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First Uniregistry and Donuts Inc Domains Go Live

November 15th, 2013 Comments off
Both UniRegistry (Frank Schilling’s venture) and Donuts Inc registries today went live with their first sets of top level domain names (gTlds). Uniregistry’s nic.sexy and nic.tattoo resolve and are live showing pitch pages including promotional videos and tld info. Donuts …

.ORG increases prices to Registrars by 10%

December 31st, 2012 Comments off

As reported by InternetNews.me, PIR, the registry operating the .ORG gTLD has announce a price increase of 10% effective July 1st, 2013. The new price to registrars will be $8.25, an effective increase of $0.55 per domain name year. This makes .ORG more expensive that .COM ($7.85) as of mid next year.

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Metal.com sold for $140,000 USD – Sedo Sales Report until July 23rd, 2012

July 24th, 2012 Comments off

Please find the weekly sales list attached. This past week, 834 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling over $1.5 million.

43% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings.

Highlight public sales include:

  • Top .com: metal.com at 140,000 USD
  • Top ccTLD: sugar.co at 30,000 USD
  • Top “other” TLD: car-games.net at 17,000 USD

See the full list of reported sales after the jump.

Domain nameTLDDatePriceCurrencyMarketplace
metal.comcom2012-07-20140,000USDSedo
chargepoint.comcom2012-07-1780,000USDSedo
sugar.coco2012-07-2030,000USDSedo
car-games.netnet2012-07-1917,000USDSedo
ticketgarden.comcom2012-07-1815,000USDSedo
message.usus2012-07-1614,000USDSedo
expa.comcom2012-07-1710,000EURSedo
playreal.comcom2012-07-197,500USDSedo
readyforaction.comcom2012-07-176,500USDSedo
goedkopezorgverzekering.nlnl2012-07-196,250EURSedo
nuse.comcom2012-07-176,000USDSedo
hzm.comcom2012-07-185,000USDSedo
bmad.comcom2012-07-195,000USDSedo
highlevel.comcom2012-07-185,000USDSedo
auctionata.dede2012-07-205,000EURSedo
womenonfire.comcom2012-07-194,895USDSedo
persante.comcom2012-07-194,800USDSedo
lexoffice.comcom2012-07-174,700USDSedo
crisisworks.comcom2012-07-194,000USDSedo
rehealth.comcom2012-07-184,000USDSedo
breakstation.comcom2012-07-204,000USDSedo
nowshop.comcom2012-07-194,000USDSedo
mafia.toto2012-07-164,000EURSedo
farben24.dede2012-07-234,000EURSedo
revision.infoinfo2012-07-194,000EURSedo
amalgama.comcom2012-07-233,900USDSedo
sousvidecooking.comcom2012-07-233,899USDSedo
pisosdebancos.comcom2012-07-203,700EURSedo
bywho.comcom2012-07-163,600USDSedo
cordlash.comcom2012-07-193,500EURSedo
unashamedtour.comcom2012-07-183,500USDSedo
smbnetworks.comcom2012-07-173,500USDSedo
nuclearblast.co.ukco.uk2012-07-193,300USDSedo
timecapsules.netnet2012-07-173,200USDSedo
cftv.comcom2012-07-193,000USDSedo
afghancarpet.comcom2012-07-233,000USDSedo
threebakers.comcom2012-07-173,000USDSedo
ustam.comcom2012-07-193,000USDSedo
brandwho.comcom2012-07-203,000USDSedo
ecpm.eueu2012-07-192,950EURSedo
