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David Redl resigns from NTIA

Man who gave green light to .com price increases is moving on. David Redl has abruptly resigned from his post as Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). He served just 18 months in the position. During that time he negotiated a revised agreement with Verisign over the […]

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U.S. Gov pushes Verisign and PIR to help cut Opioid sales

Government wants to cut online opioid sales at the registry level. Remember when the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) amended its contract with Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for running .com and its statement mentioned content? Amendment 35 confirms that Verisign will operate the .com registry in a content neutral manner with a commitment to […]

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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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ICANN urged to reject .com price increases

The Internet Commerce Association has asked ICANN to refuse to allow Verisign to raise its wholesale prices for .com domain names. The domainer trade group wrote to ICANN last week to point out that just because the Trump administration has dropped the...
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A coming push for Trusted Notifier programs in .com

U.S. Government would like Trusted Notifier programs for .Com. Last week, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a statement when it renewed its Cooperative Agreement with Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN). Here’s the second paragraph of the brief statement: Amendment 35 confirms that Verisign will operate the .com registry in a content neutral manner with […]

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Verisign stock skyrockets on new contract terms

Stock up 18% after U.S. government grants pricing windfall. Shares in Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) are trading sharply higher today after the company signed a new agreement with the U.S. Government for .Com. That Verisign would continue to run .com was never in doubt, but the Department of Commerce also agreed to let Verisign increase the […]

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US not happy with Donuts hiring Atallah

The US government appears to have reservations about Donuts’ recent hiring of ICANN bigwig Akram Atallah as its new CEO. Speaking at a session of ICANN 63 here in Barcelona today, National Telecommunications and Information Administration head Da...
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ICANN closes GoDaddy Whois probe

ICANN has closed its investigation into GoDaddy’s Whois practices with no action taken. Senior VP of compliance Jamie Hedlund yesterday wrote to David Redl, head of the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration, to provide an ...
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