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Verisign files more blockchain patent applications

USPTO publishes two more blockchain-related patent applications from Verisign. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published two of Verisign’s (NASDAQ: VRSN) blockchain-related patent applications last week. Application 17/325687 (pdf) is for Proving Top Level Domain Name Control on a Blockchain. The abstract states: Systems, methods, and computer products for associating a top level […]

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Verisign lowers full year domain guidance (again)

Company predicts full year growth of 1% or less. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) announced third quarter earnings after the market closed today. The company’s revenue was $357 million, up 6.8% year over year. It ran an operating margin of 66.3% and generated operating cash flows of $262 million. The .com and .net namespaces ended the quarter […]

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Domain stocks are having a rough year

…but some are beating the market. It’s been a wild year for asset prices and stocks of domain name-related companies are no exception. Domain companies are tech companies, so the best comparison is the NASDAQ, which is down 32% YTD through yesterday’s close. The broader markets are down about 18%. Here’s how domain companies performed […]

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Latest .com domain name leaders

These are the fastest growing and biggest domain name registrars for .com domains. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers June 2022. June ended the second quarter of the year, and Verisign reported a drop in total .com domains under management during that […]

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.Com continued to slip in Q3

The total number of registered .com domains fell again during the past quarter. The number of registered .com domain names fell last quarter, the second consecutive quarter-over-quarter fall. As of September 30, the last day of Q3, there were approximately 160.9 million registered .com domain names, according to data provided on Verisign’s (NASDAQ: VRSN) website. […]

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Latest .com registrar rankings

These are the fastest growing and biggest domain name registrars for .com domains. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers April 2022. The results mirror what Verisign reported in its Q2 earnings: new registrations are down, particularly in China. Here’s how registrars did […]

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Verisign gets another expired domain patent

Patent describes a separate “cache” pool for expired domains. The current method of drop catching domain names — throwing as many registrar add commands at the registry as possible — hasn’t changed. But that doesn’t mean the world’s largest domain name registry isn’t thinking of ways to change the system. It has a patent for […]

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Verisign earnings: domain base down, earnings up, .net price hike

Price increases mask falling domain base. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) released Q2 2022 earnings after the markets closed this afternoon. As I previewed earlier this week, the base of registered .com and .net domain names fell this quarter. It dropped 0.35 million domains to 174.3 million and has fallen further since the end of the quarter. […]

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ICANN Board asks .web parties to rehash arguments

Board wants .web participants to make their argument…again. ICANN’s Board Accountability Mechanisms Committee (BAMC) is set to decide the fate of .web. But first, it wants everyone involved to rehash what has happened. The quick backstory: a company called Nu Dot Co won the auction to run the .web top level domain for $135 million. […]

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Domain stocks are down heavily with the market

All publicly traded domain companies are down this year. Asset markets have been hammered this year, and most domain name companies aren’t bucking the trend. From the close of markets on December 31 until the close yesterday, the tech-heavy NASDAQ is off 27%. The S&P 500 is down 18% and the Dow is off 13%. […]

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