sendgrid.dede2012-07-172,900EURSedo
clothestv.comcom2012-07-172,750USDSedo
allyoubet.eueu2012-07-202,750EURSedo
faveit.comcom2012-07-172,550USDSedo
yosay.comcom2012-07-202,500USDSedo
cruzeirosbaratos.ptpt2012-07-232,500EURSedo
lw.cccc2012-07-182,500USDSedo
frankfurt-live.dede2012-07-192,500EURSedo
amelie.dede2012-07-202,222EURSedo
tauchreisen.comcom2012-07-232,200EURSedo
city2city.dede2012-07-202,100EURSedo
hausbau24.comcom2012-07-182,000EURSedo
westernenergy.comcom2012-07-172,000USDSedo
piana.comcom2012-07-172,000EURSedo
cbmo.comcom2012-07-162,000USDSedo
gold14.comcom2012-07-202,000EURSedo
shopglass.comcom2012-07-172,000USDSedo
ideagora.comcom2012-07-172,000EURSedo
weaponizer.comcom2012-07-172,000USDSedo
prosperia.comcom2012-07-202,000EURSedo
moneysavingadvice.co.ukco.uk2012-07-182,000GBPSedo
dynargie.chch2012-07-182,000EURSedo
episo.dede2012-07-192,000EURSedo
adj.eueu2012-07-192,000EURSedo
wellglow.comcom2012-07-171,999USDSedo
airsolutions.netnet2012-07-171,975USDSedo
cincinnatiapartment.comcom2012-07-201,900USDSedo
gamingslots.comcom2012-07-191,850GBPSedo
jetmagic.comcom2012-07-191,800EURSedo
most.tvtv2012-07-191,800USDSedo
germany.meme2012-07-201,800USDSedo
livevet.comcom2012-07-191,795USDSedo
hargreaveslansdown.comcom2012-07-181,795USDSedo
baederportal.dede2012-07-231,785EURSedo
meinebettwaesche.dede2012-07-181,750EURSedo
meinebettwäsche.dede2012-07-181,750EURSedo
gewinnzahlen.netnet2012-07-171,700EURSedo
trendprovider.comcom2012-07-171,695USDSedo
davos-hotels.comcom2012-07-171,665EURSedo
introducing.usus2012-07-191,650USDSedo
postsocial.comcom2012-07-191,510USDSedo
usertests.comcom2012-07-171,500EURSedo
riserealty.comcom2012-07-161,500USDSedo
mobileyellowpages.comcom2012-07-181,500EURSedo
kingtide.comcom2012-07-181,500EURSedo
flowsystem.comcom2012-07-171,500EURSedo
personalvaporizer.comcom2012-07-201,500USDSedo
used-cars-for-sale.comcom2012-07-191,500USDSedo
askpapa.comcom2012-07-191,500USDSedo
sportsbanner.comcom2012-07-201,500USDSedo
anvilbook.comcom2012-07-201,500USDSedo
frische.atat2012-07-191,500EURSedo
outreach.meme2012-07-201,500USDSedo
bettingapps.co.ukco.uk2012-07-191,500GBPSedo
recyclingprodukte.dede2012-07-181,500EURSedo
esmoke.co.ukco.uk2012-07-181,500USDSedo
onlinecasino.imim2012-07-171,500EURSedo
arizonagolf.netnet2012-07-171,500USDSedo
northlandbank.comcom2012-07-171,495USDSedo
cocoz.comcom2012-07-201,400USDSedo
iplack.comcom2012-07-191,400EURSedo
outdoor-arena.dede2012-07-171,400EURSedo
quizmaker.netnet2012-07-171,399USDSedo
tabakshop.dede2012-07-171,393EURSedo
relationshipmanager.comcom2012-07-171,299USDSedo
cityroofing.comcom2012-07-181,285USDSedo
tapcorp.comcom2012-07-171,250USDSedo
immobilienfonds.eueu2012-07-191,250EURSedo
ccw.eueu2012-07-201,250EURSedo
prbox.comcom2012-07-231,200USDSedo
biorga.comcom2012-07-181,200EURSedo
personalvaporizers.comcom2012-07-201,200USDSedo
greenism.comcom2012-07-201,200USDSedo
wm2014.comcom2012-07-191,150EURSedo
homeglassrepair.comcom2012-07-181,150USDSedo
