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Verisign reports 2018 results

9.5 million .com/.net registrations in Q4, operating margin continues to grow. .Com registry Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported Q4 and full-year 2018 results this afternoon. For the year, GAAP net income increased from $457 million in 2017 to $582 million in 2018. Non-GAAP income increased from $492 million to $620 million. These numbers include a one-time boost […]

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How the competitive domain registrar market keeps prices down

No matter what Verisign charges them, registrar profits on .com are limited by competition. Last year the U.S. Government granted the ability for Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) to raise prices on .com domain names pending approval from ICANN. Where does that extra money go? As the sole wholesaler of .com domain names, every penny that Verisign […]

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Year in Review: Verisign gets its price hikes

The U.S. Government gave the green light to increase prices on .com domain names. It’s an obscure contract issued by the U.S. government. For the domain industry, it means a lot. On November 1, The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) amended and extended its Cooperative Agreement with Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for running .com. […]

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Year in Review: MMX acquires .XXX

Adult top level domain company was one of many acquisitions in the domain business during 2018. MMX, also know as Minds + Machines, is a new top level domain name company with a portfolio of strings such as .beer, .miami and .VIP. It’s publicly traded on the London AIM market (MMX), so it faces the […]

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ICANN responds to Afilias’ .Web emergency stay request

Non-profit domain overseer argues that an emergency stay isn’t required. ICANN has responded to a request by Afilias to stay any ICANN actions that would further the delegation of the .Web top level domain while the International Centre for Dispute Resolution considers a complaint that Afilias filed. (Here’s the backstory.) In its opposition to the […]

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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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