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Verisign applies pressure to ICANN to delegate .web

Verisign is tired of delays (as it should be).   Verisign is applying pressure to ICANN to delegate the .web top level domain name to it. Today, the company published a blog post that follows up to a letter (pdf) that Nu Dot Co sent to ICANN reviewing the saga and disclosing what it says […]

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Verisign has another strong quarter, raises guidance

.Com domain registrations continue to outpace prior years. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported second quarter 2021 earnings after the market closed today. The company reported another robust quarter, with 11.7 million new .com and .net domains registered in Q2. That compares to 11.1 million in the same quarter last year. Verisign ended the quarter with 170.6 […]

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Domain stocks trail market in 2021

MMX is one bright spot in the industry. Major domain name stocks are treading water this year despite the up markets. I analyzed prices from the December 31 close last year to the market close yesterday, June 9. During that period, the Dow is up 13%, the S&P is up 12% and the NASDAQ is […]

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Verisign reports 2020 earnings

Verisign reports another steady year at the helm of the .com registry. Top level domain registry Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported earnings yesterday. Revenue was up 3.1% in Q4 2020 compared to the same quarter of 2019, clocking in at $320 million. Net income increased from $147 million in Q4 2019 to $157 in Q4 2020. […]

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2020 in Review: Price hikes on the way

Domain investor costs are about to increase. This is the fifth in a series of posts about the domain name industry in 2020. Read the others here. .Com prices are going up. ICANN agreed to a contract extension with Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) in 2020. The extension allows Verisign to increase the wholesale price of .com […]

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How domain stocks are faring in 2020

Endurance leads the way after acquisition. It’s been a wild ride in the stock market this year. On March 14, I wrote about how domain name stocks fared during the pandemic market crash up through the close on March 13. I wrote an update in May about how shares had rebounded with the market. Fast forward […]

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It’s in: the latest list of which registrars are top in .Com

  ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers July 2020. For the second month in a row, Chinese domain name registrar Xin Net has hemorrhaged domains. I suspect some Chinese domain investors are letting their subpar domains go. Here’s how registrars did in […]

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Verisign gets patent for showing contextually-relevant domain names in SERPs

It’s a neat idea that will never be adopted by large search engines. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent #10,764,245 (pdf) to Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for “Domain name determination”. The idea behind the patent is that a website owner can maintain multiple domain names and, depending on what someone searches for at […]

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Verisign proposes adding Uniform Rapid Suspension to .com domain names

Proposal surprises working group members. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) has proposed making Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) a consensus policy that would apply to legacy top level domains such as .com and .net. Uniform Rapid Suspension is a quicker, dirtier version of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). It was introduced along with new top […]

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Verisign extends price freeze through Q1 2021

.Com price hike delayed. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN), the registry for .com and .net domain names, announced today that it has extended its price freeze on .net and .com domain names through March 31, 2021. The registry instituted the freeze on prices it charges registrars in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. While the company generally […]

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