esotheka.dede2012-07-191,100EURSedo
poolpay.comcom2012-07-181,050USDSedo
stauwarnung.comcom2012-07-231,050EURSedo
lanyards.caca2012-07-231,050USDSedo
phpfactory.comcom2012-07-181,000EURSedo
csgold.comcom2012-07-191,000USDSedo
ryu-gaku.comcom2012-07-191,000USDSedo
hotelespaña.comcom2012-07-231,000EURSedo
cachurch.comcom2012-07-201,000USDSedo
thingcity.comcom2012-07-171,000USDSedo
e-silk.comcom2012-07-201,000USDSedo
serruriernice.frfr2012-07-181,000EURSedo
inoar.itit2012-07-231,000USDSedo
scitec.dede2012-07-181,000EURSedo
life-insurance-quotes.co.ukco.uk2012-07-171,000GBPSedo
in-vendita.itit2012-07-201,000EURSedo
nit.dede2012-07-231,000EURSedo
startupitaly.orgorg2012-07-191,000EURSedo
solarrechner.netnet2012-07-181,000EURSedo
shared.meme2012-07-17999USDSedo
recall.meme2012-07-16999USDSedo
waxee.comcom2012-07-20995USDSedo
gcpv.comcom2012-07-17995USDSedo
mng.coco2012-07-17990EURSedo
xtrememotorsinc.comcom2012-07-17980USDSedo
lis.toto2012-07-20950EURSedo
room.usus2012-07-17950EURSedo
jori.dede2012-07-20950EURSedo
kieferorthopädie-münchen.dede2012-07-20950EURSedo
crosskick.comcom2012-07-18910USDSedo
dehumidifier.bizbiz2012-07-19910USDSedo
syncsecure.comcom2012-07-23900USDSedo
jewelstreet.comcom2012-07-18900USDSedo
prezzooro.itit2012-07-16900EURSedo
hundeversicherung.eueu2012-07-20900EURSedo
solarrechner.orgorg2012-07-19900EURSedo
ajos.netnet2012-07-19900EURSedo
trustgraph.comcom2012-07-20890USDSedo
pedelecs.orgorg2012-07-23880EURSedo
speechgarden.comcom2012-07-18877USDSedo
doppelgarage.dede2012-07-19865EURSedo
shipmypet.comcom2012-07-16850USDSedo
gotoship.comcom2012-07-18850USDSedo
aerconsig.comcom2012-07-23850USDSedo
onecom.co.ukco.uk2012-07-18850GBPSedo
tierversandapo.dede2012-07-20850EURSedo
solarinstallateure.dede2012-07-19850EURSedo
angeles.coco2012-07-20850USDSedo
uploadhere.comcom2012-07-18813EURSedo
farbverlauf.comcom2012-07-19813EURSedo
winstantly.comcom2012-07-20800USDSedo
huettner.comcom2012-07-23800EURSedo
freestockvectors.comcom2012-07-17800USDSedo
buyred.comcom2012-07-20800USDSedo
learnjob.comcom2012-07-20800USDSedo
serruriercannes.frfr2012-07-18800EURSedo
serruriergrenoble.frfr2012-07-20800EURSedo
aab.chch2012-07-17800EURSedo
carpaint.co.zaco.za2012-07-19800USDSedo
leitershop.dede2012-07-18800EURSedo
m78.dede2012-07-17800EURSedo
longtermcareinsurance.bizbiz2012-07-18795USDSedo
tridentbuses.comcom2012-07-17777USDSedo
asdf.netnet2012-07-16775USDSedo
storypress.comcom2012-07-16750USDSedo
flooors.comcom2012-07-17750EURSedo
bestlifeinsurancecompanies.comcom2012-07-19750USDSedo
lankashop.comcom2012-07-20750EURSedo
sampleton.comcom2012-07-17750USDSedo
epiclist.comcom2012-07-17750USDSedo
stahlblau.dede2012-07-17750EURSedo
biowein.tvtv2012-07-17750EURSedo
sarar.dede2012-07-19750EURSedo
groningen.infoinfo2012-07-18750EURSedo
halmahera.comcom2012-07-18740EURSedo
mychatterbox.comcom2012-07-18700USDSedo
duraproof.comcom2012-07-23700USDSedo
figo.meme2012-07-17700EURSedo
shampoos.dede2012-07-19700EURSedo

