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ICA to hold public update for domain owners

Domain investor advocacy group will make its next member call public. The Internet Commerce Association (ICA), a group that advocates for domain name owners, is holding a public webcast on Friday to update domain investors on policy issues. This is ICA’s first public call; previous updates have been for members only. The webcast is scheduled […]

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U.S. Gov pushes Verisign and PIR to help cut Opioid sales

Government wants to cut online opioid sales at the registry level. Remember when the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) amended its contract with Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for running .com and its statement mentioned content? Amendment 35 confirms that Verisign will operate the .com registry in a content neutral manner with a commitment to […]

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.com outsells new gTLDs by 2:1 in 2018

The number of registered .com domains increased by more than double the growth of all new gTLDs last year, according to figures from Verisign. The latest Domain Name Industry Brief reports that .com grew by 7.1 million names in 2018, while new gTLDs gr...
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Root servers whacked after crypto change

The DNS root servers came under accidental attack from name servers across the internet following ICANN’s recent changes to their cryptographic master keys, according to Verisign. The company, which runs the A and J root servers, said it saw requ...
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Lawsuit claims Verisign shouldn’t have transferred domain name

Suit alleges that domain name wasn’t owned by defendants named in class action. Bitseller, a company in Cyprus, says that Verisign shouldn’t have transferred the domain name Radaris.com as requested by a court and is asking (pdf) for at least $500,000 in damages. The backstory is interesting. In 2014, attorneys filed a class action lawsuit […]

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New TLDs, five years in

  It was five years ago this month that the first domains under the new top level domain (nTLD) program started rolling out to consumers. The first Latin script general availability domains came out in early February 2014. Remember .guru? .Plumbing? Yeah, that was a long time ago. Here’s how I’d sum up the first […]

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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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