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It’s coming: prepare for higher .com prices in September

Domain owners can renew early to avoid the pending price increase. The wholesale price of .com domain name registrations, transfers and, renewals is increasing later this year for the first time since 2012. Domain investors and consumers with large domain portfolios should prepare. On September 1, the price Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) charges registrars for .com […]

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Verisign Q1 2021 DNIB shows .com and .net regs up – new gtlds down

Verisign released their Domain Name Industry Brief, for Q1 2021. The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 168.0 million domain name registrations in the domain name base3 at the end of the first quarter of 2021, an increase of 2.8 million domain name registrations, or 1.7%, compared to the fourth quarter of […]

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Afilias hints at more legal action over .web

As Verisign does everything but declare outright victory in last week’s Independent Review Process result, .web rival Afilias is now strongly hinting that its lawyers are not quite ready to retire. John Kane, VP of Afilias (now Altanovo) said in ...
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What’s next for .Web

This week, ICANN published an Independent Review Panel (IRP) decision in a long-running dispute about .web. You can read the background and the result of the decision here. So, what’s next for .web? It depends. Afilias was the runner-up in the auction for .web. It argues that had Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) not secretly bankrolled a […]

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.gov TLD quietly changes hands

The .gov TLD used exclusively by governmental entities in the US has quietly changed managers. On Friday, the IANA records for .gov changed from the General Services Administration to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. It was not une...
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Verisign reports First Quarter 2021 Results

Verisign VRSN (NASDAQ) reported earnings after the close. The final .com and .net renewal rate for the fourth quarter of 2020 was 73.5 percent compared to 73.8 percent for the same quarter in 2019. Financial Highlights Verisign ended the first quarter ...
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Verisign gets patent for GDPR-compliant Whois privacy

Patented methods help Thick Whois registries handle privacy law compliance. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 10,979,384 (pdf) to Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for Systems and methods for preserving privacy of a registrant in a Domain Name System. I wrote about the patent application in 2017 after it was published. The patent […]

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