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3,500 Trump .Com & .Net Domains Registered in Last 48 Hours

November 10th, 2016 Comments off

According to Verisign, the registry for the .Com and .Net domain names,  since election day November 8th almost 3,200 .Com and 330 .net domains containing the word Trump have been registered. A lot of domains already are calling for Trump’s impeachment, some are boring on criminal as threatening the President elect with violence; some are […]

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.Net Domain Registrations Cross The 16 Million Mark For The 1st Time

October 14th, 2016 Comments off

  The number of domain name registrations ending in .Net crossed the 16 million mark for the first time today according to Verisign. According to Verisign the number of .Net domain names is 16,004,860. This all time high is despite over 1,000 new domain extensions being released over the last 2+ year and the fact […]

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Tech Crunch Publishes a Great Story On The Domain Industry

October 6th, 2016 Comments off

TechCrunch.com published a great story about the money floating around in the domain industry entitled “”The silent evolution of domain names””. People in the domain space are mentioned include Rob Grant as the father of Lana Del Rey, Kevin Ham, and Thunayan K. AL-Ghanim. The story covers Godaddy’s purchase of our portfolio saying they spend […]

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Verisign: As Of June 30 There Are 334.6 Million Domains In The World; Up 12.9% From Last Year

September 15th, 2016 Comments off

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), today announced that approximately 7.9 million domain name registrations were added to the internet in the second quarter of 2016, bringing the total number of domain name registrations to approximately 334.6 million across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of June 30, 2016. The increase of approximately 7.9 million domain name registrations […]

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The Number of .Com Domains Pass 128 Million For 1st Time According To Verisign

September 5th, 2016 Comments off

The number of registered .com domain names have passed 128 Million for the 1st time according to Verisign the registry for .com. According to Verisign the number of .com domain names in the Domain Name Base as of today is 128,015,138 The Domain Name Base as defined by Verisign “is the active zone plus the […]

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DOJ Says .Com Price Cap Will Remain At $7.85 Until 2024

September 2nd, 2016 Comments off

The Department of Justice in a letter sent on August 31stto Senator Cruz and his colleagues in response to their August 12th letter inquiring on antitrust and Verisign after the transition and .Com RA extension makes clear that NTIA, in consultation with DOJ, retains full authority to extend the Cooperative Agreement and the .Com price […]

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Verisign Announces Korean .닷컴 and .닷넷 Domains Are Now Available for General Registration

August 30th, 2016 Comments off

Today, Verisign announce that .닷컴 and .닷넷, the localized versions of the .com and .net top-level domains (TLDs) in Hangul script, are now open for the registration of domain names by the general public on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability and the applicable registry policies.* The General Registration Period for .닷컴 and .닷넷 […]

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Afilias Asks ICANN To Disqualify Nu Dot Co’s $135 million winning bid for .Web

August 15th, 2016 Comments off

Afilias has written ICANN asking that it disqualify Nu Dot Co’s $135 million winning bid for .Web, which as we now know would give Verisign (VRSN) control of what many consider to be the best of the new gTLD. Afilias also asked ICANN to conduct an investigation, and has also filed a complaint with the […]

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Sens. Cruz; Lee & Duffy Ask DOJ to Review Whether To Extend Verisign Contract Over .Com Now

August 13th, 2016 Comments off

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) sent a letter yesterday to the  Department of Justice (DOJ) Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division Renata Hesse. The letter even cites the Internet Commerce Association and yes its all about how much Verisign might be able to charge for […]

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Thoughts About Verisign’s $135 Million Dollar .Web Acquisition & What It Means For Domainers

July 31st, 2016 Comments off

I didn’t write much leading up to the Verisign (VRSN) acquisition of .Web for $135 Million this week, but I have plenty of thoughts about it. First and foremost it’s a no brainier for Verisign. Forget the $1.9 Billion they have sitting in the bank and focus in on the over $9 Billion dollar valuation […]

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