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Verisign gets domain backorder patent

Last year I wrote about an intriguing patent application from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN), the company that runs the .com namespace. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has now issued patent #10404650 (pdf). The patent describes ways to change up the expired patent game. One way would be to issue encoding domain names that give people […]

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Verisign thwarts cyberattack by taking down typo domain name

Court grants temporary restraining order against domain mimicking VerisignDNS.com. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN), the registry for .com domain names, has successfully taken down the domain name VerisignNNS.com, which it says was about to be used in a cyber attack on internet infrastructure. A court granted a temporary restraining order against the unknown owner of the domain […]

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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 posts earnings, nearly 70% operating margin

Results continue to tick upward as company pushes for price increases. .Com registry Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported first quarter earnings yesterday afternoon. It generated $306 million revenue for the quarter and a 69.4% non-GAAP operating margin. The business created $187 million in operating cash flow. People registered 9.8 million .com and .net domain names in […]

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Last month’s top DNW stories

Verisign and the Gab controversy were top stories last month. Last month’s headlines were dominated by news related to the U.S. government extending the Cooperative Agreement with Verisign. Let’s start by reviewing the top five posts on DNW in November, ranked by views: 1. Who wins, who loses from Trump Admin decision on domain names […]

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Afilias files for Independent Review on .Web, further delaying domain name

It’s still going to be a long time before .web domain names are available to register. Following a lengthy ICANN process and failed lawsuit filed by Donuts, Afilias has filed a complaint about .Web under ICANN’s Independent Review Process. Here’s the backstory: Nu Dot Co, a business founded by .Co’s founders, applied for the .web […]

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Who wins, who loses from Trump Admin decision on domain names

Verisign is the big winner as consumers face higher bills for .com domain names. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has extended the Cooperative Agreement between it and Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN). This agreement governs how Verisign is able to operate .com, which has a contract with ICANN to run. The biggest […]

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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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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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