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Breaking: ICANN and Verisign agree to .com extension with 7% price hikes

The only surprise was how fast it happened after the comment report was published. Did you have time to digest ICANN’s staff report on comments about the .com price hike? It was published yesterday. Today, Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) and ICANN agreed to the amendment as planned. The agreement will allow Verisign to increase the price […]

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ICANN publishes .com price hike report

Staff justification report echoes its previous comments, as well as Verisign’s. ICANN has published a review of comments submitted about its proposed contract amendment with Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for .com. The most controversial aspect of the amendment is allowing Verisign to increase the price of .com domains by 7% per year in the last four […]

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Breaking: Verisign won’t raise .com prices this year

Even if ICANN gives the company the nod, it won’t raise prices this year. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN), the registry for .com and .net domain names, won’t raise prices for its domain names this year. In an announcement on its blog, the company announced the price freeze in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of right […]

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Tutorial: How to Track Verisign’s Monthly Top Popular Keywords using DomainScope API

Alvin Brown provides a tutorial on how to use Verisign DomainScope’s API to produce and store monthly popular keywords for .com and .net domain registrations. Once upon a time, Verisign provided a monthly email and blog post reporting the top trending keywords contained in recent .com and .net domain registrations for a given month. That […]

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Verisign tries to discredit ICANN commenting period process

Company suggests that drawing attention to comment period distorted the multistakeholder process. The comment period for ICANN’s proposed .com contract amendment with ICANN closed last Friday. The amendment would allow Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) to increase prices in the future in 4 out of 6 years. Among the thousands of comments was one from Verisign itself […]

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“At this stage, .com should be $1,000 a year to hold”

That’s right $1,000 a year. Joe Styler posted a thread on Namepros about the ICANN comment period regarding Verisign increasing prices on .com. Namepros member Keith who is an active domain investor took a contrarian approach if he was not trolling everyone. Keith left two comments An interesting take, $1,000 a year would be ridiculous […]

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