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Verisign 10 Top Trending Terms For May: .Net in .Com; & .Net in .Net: Trump Scores Again in Both

June 15th, 2016 Comments off

Verisign released today it’s Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com & .Net Registrations in May. Interestingly “Net” to the left of the dot was number one in .Com and Net to the left of the dot was number one for .net domain names as well. “Trump” continues to be a trending term for both .com […]

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1st Internationalized Version of .Com in Japanese script コム Is Open For Registration

June 13th, 2016 Comments off

Verisign (VRSN) the registry for .Com domain names, today has opened the General Registration Period for the first internationalized version of the .com top-level domain (TLD) in Japanese script, .コム, for anyone to register on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability and the applicable registry policies. According to Verisign’s Blog: “Today, Verisign […]

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Verisign: Landrush for the 1st internationalized version of .Com in Japanese script, .コム is Opened

May 16th, 2016 Comments off

Verisign today announced the opening of the Landrush Program period for the first internationalized version of the .com top-level domain (TLD) in Japanese script, .コム , is open for anyone to register on a first come, first served basis until June 12, 2016. Verisign also  announced the launch of the phased rollout of .닷컴 and […]

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.Com Passes 127 Million Registrations For 1st Time

May 12th, 2016 Comments off

According to Verisign, the number of .Com registration passed 127 million for the first time. It was on March 5th, 2016 that the number of .Com registrations passed 126 million, so .Com added a net of 1 Million domain names in just over 2 months. Out of the 127 million .com domain names,  just over […]

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Verisign: There Are 314 Million Domain Names As of December 31, 2015

April 14th, 2016 Comments off

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), announced that approximately 15 million domain names were added to the Internet in the fourth quarter of 2015, bringing the total number of registered domain names to approximately 314 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of Dec. 31, 2015, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief. The increase […]

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Trump is #1 Trending Keyword in .Com Registrations in February

March 8th, 2016 Comments off

Verisign the registry for .Com and .Net just published it’s Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com & .Net domain name registrations in February. Trump ruled the .Com universe coming out as the number one trending keyword for the month while came in 7th for .Net trending keywords. For those registering any “trump” domain names be […]

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Verisign: .Com Passes 126 Million Domains For 1st Time

March 5th, 2016 Comments off

According to Verisign,  the number of .Com domains in the Domain Name Base passed 126 million. Verisign, the registry for the .Com defines the Domain Name Base as: “The domain name base is the active zone plus the number of domain names that are registered but not configured for use in the respective Top-Level Domain […]

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Report: Verisign Gets Temporary Extension To Operate .Gov Registry

March 4th, 2016 Comments off

According to FCW.com, the General Services Administration of the United States has awarded Verisign a $2.1 million bridge contract to continue as the registry provider for the top-level .gov Internet domain. The current contract was set to expire this month, however according to the FCW.com story, the bridge contract was awarded in November 2015, and […]

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Domain Registration on Record Pace? Over 750K Added Yesterday Alone

February 19th, 2016 Comments off

Registrations of domain names seem to be going on at a record pace. Yesterday saw the number of domain registrations across all Top Level Domain (TLD) names have a net add of over 750,000 domains according to registrarstats.com “Net Add” mean its the amount of domains registered less the number of domain names deleted. The […]

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.Com Tops 125 Million Domain Registrations

February 15th, 2016 Comments off

According to Verisign (VRSN) the registry for .Com, the number of .Com registration crossed the 125 million mark in the Domain Name Base. The active zone file is just over 124 Million domain names. The active zone file does not include domain names that are not configured for use, and those in client or server […]

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