain forwarding and traffic monitoring features, making it simple to make traffic-based renewal decisions and to ensure that all domains resolve to an appropriate location. Never accidentally drop a UDRP-won domain again!

In summary, Alias Encore’s new system is intended to be a self-service, soup-to-nuts platform that allows brand holders to finally take full control of their domain portfolio, including enforcement actions. Intellectual property law firms will also find value in the system, particularly in the ability to drastically reduce the complexity of constructing UDRP and other domain-dispute documents on behalf of their clients, as well as in the ability to easily cost-justify enforcement actions through traffic and resultant revenue projections.

Final pricing has not been determined, but Alias Encore expects to offer the new system at a per-UDRP price point considerably below other methods of drafting UDRPs. Although Alias Encore intends to continue offering its CPA-based pricing model for interested parties, this new flat-rate model requires no time commitment, no contract negotiation, and can be implemented to compliment current domain recovery efforts.

Anyone interested in participating in the free public beta should send an email with contact information to beta@aliasencore.com.

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Powerful Domain Management

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UDRP Construction Kit

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Inline UDRP Editor

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Clause and Citation Library

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Flexible Views

 

Alias Encore is not a law firm and does not offer legal advice. Although UDRP complaints are not technically considered legal documents, users of Alias Encore’s UDRP Construction Kit are strongly encouraged to seek the advice and review of a qualified professional prior to filing.

CitizenHawk, National Arbitration Forum, and World Intellectual Property Organization are trademarks of their respective holders.

About Alias Encore, Inc.

Alias Encore is squarely focused on helping companies increase highly qualified traffic to their websites through the strategic acquisition of misspelled domain names. It is no longer sufficient for a company to own only the domain name that exactly matches their trademark. This is because significant revenues are being surreptitiously diverted to competitors through literally millions of “typosquatting” sites that seek to improperly capitalize on the accidental keystrokes of unsuspecting Internet users. Alias Encore puts a stop to this domain name fraud, dramatically increasing revenues as a direct result.

Alias Encore was founded in 2008 and is privately held. The company’s headquarters are in Aliso Viejo, California. For more information, please visit http://www.aliasencore.com.

CONTACT:

Media Relations
Alias Encore, Inc.
(866) 608-8202 phone
(866) 810-7656 fax
media@aliasencore.com
http://www.aliasencore.com

Commission Junction Awards Alias Encore, Inc. Performer Status

November 4, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Aliso Viejo, CA (November 4, 2009) – Alias Encore, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded Performer status by Commission Junction.

“Commission Junction is delighted to welcome Alias Encore to Commission Junction’s Performer  (CJP) Program.  The CJP program is designed for publishers who have a proven track record of delivering results, who work ethically within the CJ Marketplace and want to expand their affiliate relationships,” said Nicole Fini, Publisher Account Director at Commission Junction. ”We look forward to working with Alias Encore at the CJP level to increase their revenue potential and establish long-term partnerships.”

“We’re honored to become a Performer,” said Laura Thompson, Director of Business Development at Alias Encore, Inc. “Commission Junction has been a fantastic partner and we look forward to continuing the relationship and building on the success we’ve had so far.”

Alias Encore partnered with Commission Junction earlier this year, working closely with the Publisher Development team. “After seeking out and recruiting this publisher for management under the publisher channel development group, I quickly realized the potential their business had to offer in the affiliate space,” said Angela Mihalakopoulos, Business Development Manager / Publisher Channel Development at Commission Junction. ”Their team is extremely responsive, very engaged and was always open to our strategic suggestions.  They treated us like an extension of their team and offered full transparency to our advertisers.  They’re a valuable publisher and have a great offering for our advertiser clients.”

‘We’re thrilled,” said Graham MacRobie, President and CEO of Alias Encore, Inc. “We’re lucky to work with Commission Junction–a great company with great people–and we’re going to continue offering their advertisers the best typo domain-recovery service for the best price.”

