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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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Getting the best price on .com domains

Some registrars offer consistently good deals on .com domains. There’s a lot of competition at the registrar level for .com domain names. This intense competition leads to prices near the wholesale price that the registrar pays the registry (Verisign) for the domain. Verisign currently charges a list price of $7.85 for .com registrations and renewals. […]

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Verisign’s .com printing press – DNW Podcast #329

How Verisign got such a profitable business and what the future holds. Verisign operates one of the most profitable large businesses in the world thanks to a no-bid contract to operate the .com namespace. My guest on today’s show talks about how Verisign got to where it is today and what the chances are that […]

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From Spider-Man to Miller Lite, these were the top domain stories last month

Here are the top five stories from last month. Domain name stories aren’t just about buying and selling names. They can also be entertaining, as February’s top two stories on Domain Name Wire show. These were the top five stories on DNW last month ranked by pageviews: Domain names suggest title for upcoming Spider-Man movie […]

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