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Verisign stock tops $200 per share

It’s not quite the dot.com boom, but Verisign’s share price has hit a key number. Verisign’s (NASDAQ: VRSN) stock price has eclipsed $200 per share for the first time since the dot com boom. Shares briefly traded for above $250 in March 2000 before the bubble burst. The company’s market cap is about $24 billion. […]

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Verisign reports 2018 results

9.5 million .com/.net registrations in Q4, operating margin continues to grow. .Com registry Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported Q4 and full-year 2018 results this afternoon. For the year, GAAP net income increased from $457 million in 2017 to $582 million in 2018. Non-GAAP income increased from $492 million to $620 million. These numbers include a one-time boost […]

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How the competitive domain registrar market keeps prices down

No matter what Verisign charges them, registrar profits on .com are limited by competition. Last year the U.S. Government granted the ability for Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) to raise prices on .com domain names pending approval from ICANN. Where does that extra money go? As the sole wholesaler of .com domain names, every penny that Verisign […]

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Year in Review: Verisign gets its price hikes

The U.S. Government gave the green light to increase prices on .com domain names. It’s an obscure contract issued by the U.S. government. For the domain industry, it means a lot. On November 1, The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) amended and extended its Cooperative Agreement with Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for running .com. […]

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Verisign adds nearly 2 million .com/.net domains in Q3

.Com continues to chug along. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported third-quarter 2018 results yesterday. On the domain name side, the company processed 9.5 million new .com/.net registrations during Q3. After accounting for deletions, 1.99 million .com/.net domains were added to the domain base. At 151.7 million, it’s up 4% year-over-year. The results exceeded Verisign’s guidance of […]

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Verisign sells security business to Neustar for up to $120 million

The .com registry sends security business to Neustar. Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) has sold its Security Services business to rival registry provider Neustar for up to $120 million. The deal is for $50 million up front and a contingent amount of up to $70 million due on the first anniversary. The contingent payment is based mostly on […]

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Verisign files intriguing domain backorder patents

Patent describes way to sell future rights to domain names through “encoding domains.” Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) has filed two patents related to buying future rights to domain names for if they become available. The process is rather unique and it makes me wonder what Verisign (which manages the .com registry) has up its sleeve. Only […]

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The Registry/Registrar Sales Channel with Jay Daley – DNW Podcast #202

.Org operator is changing how it works with registrars. Public Interest Registry (PIR), the group that operates the .org top level domain name, recently announced changes to how it’s approaching marketing through the domain name registrar channel. On today’s show, PIR interim President and CEO Jay Daley discusses why the organization is making these changes. […]

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Verisign earnings: 149.7 million total .com/.net base, $302 million revenue

Verisign continues to show growth in .com domains. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported earnings for the second quarter of 2018 after the bell today. The company generated $302 million in revenue and $128 million net income for Q2 2018. There were 149.7 million .com and .net domains registered at the end of the quarter. That’s an […]

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How Verisign hit is Q1 growth numbers

Verisign called on China to deliver Q1 domain growth. .Com registry Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) provides guidance each quarter for how much it expects its total base of .com and .net domain names to grow. The company hardly misses because it’s quite easy for the company to pull some levers to hit the numbers. Consider Q1 of […]

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