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Donuts Inc eye popping list of 307 new top-level domains

June 13th, 2012 Comments off

The hottest domain start-up around, Donuts Inc, spent over $56 million in application fees alone with ICANN to try and secure 307 new gTLD’s. Donuts (a play on Domain Nuts) has applied for more gTLD’s than Google, Amazon and Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry Corp combined.

Donuts Inc is backed by a whole lot of capital, which gives them a huge advantage. More so than any other domain start-up currently, as far as we know. Multiple venture capital firms and private equity institutional investors are rallying around the company — helping them raise over $100M already. And just to give you an overview of how much money/power exactly we’re talking about… The 5 backers of donuts collectively manage and/or have access to $30 billion. Now that’s a whole lot of dough.

The company also did something unique that lead to publications like the Washington Post missing the massive size amount of applications by Donuts Inc – they set up separate companies for each of their submissions.

Donuts Inc Domains

So it shouldn’t be a problem for Donuts to get more money, if and when need be, in order to secure most of their chosen strings… But will it be enough when they get into the battles of contested strings for which Google and Amazon also applied? Nobody really knows, we’ll have to wait and see.

Meanwhile you can feast your eyes on this list of all 307 generic top level domains which Donuts Inc. is pursuing. Four of them are IDN’s in Hans script code.

.xn--vhquv — Enterprise, firm, company.
.xn--czrs0t — Commercial shop or store, selling goods
.xn--fjq720a — Entertainment
.xn--unup4y — Game(s)

The rest are your standard English based keywords which need no introduction or further explanation – see the list after the jump.

.ACADEMY
.ACCOUNTANTS
.AGENCY
.APARTMENTS
.APP
.ARCHITECT
.ART
.ASSOCIATES
.ATTORNEY
.AUCTION
.AUDIO
.AUTO
.BABY
.BAND
.BARGAINS
.BASEBALL
.BASKETBALL
.BEAUTY
.BET
.BIKE
.BINGO
.BLOG
.BOATS
.BOOK
.BOUTIQUE
.BROADWAY
.BROKER
.BUILDERS
.BUSINESS
.BUY
.CAB
.CAFE
.CAMERA
.CAMP
.CAPITAL
.CARDS
.CARE
.CAREERS
.CARS
.CASA
.CASH
.CASINO
.CATERING
.CENTER
.CHARITY
.CHAT
.CHEAP
.CHURCH
.CITY
.CLAIMS
.CLEANING
.CLINIC
.CLOTHING
.CLOUD
.CLUB
.COACH
.CODES
.COFFEE
.COLLEGE
.COMMUNITY
.COMPANY
.COMPUTER
.CONDOS
.CONSTRUCTION
.CONSULTING
.CONTRACTORS
.COOL
.CORP
.COUPONS
.CPA
.CREDIT
.CREDITCARD
.CRICKET
.CRUISES
.DATA
.DATING
.DEALS
.DEGREE
.DELIVERY
.DENTAL
.DENTIST
.DESIGN
.DIAMONDS
.DIET
.DIGITAL
.DIRECT
.DIRECTORY
.DISCOUNT
.DOCTOR
.DOG
.DOMAINS
.ECO
.EDUCATION
.EMAIL
.ENERGY
.ENGINEERING
.ENTERPRISES
.EQUIPMENT
.ESTATE
.EVENTS
.EXCHANGE
.EXPERT
.EXPOSED
.EXPRESS
.FAIL
.FAMILY
.FAN
.FARM
.FASHION
.FILM
.FINANCE
.FINANCIAL
.FISH
.FITNESS
.FLIGHTS
.FLORIST
.FLOWERS
.FOOD
.FOOTBALL
.FORSALE
.FORUM
.FOUNDATION
.FREE
.FUND
.FURNITURE
.FUTBOL
.FYI
.GALLERY
.GAMES
.GARDEN
.GIFTS
.GLASS
.GLOBAL
.GMBH
.GOLD
.GOLF
.GRAPHICS
.GRATIS
.GRIPE
.GROUP
.GUIDE
.GURU
.HAUS
.HEALTH
.HEALTHCARE
.HELP
.HOCKEY
.HOLDINGS
.HOLIDAY
.HOME
.HOSPITAL
.HOSTING
.HOT
.HOTEL
.HOUSE
.IMMO
.INC
.INDUSTRIES
.INSTITUTE
.INSURANCE
.INSURE
.INTERNATIONAL
.INVESTMENTS
.JEWELRY
.KITCHEN
.LAND
.LAW
.LAWYER
.LEASE
.LEGAL
.LIFE
.LIGHTING
.LIMITED
.LIMO
.LIVE
.LIVING
.LLC
.LOANS
.LOVE
.LTD
.LUXURY
.MAIL
.MAISON
.MANAGEMENT
.MARKET
.MARKETING
.MEDIA
.MEDICAL
.MEMORIAL
.MOBILE
.MONEY
.MORTGAGE
.MOVIE
.MUSIC
.NETWORK
.NEWS
.NOW
.ONLINE
.PARTNERS
.PARTS
.PETS
.PHONE
.PHOTOGRAPHY
.PHOTOS
.PICTURES
.PIZZA
.PLACE
.PLUMBING
.PLUS
.POKER
.PRODUCTIONS
.PROPERTIES
.PROPERTY
.RACING
.RADIO
.REALESTATE
.REALTY
.RECIPES
.RED
.REISEN
.RENT
.RENTALS
.REPAIR
.REPORT
.RESTAURANT
.REVIEWS
.RUGBY
.RUN
.SALE
.SALON
.SARL
.SCHOOL
.SCHULE
.SEARCH
.SECURITY
.SERVICES
.SHOES
.SHOP
.SHOPPING
.SHOW
.SINGLES
.SITE
.SKI
.SOCCER
.SOFTWARE
.SOLAR
.SOLUTIONS
.SPA
.SPORTS
.STORAGE
.STORE
.STUDIO
.STYLE
.SUCKS
.SUPPLIES
.SUPPLY
.SUPPORT
.SURGERY
.SYSTEMS
.TAX
.TAXI
.TEAM
.TECH
.TECHNOLOGY
.TENNIS
.THEATER
.TICKETS
.TIENDA
.TIPS
.TIRES
.TODAY
.TOOLS
.TOURS
.TOWN
.TOYS
.TRADING
.TRAINING
.TUBE
.UNIVERSITY
.VACATIONS
.VENTURES
.VET
.VIAJES
.VIDEO
.VILLAS
.VIN
.VIP
.VISION
.VOTE
.VOYAGE
.WATCH
.WEB
.WEBSITE
.WEDDING
.WINE
.WORKS
.WORLD
.WTF
.YOGA
.ZONE

