“Exploring the Wild West of Domain Names: Lille FIC” -Lexing Alain Bensoussan Avocats

Virginie Brunot, lawyer director of the Industrial Property Litigation Department, will take part in a round table: “ In the Far West of domain names on Thursday, April 6 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The fifteenth edition of International Cybersecurity Forum will be held in Lille on Wednesday 5, Thursday 6 and Friday 7 April 2023.

Thème du FIC 2023 : « In Cloud we trust ? »

The public cloud is the engine of digital transformation. With an adoption rate of only 40% in Europe, the market potential for suppliers and productivity gains for end customers are colossal. However, the choice of a solution cannot be reduced to functional and financial criteria, as this is binding in the long term.

In simple words, the public cloud amounts to “using someone else’s computer” to which organizations entrust not only their information assets but also sometimes their most strategic business processes. Cybersecurity and the trust that can – or cannot – be granted to the operator are therefore essential.

In the Far West of domain names

More than a thousand new internet extensions (nTLDs) have emerged in recent years.

A boon for cybersquatters and attackers who use spoofed domains, or “look-alikes”, to divert web traffic from legitimate sites and launch all sorts of attacks (phishing, spoofing, etc.).

To the point that 75% of internet domains that resemble the domains of large organizations would today be held by third parties (source: CSC). Thus, in July 2022, an unknown person filed 967 .fr domain names imitating known brands or organizations with a German registrar.

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Despite the threat, most organizations have yet to implemented security measures existing.


  • Anne PERRIN, Partnership Women4Cyber, TGS;
  • Virginie BRUNOT, lawyer, Lexing Alain Bensoussan Avocats;
  • Nicolas PAWLAK, Domain name monitoring & Syadmin Linux, RED FLAG DOMAINS;
  • Murielle BOCHATON, Sales Director, NAMESHIELD.
  • Noémi DROUIN, from the APIE mission (Support for the intangible heritage of the State)

The International Cybersecurity Forum

The Program du FIC 2023particularly rich and varied.

The 15th Forum will be held from Wednesday April 5 to Friday April 7, 2023, at the Lille Grand Palais:
1, Boulevard des Cités Unies, 59777 EURALILLE
Tel: +33 (0)3 20 14 15 16

To register : Click here.

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