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Verisign credits Super Bowl for strong quarter

Super Bowl ads propel new domain registrations. Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) released earnings and business results for Q1 2016 yesterday after the closing bell. 9.5 million new .com and .net registrations occurred in the quarter, beating expectations. While down from the 10.0 gross registrations in the same quarter of 2016, that quarter was during the Chinese investment […]

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Verisign to keep price increase power under new .net contract

The wholesale price of a .net domain is likely to top $15 by 2023, under a proposed renewal of its ICANN contract revealed today. ICANN-imposed price caps are staying in the new Registry Agreement, but Verisign retains the right to increase its fees by 10% in each of the six years of the deal’s lifespan. […]
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Verisign top trending keywords for March, President and Fun

Verisign released their top trending keywords for March and somehow President and Fun topped the lists in .com and .net. Chinese and Bots made the top 5 in .com. Max,value and ultra were in the top 5 for .net. .COM .NET president fun degree max chinese value bots ultra gambia jury jumbo funds tshirt metal […]
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Now new gTLDs are being scapegoated for child abuse material (rant)

The guy responsible for getting the string “rape” closely restricted for no reason in .uk domain names is now gunning for ICANN and new gTLDs with a very similar playbook. Campaigner John Carr, secretary of the little-known Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety, wants ICANN to bring in strict controls to prevent convicted pedophiles registering […]
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