 

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MarkMonitor warns brand owners that certain new gTLD’s will be troubling

June 4th, 2012 Comments off

Frederick Felman, Chief Marketing Officer at MarkMonitor, posted up his thoughts on new gTLD’s a few days ago on the company’s brand protection blog. He addresses the very real threat of brandjacking and/or brand abuse once the newly sponsored gTLD’s are approved and go live, which could happen as early as 2013. He says companies and brands need to pay special attention to “generics” in the soon to be made available generic top level domains (gTLD’s):

“A few days ago, I started to convince myself that there might be less to worry about with new gTLDs.  It was calming to consider that the largest percentage of new extensions would likely be .brands which would pose little risk to others’ intellectual property rights.

What I’d forgotten is how potentially problematic some of the new generic extensions could be.  And recent news reminded me that rights’ holders will likely realize all the pain they expected and more.  Announcements from Momentus Corporation, Radix, CloudNames and TLDH have catalyzed these fears. They’ve published the extensions they have applied for, many of which will be troubling to brand-owners.”

The threats that Fred talks about are definitely real and could be potentially on a massive scale that we have never seen before. It will be interesting to see what ICANN proposes to address these issues dealing with trademark infringement/abuse. Feldman went on to say:

“Using defensive registration trends in .XXX as a guide, we’d expect large brands to consider blocking strategies in many of these gTLDs, if they come to fruition, considering their potential for controversy and damage to brand reputation. With the high percentage of defensives in .XXX this could be a very profitable endeavor for these new registries, if their extensions are delegated.

Whether you see these new registries as entrepreneurial opportunities to increase the namespace or a ploy to force brand owners into registering defensively, it raises very real business concerns for large corporations.  Will these gTLDs be delegated and how many other applications will be of this nature?  We’ll all be looking for news to trickle in until the flood on the 13th of June.  Meanwhile, brands should be considering how to mount campaigns for GAC advice and evaluating other blocking actions including objections.”

At MarkMonitor, Fred is responsible for defining and promoting the company’s brand protection product offerings as well as leading business development. He and his team created the Brandjacking Index®, an often-cited measure of the trends in online abuse targeting the world’s largest brands. As part of the MarkMonitor commitment to securing brands online, Fred also leads advocacy initiatives for brandholders’ rights issues that intersect internet governance.

