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GoDaddy wins contract to run .TV, Verisign didn’t bid for renewal

GoDaddy Registry will now operate and market the .tv domain. GoDaddy Registry (NYSE: GDDY) has won the contract to operate Tuvalu’s .tv country code domain name. Tuvalu is a small island nation of about 10,000 people. It struck internet gold because its ISO country code is TV, and it was therefore assigned the .tv country […]

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Verisign patents anomaly detector for domain registries

Patent describes way to track unusual registration activity. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 11,190,479 (pdf) to Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for “Detection of aberrant domain registration and resolution patterns.” The patent describes a system that checks for anomalies in domain name registrations and resolution. On the registration side, it could track […]

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Revenue and DUMs up over 5% at Verisign

Verisign turns in another predictable quarter. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported earnings after the bell today. Q3 2021 revenue was up 5.1% year over year to $334 million. Net income came in at $157 million. That’s down from $171 million in the same quarter last year but up $10 million after accounting for an unrecognized tax […]

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Verisign applies pressure to ICANN to delegate .web

Verisign is tired of delays (as it should be).   Verisign is applying pressure to ICANN to delegate the .web top level domain name to it. Today, the company published a blog post that follows up to a letter (pdf) that Nu Dot Co sent to ICANN reviewing the saga and disclosing what it says […]

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Verisign has another strong quarter, raises guidance

.Com domain registrations continue to outpace prior years. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported second quarter 2021 earnings after the market closed today. The company reported another robust quarter, with 11.7 million new .com and .net domains registered in Q2. That compares to 11.1 million in the same quarter last year. Verisign ended the quarter with 170.6 […]

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Domain stocks trail market in 2021

MMX is one bright spot in the industry. Major domain name stocks are treading water this year despite the up markets. I analyzed prices from the December 31 close last year to the market close yesterday, June 9. During that period, the Dow is up 13%, the S&P is up 12% and the NASDAQ is […]

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Verisign reports 2020 earnings

Verisign reports another steady year at the helm of the .com registry. Top level domain registry Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported earnings yesterday. Revenue was up 3.1% in Q4 2020 compared to the same quarter of 2019, clocking in at $320 million. Net income increased from $147 million in Q4 2019 to $157 in Q4 2020. […]

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2020 in Review: Price hikes on the way

Domain investor costs are about to increase. This is the fifth in a series of posts about the domain name industry in 2020. Read the others here. .Com prices are going up. ICANN agreed to a contract extension with Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) in 2020. The extension allows Verisign to increase the wholesale price of .com […]

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How domain stocks are faring in 2020

Endurance leads the way after acquisition. It’s been a wild ride in the stock market this year. On March 14, I wrote about how domain name stocks fared during the pandemic market crash up through the close on March 13. I wrote an update in May about how shares had rebounded with the market. Fast forward […]

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It’s in: the latest list of which registrars are top in .Com

  ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers July 2020. For the second month in a row, Chinese domain name registrar Xin Net has hemorrhaged domains. I suspect some Chinese domain investors are letting their subpar domains go. Here’s how registrars did in […]

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