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Verisign: XYZ Is 6 On The Top 10 Trending Keyword For .Com Registrations In September

October 14th, 2015 Comments off
Verisign’s (VRSN) published the top 10 keywords in registered in .COM and .NET in September and with the help of Google who bought amazing publicity to the .XYZ extension with its acquisition of abc.xyz, the term XYZ was number 6 on the top 10 .com list. In all 2356 .com domain names were registered that […]

New gTLD’s: Stock Firm Trefis Says Verisign “Doesn’t Have Much To Worry About”

October 12th, 2015 Comments off
Stock investment firm Trefis.com issued a report on Verisign (VRSN) today entitled “The New Domain Name Game” and concluded when it comes to new gTLD’s (new domain name extensions): “It appears that VeriSign doesn’t have much to worry about, at the moment, when it comes to the introduction of new domain name extensions. “Even though […]

Big Up Swing In Personal Domain Registration To Point To Social Media Sites

October 5th, 2015 Comments off
GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), and Verisign (VRSN) are seeing an upswing in people registering “personal domain names” just to point them to their social media sites. It seems people have gotten the word that they don’t control their social media pages, the underlying social media company’s do so they are registering these personal domain names […]

Verisign Q2 ’15 DNIB Report – Internet Grows to 296 Million Domain Names

September 16th, 2015 Comments off
Verisign is out with their latest industry brief, they also published an infographic to go along with the report. The infographic is in pdf format so you can view it here. Highlights of the report include: The total number of registered domain names rose to 296 million worldwide across all top-level domains Two million domain […]
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Verisign: Trump & Alphabet Both Make top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com & .Net In August

September 8th, 2015 Comments off
The words Bank, Local, Experts, Trump, Scope. Alphabet, Fantasy, Tomorrow, Method and Teeth were the top trending keywords registered in .Com in August according to Verisign the registry for the .com and .net extensions. Alphabet is related to Google’s naming of its parent company and Trump I think you can figure that one out for […]
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Google’s Alphabet Fires Up .Com/.Net Registrations Too Including Some of Google’s

August 11th, 2015 Comments off
Google's announcement of new holding company Alphabet Inc. fired up not only many new .xyz gTLD domain registrations, but .com registrations also had a strong showing.

Verisign: Brands Are Keeping Their .Com: Don’t See Anybody Abandoning .Com for .Brand or Another TLD.”

July 24th, 2015 Comments off
In the Verisign earnings call yesterday the following question was asked by Fred Ziegel, Topeka Capital Markets. Fred Ziegel (Analyst – Topeka Capital Markets): “In your .brand customer base that you are working with, what’s your sense of how they are thinking about it from the perspective of — are they going to move from […]

Verisign: Brands Are Keeping Their .Com: Don’t See Anybody Abandoning .Com for .Brand or Another TLD.”

July 24th, 2015 Comments off
In the Verisign earnings call yesterday the following question was asked by Fred Ziegel, Topeka Capital Markets. Fred Ziegel (Analyst – Topeka Capital Markets): “In your .brand customer base that you are working with, what’s your sense of how they are thinking about it from the perspective of — are they going to move from […]

Verisign Reports: Revenue up 4.9%: 133.5 Million Registered .Com/.Net Domains

July 23rd, 2015 Comments off
 VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN),  the operator of the .com and .net registry reported financial results for the second quarter of 2015 reporting revenue of $263 million for the second quarter of 2015, up 4.9% from the same quarter in 2014. Verisign reported net income of $93 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.70 for the […]
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Verisign Announces $30K Winner of #InternetOfficial Contest: KidsCookDinner.com

July 8th, 2015 Comments off
Verisign the registry for the .com registry has announced the Grand Prize Winner of it’s #InternetOfficial contest. It’s KidsCookDinner.com, registered through Network Solutions. I was one of the five judges selected by Verisign to judge the contest however the Grand Prize winner was selected by the public. Here is the announcement: “”New York-based Kate K. […]