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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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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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 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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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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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, 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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.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 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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Verisign released today it’s Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com & .Net Registrations in May. Interestingly “Net” to the left of the dot was number one in .Com and Net to the left of the dot was number one for .net domain names as well. “Trump” continues to be a trending term for both .com […]
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