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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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Verisign Reports: Revenue up 9%: Has Operating Margin of 61.5%

July 28th, 2016 Comments off

VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN),today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2016. VeriSign, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Verisign”) reported revenue of $286 million for the second quarter of 2016, up 9.1% from the same quarter in 2015. Verisign reported net income of $113 million and diluted earnings per share (diluted “EPS”) of $0.87 for the second […]

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China’s Real Name Verification Requirements Are Finally Enabled for .COM Domains

July 27th, 2016 Comments off

.COM is the First of Many Foreign Domain Extensions to Comply with Chinese Requirements for Real Name Verification Simon Cousins and Matt Johnson, Allegravita, with contributions by Kassey Lee A crucial pillar of China’s MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) domain name regulatory regime was completed this week, as Verisign’s .COM and .NET domain […]

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Verisign: Internet Grows to 326.4 Million Domain Names in the First Quarter of 2016

July 19th, 2016 Comments off

Verisign reported domain stats for the first quarter of 2016. The report not only breaks down .com and .net but cctld’s and new gtld’s. com and .net Breakdown The .com and .net TLDs experienced aggregate growth, reaching a combined total of approximately 142.5 million domain names in the domain name base in the first quarter […]

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