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

Growth in base outpaces Verisign’s forecast. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN), 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 million to 1.3 million registrations, so […]

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Verisign files patent app for Thick Whois with privacy compliance

Verisign patent application covers handling European Union compliance. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect how domain name Whois services are delivered starting next year (podcast). In some cases, including .com, the burden as of now will fall on domain name registrars. In the so-called “thin Whois” model that .com uses, registrant […]

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Verisign credits Super Bowl for strong quarter

Super Bowl ads propel new domain registrations. Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) released earnings and business results for Q1 2016 yesterday after the closing bell. 9.5 million new .com and .net registrations occurred in the quarter, beating expectations. While down from the 10.0 gross registrations in the same quarter of 2016, that quarter was during the Chinese investment […]

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