1. JulienJ

    Verisign asks ICANN to extend implementation of Thick WHOIS by one year

    Verisign is requesting that ICANN extend all dates in the current implementation plan for the Thick WHOIS Policy by one year, to coincide with the time-frame for concluding any temporary policy and corresponding community work. Under the current implementation plan, the optional milestone...
  2. JulienJ

    Verisign processed 9.0 million new domain name registrations for .com and .net, as compared to 8.8 m

    Verisign reported Q4 earnings today after the close. Revenue was up 3.2% year over year. Net income was $103 million vs $106 million the previous Q4. Financial Highlights Verisign ended 2017 with cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of $2.4 billion, an increase of $617 million...
  3. JulienJ

    Verisign Q3 report shows a decrease of approximately 1.2 million domain name registrations, vs Q2 20

    Verisign released their Domain Name Industry Brief for Q3 2017. Overall registrations were down vs the second quarter. Executive Summary The third quarter of 2017 closed with approximately 330.7 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), a decrease of approximately...
  4. domainking131

    Verisign wants to auction off for charity

    The internet could soon gets just its fourth active single-character .com domain name, after Verisign revealed plans to auction off for charity. The company has asked ICANN to allow it to release just one of the 23 remaining one-letter .com domains, which are currently reserved under the...
  5. domainking131

    Verisign Q3 report: 145.8 million .com & .net domain names (up 1.47 million)

    VeriSign, Inc. reported financial results for the third quarter of 2017. Business Highlights Verisign ended the third quarter with 145.8 million .com and .netdomain name registrations in the domain name base, a 1.2 percent increase from the end of the third quarter of 2016, and a net increase...
  6. domainking131

    .Com/.Net base grew by 1.47 million in Q3

    Growth in base outpaces Verisign’s forecast. Verisign, the domain name registry for .com and .net domain names, reported results for Q3 after the bell today. The total base of registered .com and .net domain names increased 1.47 million over the quarter. Verisign had forecast growth of 0.8...
  7. domainking131

    Verisign ended the second quarter with 144.3 million .com and .net domain name registrations

    Verisign reported earnings today after the close. Financial Highlights On June 29, 2017, Verisign announced the issuance of $550 million of 4.75% Senior Notes due July 15, 2027; the offering closed on July 5, 2017. Verisign intends to use the proceeds for general corporate purposes, including...
  8. domainking131

    DOJ Says .Com Price Cap Will Remain At $7.85 Until 2024

    “We note that the current extension proposal contemplated by ICANN and Verisign does not change the price cap contained in the 2012 .com Registry Agreement, which will remain in effect through November 30, 2018. Nor does the current extension proposal alter the price cap in Amendment 32 of the...
  9. domainking131

    .Net Domain Name Price Goes Up 10% On February 1st, 2017

    .Net domain name wholesale price goes up again on February 1st, 2017. That means you have a few months notice to renew your .net domain names for 1 to 10 years so you can save a few $. Verisign announced an increase in the annual fee for a .net domain name registration from $7.46 to $8.20., per...
  10. domainking131

    Verisign Will Quickly Grow .Web As An Additional Option

    VeriSign, Inc. today announced the following information pertaining to the .web top-level domain (TLD): “The Company entered into an agreement with Nu Dot Co LLC wherein the Company provided funds for Nu Dot Co’s bid for the .web TLD. We are pleased that the Nu Dot Co bid was successful. We...
  11. domainking131

    Verisign Reports: Revenue up 9%: Has Operating Margin of 61.5%

    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...
  12. domainking131

    Verisign: Internet Grows to 326.4 Million Domain Names in the First Quarter of 2016

    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 of 2016. [2] In the first quarter of 2016, Verisign processed 10 million new domain name registrations...
  13. domainking131

    Verisign settles one of its lawsuits against XYZ

    Lawsuit involved switching backend providers for three top level domain names. Verisign and XYZ have reached a settlement in one of their ongoing lawsuits. Verisign sued XYZ last year after XYZ acquired the rights to the .theatre, .security and .protection top level domains. The original...
  14. domainking131

    Verisign advertises on

    I just came across this sponsored video on Yourstory about a business who made their online presence and gained business through it. Check this out
  15. domainking131

    Verisign: There Are 314 Million Domain Names As of December 31, 2015

    VeriSign, Inc., 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). The increase of approximately 15...
  16. domainking131

    .Com Tops 125 Million Domain Registrations

    According to Verisign, 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. In January 2014 the number of .com registrations stood at 112 Million. By the end of 2014, the number of .com registrations...
  17. domainking131

    ICANN and VeriSign Reach Deal for Ten Year .Com Agreement Extension

    On February 11th VeriSign held its Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2015 Earnings Call with stock analysts. In the course of the call VeriSign revealed that it had reached tentative agreement with ICANN to extend the .Com Registry Agreement (RA) by ten years, with the extension’s start coinciding...
  18. domainking131

    Verisign Expects Higher Non-Renewal Rates From Chinese Investors

    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...
  19. domainking131

    Verisign gets patent for generating Pronounceable domain names

    Patent describes method of generating made up words that can be pronounced. .Com registry Verisign has obtained U.S. patent number 9,218,334 for “Pronounceable domain names”. The patent describes a method of generating domain names that can be pronounced. Verisign explains that while many short...

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