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Verisign reported net income of $163 million or $1.35 a share

Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported earnings after the close today. Unchanged in after hours trading after closing down .18 at $189.18. Year to date the stock is up 27.5% 3 analysts forecast earnings of $1.25 per share compared to earnings of $1.07 per share in the same quarter of the previous year. Wall Street is expecting […]

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The battle for Sex.com

David Kushner is out with a new book titled, “The Players Ball: A Genius, a Con Man, and the Secret History of the Internet’s Rise.” The book takes a look at the battle for Sex.com between Gary Kremen of Match.com fame and Stephen Michael Cohen. Fast Company published an excerpt from the book today, it’s […]

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How lucky have you been in domaining?

A topic that I had sitting in drafts for a bit came to light in a thread on Namepros. The topic being luck. How much does luck matter in domaining? How lucky do you feel you have been. I would also argue that companies in the business have been lucky that this business that came […]

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Verisign saw a net increase of 1.29 million registrations during the fourth quarter of 2018

Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported earnings today after the close for Q4 2018 and full year results. They reported revenue of $307 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, up 4.0 percent from the same quarter in 2017. Verisign reported net income of $182 million and diluted earnings per share (diluted “EPS”) of $1.50 for the […]

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.Club Domain Registration/Renewal Prices To Rise In 2019; 2020 and 2021

We just received this notice from Hexonet that The .CLUB Registry is going to be increasing their price of a wholesale registration each year over the next three (3) years. The first of such price increases will be July 1, 2019, when the price for .CLUB will be increased to: Reseller Price Class: $20.83 (net […]

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On Namepros and TheDomains Rick Schwartz keeps title of Domain King

Back on November 5th I posted about Mike Mann declaring himself the Domain King, and posted a poll. There was a poll on Namepros as well. Here on TheDomains.com Rick Schwartz won by a 57% to 43% vote. On Namepros the vote was wider with Rick getting a 62.2% of the vote. There were 203 […]

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Video : The #domain industry puts outsiders to sleep!

Domain industry professionals can have a hard time explaining to family and friends what exactly they do. The discussion about domain names, TLDs, ccTLDs, new gTLDs and other assorted domain name jargon, can be shorten the attention span of others. Imagine when your prideful descriptions are so boring, that can put others to sleep! 😀 […]

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What changes would you make to improve auction houses?

So with all the anger and disappointment in the auction houses, as evidenced by polls and comments on TheDomains and Namepros, what changes would you like to see implemented? Some domain investors might be past the point of no return, but for those who believe things can be improved, where do we start? GoDaddy stands […]

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NameSummit NYC moves to November, offers early bird pricing starting today

I was disappointed that I couldn’t make it to NameSummit last year, and after talking to people who attended, it was clear that I had missed out on a pretty special event. This year I was also going to miss it again since it took place in the middle of an existing work trip. So […]

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first quarter of 2018 closed with approximately 333.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains

Verisign released their Q1 2018 Domain Name Industry Brief Of note was the decrease in new gtld registrations, they actually showed a decrease of 400,000 names. Some statistics from the report: The first quarter of 2018 closed with approximately 333.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of approximately 1.4 million […]

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