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Verisign To Be The Premier Sponsor At TRAFFIC

October 18th, 2014 Comments off
According to an announcement out today, Verisign (Nasdaq-VSRN) the registry for .Com, .Net and .Tv will be the Premier Sponsor of T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 2014 conference which will be held at the Fontainebleau Hotel, October 30- November 2. Verisign will host the biggest Welcome Party since 2004 on Thursday, October 30th at the LaCote Restaurant overlooking beautiful […]

As Many As 5K .Com’s Taken Away By Sealed Court Order By Verisign Including Some Of Mine

October 2nd, 2014 Comments off
Overnight I received a notice that several domain names I owned were transferred by a sealed court from Verisign without notice and of course without the court order. The domain names just were transferred by Verisign to another domain and are now listed for sale at another marketplace. Another domainer sent me an identical notice […]

Verisign Ranked #1 By Z-Score Which Predicts Companies Heading Into Serious Financial Distress”

September 21st, 2014 Comments off
USA Today.com, just covered something called The Altman Z-Score ” a financial indicator that predicts when companies are careening toward serious financial distress, which the article says  is commonly used by investment professionals. “The Z-Score is a single number that summarizes the financial strength of companies in five dimensions. ” “The Z-Score examines companies by […]
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Trefis Research Says Verisign & .Com.Net Market Share Is At Risk From ccTLD’s

September 4th, 2014 Comments off
In an article from Trefis a stock analysis firm on Verisign out today cites ccTLD’s not new gTLD’s as the biggest threat to Verisign. “For the six months so far into fiscal year 2014, VeriSign reported revenues of approximately $499 million vs. $476 million during a similar period in 2013, indicating a 5% growth in […]

For The 1st Time, There Are More Than 114 Million .Com Domain Names Registered

August 13th, 2014 Comments off
According to Verisign, (VRSN) which operates the .Com and .Net registry,  the number of .Com domain names passed the 114 Million mark for the first time in history today. The number of .Com domain names according to the Verisign Daily Zone Count is 114,017,341. Just a few days ago Verisign published the Domain Industry Brief […]
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Verisign: Only 3% of New gTLD Domain Names Are Resolving To Business Websites

August 13th, 2014 Comments off
Verisign issued a report on new gTLD registrations through June 29, 2014, finding that 41% of all new gTLD registrations are parked and only 3% of New gTLD Domain Names Are resolving to Business Websites. Of course Verisign operates the .com and .net registries and have a lot  to lose in the new gTLD world, […]
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Verisign’s Domain Industry Brief: There are 276 Million Domain Names As Of End Of 1st Q

August 11th, 2014 Comments off
Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN), today published its Domain Name Industry Brief for the first quarter of 2014, and five million domain names were added to the Internet in the first quarter of 2014, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 276 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of March 31, 2014. The […]

Verisign Goes Rogue: New gTLD’s: “Registration Numbers on Par With .Co” & .Net is Like One

July 24th, 2014 Comments off
During ts earnings call today Verisign (VRSN) brushed away the new gTLD’s saying “Gross registrations for new gTLD’s are at 1.6 million which puts them on Par with .Co” Ouch Verisign’s Representative went further to say that no one should build a conclusion on the new gTLD program until we go through a re-billing cycle […]
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Verisign Reports: 128.9 Million .Com/.Net Domains; 57.2% Profit Margin & $1.5 Billion In the Bank

July 24th, 2014 Comments off
VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN), the registry for .Com and .Net reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2014 after the market closed today and lets face it .com and net growth are basically stalled. VeriSign, Inc. reported revenue of $250 million for the second quarter of 2014, up 4.6% from the same quarter in […]

Verisign Downgraded By Wells Fargo: Growth Is Slowing Due To New gTLD’s & Could Get Worse

June 27th, 2014 Comments off

TheStreet.com is reporting that Wells Fargo analyst Gray Powell downgraded Verisign (VRSN) today writing:

VeriSign’s domain name growth appears to be falling a bit lower than the midpoint of second quarter expectations and competition from new gTLDs could be influencing overall growth to some degree.

“The company is tracking toward about 400K domain name additions in the upcoming quarter, which is lower than the 550K guidance midpoint, said the analyst, citing ICANN zone files.”

“The analyst also noted that other domain names that will possibly be more popular haven’t yet been launched.”

“He downgraded the stock to Market Perform from Outperform and lowered his price target range on the shares to $51-$55 from $56-$60.”

TheStreet.com reports that the same analyst said while Google’s (GOOG) recently announced domain program could be a good thing for VeriSign, as small businesses buy more .com and .net web domains, if Google sells higher profile domains at larger discounts or gives them away for free, it could result in more competition to VeriSign’s .com and .net domains starting late next year.

Shares of Verisign are trading down $1.65 a share just over 3% today on the news although it has bounced off the lows of the session which was $48.64