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Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the .COM gTLD

February 3rd, 2010 Comments off

Versign's .COM Anniversary SiteVerisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the .COM gTLD with a Policy Forum and Gala and has also set up a website with a timeline of the development of .COM. The first domain name, symbolics.com, was registered on March 15th, 1985 and is today owned by domain investor Aron Meystedt.

In order to celebrate the anniversary the main sponsor and registry operator Verisign, will be hosting  a Policy Forum in Washington DC on March 16th and will end with gala in San Francisco on May 26th. The company will also announce the creation of four $75,000 research grants that will be awarded to those who show the most promise to shape the next 25 years of .com.

“In the past 25 years, the Internet has altered history and transformed lives around the globe. It has forever changed our relationships with the world around us by providing unprecedented access to people, places and information. The .com celebration is about honoring the innovators who have gotten us to where we are today and recognizing those who will help shape the next 25 years,” said Mark McLaughlin, CEO, VeriSign. “Billions of times each day, VeriSign connects web sites and users, while helping to ensure the Internet revolution continues to unfold at its characteristically fast pace. We’re proud of the role that VeriSign plays in enabling the .com infrastructure and in the role that our registrars play in providing the crucial platform and access to .com every day.”

Read the full press release after the jump.

.com Approaches 25th Anniversary

VeriSign to Lead Year-Long Initiative to Recognize Innovators and Leaders That Have Shaped First 25 Years of .com

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — (Marketwire) — February 3, 2010 — In March 1985, the first .com domain was registered, igniting the birth of the consumer Internet that, 25 years later, continues to transform communications, commerce and our society as a whole.

Beginning in March 2010, VeriSign, the long-time operator of the .com domain, will lead an industry-wide initiative to recognize the innovators and leaders that have shaped the first 25 years of .com and in doing so transformed our economy and society. The celebration of “25 Years of .com” will kick off with a policy-focused event in Washington, DC on March 16.

In conjunction with that event, VeriSign will also announce the creation of four $75,000 research grants that will be awarded to those who show the most promise to shape the next 25 years of .com.

“In the past 25 years, the Internet has altered history and transformed lives around the globe. It has forever changed our relationships with the world around us by providing unprecedented access to people, places and information. The .com celebration is about honoring the innovators who have gotten us to where we are today and recognizing those who will help shape the next 25 years,” said Mark McLaughlin, CEO, VeriSign. “Billions of times each day, VeriSign connects web sites and users, while helping to ensure the Internet revolution continues to unfold at its characteristically fast pace. We’re proud of the role that VeriSign plays in enabling the .com infrastructure and in the role that our registrars play in providing the crucial platform and access to .com every day.”

Details on major events and initiatives:

March 16: Policy Impact Forum, Washington, DC

The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Amphitheater

The Internet has been the source of — and increasingly, the forum for — some of the most interesting and controversial policy debates in recent times. Public policy has been challenged to keep up with the ever-evolving, fast-paced advances of the Internet and the often-perplexing economic and social questions that it raises.

This day-long event will feature thought-provoking keynote speakers and two engaging panel discussions that will bring together innovators, entrepreneurs, visionaries and Internet users to reflect on how we got here; to discuss the significant impact of the Internet on our economy, society and environment; and to focus on what the future of .com will hold.

.com 25 Awards

.com would not be what it is today without the early innovators who paved the way. As part of this celebration, VeriSign will soon announce the top 75 people and companies who have made the most notable impact in shaping the Internet and ultimately, our world. From this list, a distinguished panel comprised of some of the Internet’s most important influencers, will select the “.com 25.” Winners of the .com 25 will be announced at a gala event later this spring in San Francisco.

A web site — www.25yearsof.com — will host a variety of multimedia content throughout the coming months, showcasing the innovators and entrepreneurs who have shaped the Internet. 25yearsof.com is a year-long celebration of Internet innovation, all of which can be followed at:

Twitter: Keep up with our latest news at @25yearsofdotcom

Facebook: Friend us at facebook.com/25yearsofdotcom

Video: Watch people from leading Internet companies answer the question “How Do You .com?” at 25yearsof.com

About VeriSign

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) is the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. Billions of times each day, VeriSign helps companies and consumers all over the world engage in communications and commerce with confidence. Additional news and information about the company is available at www.verisign.com