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Verisign stock skyrockets on new contract terms

Stock up 18% after U.S. government grants pricing windfall. Shares in Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) are trading sharply higher today after the company signed a new agreement with the U.S. Government for .Com. That Verisign would continue to run .com was never in doubt, but the Department of Commerce also agreed to let Verisign increase the […]

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Verisign sells security business to Neustar for up to $120 million

The .com registry sends security business to Neustar. Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) has sold its Security Services business to rival registry provider Neustar for up to $120 million. The deal is for $50 million up front and a contingent amount of up to $70 million due on the first anniversary. The contingent payment is based mostly on […]

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Verisign files intriguing domain backorder patents

Patent describes way to sell future rights to domain names through “encoding domains.” Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) has filed two patents related to buying future rights to domain names for if they become available. The process is rather unique and it makes me wonder what Verisign (which manages the .com registry) has up its sleeve. Only […]

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Verisign earnings: 149.7 million total .com/.net base, $302 million revenue

Verisign continues to show growth in .com domains. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported earnings for the second quarter of 2018 after the bell today. The company generated $302 million in revenue and $128 million net income for Q2 2018. There were 149.7 million .com and .net domains registered at the end of the quarter. That’s an […]

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How Verisign hit is Q1 growth numbers

Verisign called on China to deliver Q1 domain growth. .Com registry Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) provides guidance each quarter for how much it expects its total base of .com and .net domain names to grow. The company hardly misses because it’s quite easy for the company to pull some levers to hit the numbers. Consider Q1 of […]

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.XYZ gets another win against Verisign

Appeals court decision gives XYZ another chance to be awarded legal fees. It’s been over three years since Verisign (NYSE: VRSN) sued XYZ, the seller of .xyz domain names, for false advertising. The District Court granted summary judgment in favor of XYZ in November 2015 but that wasn’t the end of it. XYZ asked the […]

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O.com might be coming, along with other single letter .com domain names

ICANN moves forward with Verisign plan to auction O.com domain name. Single letter .com domain names are very rare. They aren’t just limited to the 26 letters of the alphabet; there are just three. Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN), the registry for .com, isn’t allowed to allocate any single letter .com domain names. Three .com domains were registered […]

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VeriSign’s domain base grew by 1.91 million names last quarter

Historically strong Q1 delivers for Verisign. VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN) reported first quarter 2018 earnings after the bell yesterday. The base of .com and .net domain names grew by 1.91 million during the quarter and 9.6 million new .com and .net domains were registered. This comes in toward the high end of Verisign’s predicted range of 1.5 […]

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