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.Com prices are going up after Verisign pays off ICANN

Verisign will put $20 million in the kitty in return for multi-billion dollar windfall. Last year I made a prediction in my annual predictions podcast: ICANN would let Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) raise prices on .com, but Verisign would pay it extra money for the right to do so. That’s the crux of a proposed agreement […]

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One year later: Verisign threw domain investors under the bus

The day after announcing a deal to hike .com prices, Verisign threw domain investors under the bus. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) supplies .com domain names by maintaining the registry for these domains. That’s essentially its only job. Over the past couple of decades, it has worked hand-in-hand with domain name registrars to promote .com to customers. […]

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ICANN is about to give Verisign its .com price increases

Verisign CEO’s comments suggest price increases are on the way. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) held its quarterly investor call yesterday, and it seems that ICANN is about to give Verisign the price increases it wants for .com. The U.S. Department of Commerce updated its agreement with Verisign last year, allowing it to raise .com prices by […]

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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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