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Verisign issues statement on .cc/.tv situation in China

Company has submitted applications but domains are not licensed for sale in China. Last week some registrars in China dropped support for .cc and .tv domain names, both of which are managed by registry company Verisign. This was part of a directive from the Chinese government to suspend sales of a number of domains that […]

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Cyber-extortion and ransomware : Verisign publishes white paper

Verisign and its security division has published a white paper on ransomware and cyber-extortion, a prevalent source of Internet crime. The 12-page ebook covers the aspects of ransomware activity, a “nightmare scenario” and explains why standard protections alone are not enough. An excerpt below: Cyber extortion is an increasingly prevalent threat to today’s online-enabled businesses, […]

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.net price increases approved

Verisign has been given the right to continue to raise the wholesale price of .net domains. It now seems likely the price charged to registrars will top $15 by 2023. ICANN’s board of directors at the weekend approved the renewal of the .net Registry Agreement, which gives Verisign the right increase its prices by 10% […]
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Verisign: The Number of .Com Domain Registration Pass 129 Million For 1st Time

According to Verisign (VRSN) which operates the .Com registry,  the number of .Com domain names in the Domain Name Base has passed 129 Million for the 1st time. The number of .Com domain names in the Domain Name Base passed 128 Million for the 1st time in September 2016. The number of .Com domain passed […]

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Verisign files name spinning patent application

Application for name spinning patent published today. .Com domain name registry Verisign has filed a patent application (pdf) with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that covers various aspects of generating domain name alternatives, aka name spinning. The application was filed in December 2015 and just published today. Abstract: Provided are methods, devices, and computer-readable […]

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Trending keywords for May no surprise in Fidget, Crypto and Coin.

Verisign released their trending keywords for May and coin, fidget and crypto topped the list in .com. No surprise with the run up in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Fidget has to do with fidget spinners, my Nieces have driven my Sister crazy over these things. The 7-11 around the corner was selling out within […]
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Directnic and Verisign : Domainer photos from #Collisionconf

Mike Robertson of Directnic is currently attending the Collision conference in New Orleans, an exciting tech event attracting big crowds. It’s already the last day of the conference, and Directnic is sharing a promotional booth with Verisign, educating the visitors about domain names, and more. Mike sent us a handful of photos from #Collisionconf to […]

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