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Verisign Announces First Round of #InternetOfficial Contest First Prize Winners

April 15th, 2015 Comments off
Verisign announced its first group of winners in its #InternetOfficial Contest. Our own Michael Berkens is one of the judges in this contest. Our illustrious panel of top industry experts and celebrity judges has determined the five best .COM domain names entered into the #InternetOfficial contest during the first monthly entry period. (Drum roll please)…And […]
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Verisign Report: There are Now 288 Million Registered Domains As Of December 31

March 12th, 2015 Comments off
VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), today announced that 4 million domain names were added to the Internet in the fourth quarter of 2014, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 288 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of Dec. 31, 2014 in the domain industry report. The increase of four million domain […]
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Top 10 Keywords Registered .Com & .Net In January

February 11th, 2015 Comments off
Verisign the registry for .Com and .Netpublished the top 10 keywords registered in .COM and .NET. for the month of January Here are the trending registrations from January:      
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Verisign Names Lori Greiner of QVC & Shark Tank & Bill Rancic Winner of The Apprentice As Celebrity Judges: #InternetOfficial

February 10th, 2015 Comments off
Verisign named its two celebrity judges for its #InternetOfficial contest in celebration of the 30th anniversary of .Com. The “Queen of QVC” Lori Greiner  and one of the stars of Shark Tank, joins Panel of Judges for the #InternetOfficial Contest along with Bill Rancic, who amoung his accomplishments was the winner of the first season of […]
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Verisign Reports: Revenue up 4.7%; Profit Margin 55.9% & $1.4 Billion In The Bank

February 5th, 2015 Comments off
VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN), today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2014. Fourth Quarter GAAP Financial Results VeriSign, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Verisign”) reported revenue of $256 million for the fourth quarter of 2014, up 4.2% from the same quarter in 2013. Verisign reported net income of $65 million and diluted earnings […]
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Meet Two More Judges Of The Verisign 30th Anniversary Contest #internetofficial

February 4th, 2015 Comments off
Last week I was introduced as one of three judges for the contest Verisign the .Com Registry is running to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of .Com in which they are giving away over $100,000 in cash. Over the last couple of days Verisign announced two other judges (celebrity judge still to be announced) and though […]

To Celebrate The 30th Anniversary Of .Com Verisign Is Giving Away Over $100K In Cash Prizes

January 26th, 2015 Comments off
2015 marks the 30th anniversary of .Com and I’m proud have been asked to  judge Verisign’s  #InternetOfficial .Com Domain Name Contest which will be awarding over $100,000 in cash prizes. Here are some details: Make your idea #InternetOfficial. Come up with the most descriptive, memorable and original .COM domain name(s) you can imagine—and register it! […]
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Verisign Reports 3Q 2014 Closed With 284 Million Domains Up 6.8%

January 22nd, 2015 Comments off
Verisign issued its Domain Name Industry Brief for the Third Quarter of 2014. The third quarter of 2014 closed with a base of 284 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of four million domain names, or 1.6% over the second quarter of 2014. Registrations have grown by 18.1 million, or […]

.Net’s Fall Below 15 Million Registrations

January 2nd, 2015 Comments off
The number of domain names in the .Net zone file fell below 15 Million as of the last update by Verisign There are now officially 14,998,816 .Net domain registered. .Net first passed the 15 million mark in August 2013. At the end of the first quarter of 2014 (March 31st 2014) there were around 15.2 […]

Verisign Asks What’s Really New in the New gTLD Space? 16% Of New gTLD’s Are Not Registered In .Com

December 23rd, 2014 Comments off
Verisign published a post on its blog yesterday entitled “What’s Really New in the New gTLD Space” which was written by Andy Simpson The piece has some interesting stats and other information that are worth a look in the continuing .Com Vs. New gTLD debate that has been raging on CircleId in the past couple […]
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