About Commission Junction

Commission Junction (www.cj.com) provides advanced performance marketing solutions that help marketers increase online leads and sales. By facilitating strategic relationships between advertisers and publishers, Commission Junction leverages its proven expertise in affiliate marketing and search marketing to drive measurable results for clients.

About Alias Encore, Inc.

Alias Encore is squarely focused on helping companies increase highly qualified traffic to their websites through the strategic acquisition of misspelled domain names. It is no longer sufficient for a company to own only the domain name that exactly matches their trademark. This is because significant revenues are being surreptitiously diverted to competitors through literally millions of “typosquatting” sites that seek to improperly capitalize on the accidental keystrokes of unsuspecting Internet users. Alias Encore puts a stop to this domain name fraud, dramatically increasing revenues as a direct result.

Alias Encore was founded in 2008 and is privately held. The company’s headquarters are in Aliso Viejo, California. For more information, please visit http://www.aliasencore.com.

CONTACT:

Media Relations
Alias Encore, Inc.
(866) 608-8202 phone
(866) 810-7656 fax
media@aliasencore.com
http://www.aliasencore.com

Graham MacRobie Invited to Join Commission Junction’s Publisher User Group

September 14, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Aliso Viejo, CA (September 14, 2009) – Alias Encore, Inc. announced today that Graham MacRobie, its President and CEO, has been invited to join Commission Junction’s Publisher User Group (PUG).

“I’m thrilled at the opportunity,” said MacRobie. “I consider Commission Junction to be a critical business partner, and this is a fantastic venue to strengthen that relationship. I’m honored to be included.”

According to Commission Junction, PUG presents a forum for their clients to have a direct feedback channel to CJ’s Publisher Development and Product Development teams, insight into CJ’s company direction, as well as influence on CJ with innovation and new ideas.

About Alias Encore, Inc.

Alias Encore is squarely focused on helping companies increase highly qualified traffic to their websites through the strategic acquisition of misspelled domain names. It is no longer sufficient for a company to own only the domain name that exactly matches their trademark. This is because significant revenues are being surreptitiously diverted to competitors through literally millions of “typosquatting” sites that seek to improperly capitalize on the accidental keystrokes of unsuspecting Internet users. Alias Encore puts a stop to this domain name fraud, dramatically increasing revenues as a direct result.

Alias Encore was founded in 2008 and is privately held. The company’s headquarters are in Aliso Viejo, California. For more information, please visit http://www.aliasencore.com.

CONTACT:

Media Relations
Alias Encore, Inc.
(866) 608-8202 phone
(866) 810-7656 fax
media@aliasencore.com
http://www.aliasencore.com

Alias Encore, Inc. Announces New Standard Pricing

February 2, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Aliso Viejo, CA (February 2, 2009) – Alias Encore, Inc. announced today that it has published uniform pricing terms for its industry-leading typo domain recovery service.

“By putting our pricing right on our web site, you know we’re offering you the same terms we offer everyone,” said Graham MacRobie, Alias Encore’s President and CEO. “I encourage our primary competitor, CitizenHawk™, to do likewise.”

Pricing terms are detailed at http://aliasencore.com/services/cpa-domain-recovery and are effective immediately.

About Alias Encore, Inc.

Alias Encore is squarely focused on helping companies increase highly qualified traffic to their websites through the strategic acquisition of misspelled domain names. It is no longer sufficient for a company to own only the domain name that exactly matches their trademark. This is because significant revenues are being surreptitiously diverted to competitors through literally millions of “typosquatting” sites that seek to improperly capitalize on the accidental keystrokes of unsuspecting Internet users. Alias Encore puts a stop to this domain name fraud, dramatically increasing revenues as a direct result.

Alias Encore was founded in 2008 and is privately held. The company’s headquarters are in Aliso Viejo, California. For more information, please visit http://www.aliasencore.com.

