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January 17, 2018 05:12

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Third quarter of 2017 closes with 330.7 million domain name registrations on the internet

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), today announced that the third quarter of 2017 closed with approximately 330.7 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), a decrease of approximately 1.2 million domain name registrations as of Sept. 30, 2017.1 The decrease of approximately 1.2 million domain name registrations globally equates to a decline rate of […]

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Trending domain name keywords: crypto, bit coin, ethereum, mining

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of November 2017 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. Crypto related keywords dominate the list and have replaced cannabis related keywords from last month. Keep in mind that this list shows the difference between November and October […]

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CentralNic completed the acquisition of .sk (country code top-level domain for Slovakia)

CentralNic announced today that the acquisition of SK-NIC, the manager of the exclusive country code top-level domain for Slovakia, .sk, has now been completed. The Company’s agreement to acquire SK-NIC, the manager of the exclusive country code top-level domain for Slovakia, .SK., was announced on 25th August 2017.  Since that date, further to continued negotiation, […]

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Global growth in domains has slowed down but still was 2.5% YOY (without .xyz/.top)- New gTLD market share down from 7.5% to 6.6%

There are an estimated 311 million domains under management over 1,500+ top-level domains globally. Over the past 2 years, quarterly growth rates have been decreasing since peaks in early 2016. The slowdown is the result of deletes after a period of increased investment from Chinese registrants. Other explanations to the slowdown are specific TLDs, such […]

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Verisign Q3 report: 145.8 million .com & .net domain names (up 1.47 million)

VeriSign, Inc. reported financial results for the third quarter of 2017. Business Highlights Verisign ended the third quarter with 145.8 million .com and .net domain name registrations in the domain name base, a 1.2 percent increase from the end of the third quarter of 2016, and a net increase of 1.47 million during the third […]

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New .COM campaign: “With a .COM, you can beCOMe anything you want.”

Verisign just launched a new .com campaign with tagline “With a .com, you can become anything you want.” The campaign is using the domain name YouCouldBe.com. They are also making a play with the word become. The campaign has a new commercial that shows a pet shop transform after using a .com to build a […]

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Trending domain name keywords: Irma, disaster, base, drain, jerseys

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of September 2017 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. “Drain” is the only one common keyword in the .com and .net lists. My experience shows that only 2 or 3 thousand domain registrations are enough to bring […]

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.US Town Hall – Key points and how Neustar totally ignored my question

Neustar held the .US domain names town hall last week. They mostly talked about how they do all these “great” marketing efforts they do and people on forums and blogs complained about that. But a few interesting things came out. BTW the Neustar marketing efforts are non-existent and everyone agrees on that as I have […]

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WordPress recommends you get a .COM domain name

WordPress and Automattic, the parent company of WordPress and the new .blog extension, are recommending that you should get a .com domain name if both the .com and .blog domains are available. Automattic has setup a registrar at https://wordpress.com/domain/. The registrar seems to be a Tucows reseller and at first glance seems a bit on […]

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Internet grows to 331.9 million domain name registrations in Q2 of 2017

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), today announced that approximately 1.3 million domain name registrations were added to the internet in the second quarter of 2017, bringing the total number of domain name registrations to approximately 331.9 million across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of June 30, 2017. The increase of approximately 1.3 million domain name registrations […]

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