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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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Verisign Working On Getting Contract To Operate .Com Registry For 10 More Years

February 11th, 2016 Comments off

In the earnings call today, Verisign (VRSN) announced that it was in “in the final stages of drafting the new Root Zone Maintainer Agreement with ICANN “to perform this Root Zone Maintainer role as a commercial service for ICANN upon the successful transition of the IANA functions.” “To ensure that root operations continue to perform […]

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Verisign Expects Higher Non-Renewal Rates From Those 4th Q Domains Reg By Chinese Investors

February 11th, 2016 Comments off

Verisign reported its earnings for the 4th quarter of 2015 and financial results for 2015. In the earnings call today, Verisign made some interesting comments about that huge volume of .Com domain name registration we saw from Asia the 4th quarter of 2015: Bottom line Verisign expects those domain names registered in the 4th quarter, […]

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Verisign’s Top Trending Keywords In December For .Com & .Net Include Chinese Fang & Wang

January 12th, 2016 Comments off

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .com and .net during the month of December 2015 are below release by Verisign the registry for .Com and .Net are as follows. Interesting to note that Wang is the third biggest gTLD extension (.Wang) by registration volume¬† with over 620,000 registrations as of today’s totals.

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The Number of .Com Domains Top 124 Million For The First Time

January 5th, 2016 Comments off

According to Verisign the number of the .Com domain names has crossed the 124 million mark for the first time today.   As of Dec. 31, 2014, the base of registered names in .com equaled 115.6 million names. We are running a poll on the right hand side of our site on how many .com […]

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