CONTACT:

Media Relations
Alias Encore, Inc.
(866) 608-8202 phone
(866) 810-7656 fax
media@aliasencore.com
http://www.aliasencore.com

Alias Encore, Inc. Unveils New Service Offerings

January 21, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Aliso Viejo, CA (January 21, 2009) – Alias Encore, Inc. announced today that it has launched two new service offerings, both intended to enhance and complement the company’s industry leading typosquatting domain name recovery service.

First, the company has released its “Defensive Registration” service which applies sophisticated statistical models to help predict the valuable domain names that companies should preemptively purchase to help avoid typosquatters later. The result of significant research and development, this service promises to quickly become a valuable part of industry best practices for brand holders and agencies alike.

Second, Alias Encore has made available a suite of services for legal professionals. These include forensic screenshots of web sites, factual research for domain name fraud, and expert evidence and testimony for domain name legal cases. The suite is expected to help intellectual property attorneys expand their practice into increasingly complex domain name matters, allowing them to help their clients realize the full potential of their web traffic.

“Alias Encore differentiates itself on the depth of our experience and technical capability, and these new services build on that tradition,” said Graham MacRobie, the company’s President and CEO. “I’m thrilled that our partners in the legal community will be able to leverage our expertise, working side-by-side with us to clean up domain name fraud on the Internet.”

The new additions are generally available immediately, and further details are available on the company’s website. Pricing details were not disclosed but are also available directly from the firm.

About Alias Encore, Inc.

Alias Encore is squarely focused on helping companies increase highly qualified traffic to their websites through the strategic acquisition of misspelled domain names. It is no longer sufficient for a company to own only the domain name that exactly matches their trademark. This is because significant revenues are being surreptitiously diverted to competitors through literally millions of “typosquatting” sites that seek to improperly capitalize on the accidental keystrokes of unsuspecting Internet users. Alias Encore puts a stop to this domain name fraud, dramatically increasing revenues as a direct result.

Alias Encore was founded in 2008 and is privately held. The company’s headquarters are in Aliso Viejo, California. For more information, please visit http://www.aliasencore.com.

CONTACT:

Media Relations
Alias Encore, Inc.
(866) 608-8202 phone
(866) 810-7656 fax
media@aliasencore.com
http://www.aliasencore.com

Alias Encore, Inc. Appoints Graham MacRobie as CEO

October 20, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Aliso Viejo, CA (October 20, 2008) – Alias Encore, Inc. announced today that it has appointed Graham MacRobie as President and CEO.  MacRobie brings 16 years of entrepreneurial, technical, and general operations skill to lead the company.  Previously, MacRobie was President and CEO at CitizenHawk, Inc.

“I’m very excited to join Alias Encore,” said MacRobie.  “There’s tremendous market opportunity here and the company is well positioned to capitalize on it.  I’m particularly enthusiastic about working with a company that values ethical behavior – a real breath of fresh air in this industry.”

MacRobie’s background includes significant technical expertise and senior leadership roles at other high-tech startups.  He has designed numerous enterprise-class systems, including automated systems to detect fraud as well as practical business processes for large-scale fraud management.  The company expects MacRobie’s experience and contacts in the industry to be especially helpful as the company grows rapidly.

About Alias Encore, Inc.

Alias Encore is squarely focused on helping companies increase highly qualified traffic to their websites through the strategic acquisition of misspelled domain names.  It is no longer sufficient for a company to own only the domain name that exactly matches their trademark.  This is because significant revenues are being surreptitiously diverted to competitors through literally millions of “typosquatting” sites that seek to improperly capitalize on the accidental keystrokes of unsuspecting Internet users.  Alias Encore puts a stop to this domain name fraud, dramatically increasing revenues as a direct result.

Alias Encore was founded in 2008 and is privately held.  The company’s headquarters are in Aliso Viejo, California.  For more information, please visit http://www.aliasencore.com.

CONTACT:

Media Relations
Alias Encore, Inc.
(866) 608-8202 phone
(866) 810-7656 fax
media@aliasencore.com
http://www.aliasencore.com

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