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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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Why Verisign might want URS on .com

Adding URS to .com could benefit Verisign for several reasons. This week, Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) proposed creating a consensus policy that would bring Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) to all remaining gTLDs that don’t have it. It was somewhat surprising. Verisign just renegotiated its .com contract with ICANN and did not add URS to the contract, […]

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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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Verisign gets blockchain patent

.Com registry gets patent for domain name blockchain user addresses. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 10,721,060 (pdf) to Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for Domain name blockchain user addresses. The abstract reads: Techniques for DNS registry facilitated assignment of a DNS domain name registered to a registrant as a blockchain user address […]

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GoDaddy and Verisign get more patents

Companies keep building their patent war chests. The United States Patent and Trademark Office granted two patents to GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) and one to Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) today. The two companies are the most prolific patent filers in the domain name industry. GoDaddy has only used its patents defensively to date. Verisign previously said it […]

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