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Quick Poll: How Many .Com’s Will Be Registered By 1/1/17?

January 1st, 2016 Comments off

So the final count for the number of registered domain names for January 1, 2016 is 123,963,640 according to Verisign. As of Dec. 31, 2014, the number of .Com registrations were 115.6 million names. So the number of .Com’s increased some 7 Million in 2015 or over 7%. The question is how many .Com will […]

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Verisign DNIB Q3 2015 Registrations have grown by 14.8 million, or 5.2 percent, year over year

December 17th, 2015 Comments off

Verisign (VRSN) released their 2015 Q3 Industry Brief Some takeaways: The total number of registered domain names rose to 299 million worldwide across all top-level domains 3.1 million domain names were added to the Internet in Q3 2015: This increase globally equates to a growth rate of 1.1% over Q2 2015 Worldwide registrations have grown […]

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Judge In 1st Verisign vs. XYZ Case Publishes 15 Page Opinion

November 20th, 2015 Comments off

The federal judge CLAUDE M. HILTON who granted a summary judgement in favor of .XYZ and Daniel Negari last month throwing Verisign’s case for false advertising out, today handed down a 15 page Memorandum Opinion supporting the summary judgement decision and of course its very interesting. Here are the highlights: THIS MATTER comes before the […]

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XYZ & Negari Beats Verisign In Federal Court, Again: CentralNic Too

November 20th, 2015 Comments off

.XYZ has just won another court battle against Verisign (VRSN). Back three weeks ago a Federal Court dismissed a case brought by Verisign against XYZ.com,  the registry for .XYZ and Daniel Negari personally alleging  false advertising by granting XYZ and Negari a short summary judgement opinion. Now in a second case in Verisign sued XYZ.COM, […]

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3.2 Million .Com Added In Last 3 Weeks More Than Increase In All Domains in 2Q

November 18th, 2015 Comments off

As of today Verisign is reporting that the .Com zone file has topped 123 million domain names; 123,203,096 On October 27, 2015, three weeks ago, the .com zone file topped 120 Million for the first time and had 120,034,068 domain names. So we are looking at an increase of almost 3.2 million new .com domain […]

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Verisign Trending Keywords For October Include TM of Nike

November 10th, 2015 Comments off

Verisign(VRSN)  just published it’s  trending keywords for domain names registered in .com and .net in October The term “Ok ” is the number one .Com trending term, which is pretty strange. Words on  the trending list for .com  include; walk, blab, sold It’s pretty early for Christmas, but it’s never to early for marijuana. On […]

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Domain Registration At a Record Pace 460,000, Yesterday

November 8th, 2015 Comments off

The huge surge in daily domain name registrations continued yesterday as over 460,000 domain names were registered across all Top Level Domains (excluding ccTLD). Traditionally the number of domain name registrations slow on the weekend, to the point where it’s not unusual to see the number of  .Com deleted,  exceed the number of new registrations […]

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Verisign Reports: 135.2M .Com/.Net Domains, Increase 3.4% : Has $1.9 Billion In The Bank

October 22nd, 2015 Comments off
VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2015. VeriSign, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Verisign”) reported revenue of $266 million for the third quarter of 2015, up 4.2% from the same quarter in 2014. Verisign reported net income of $92 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.70 for the third […]

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 […]