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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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NTIA head: No Whois is “unmitigated victory for the spammers and scammers”

Redl says U.S. government continues to fight for access to Whois information. This morning at the Internet Governance Forum in Washington, D.C., NTIA Assistant Secretary David Redl spoke about the impact of the EU’s GDPR on Whois. He said the lack of public Whois is an “unmitigated victory for the spammers and scammers that plague […]

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VeriSign’s domain base grew by 1.91 million names last quarter

Historically strong Q1 delivers for Verisign. VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN) reported first quarter 2018 earnings after the bell yesterday. The base of .com and .net domain names grew by 1.91 million during the quarter and 9.6 million new .com and .net domains were registered. This comes in toward the high end of Verisign’s predicted range of 1.5 […]

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U.S. government asks ICANN to investigate GoDaddy’s Whois policy

U.S. gov weighs in on GoDaddy’s Whois policy. The U.S. government has sent a letter to ICANN asking it to review GoDaddy’s (NYSE: GDDY) activities around blocking access to Whois records. David Redl, who heads the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, sent the letter to ICANN’s board today asking it to look into the matter. At […]

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