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January 19, 2018 11:36

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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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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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Trending domain name keywords: crypto, bit, block chain, houston, harvey

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of August 2017 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. There are a few common keyword in the .com and .net lists: bit, block, chain, houston, harvey. My experience shows that only 2 or 3 thousand domain registrations […]

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Trending domain name keywords: token, future, vegan, prime, weed

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of July 2017 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. There are no common keyword in the .com and .net lists. “Token” went up from number 6 last month to the top keyword in the .com list. “Future” […]

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ICANN report: more hacked domains in legacy gTLDs, more maliciously registered domains in new gTLDs

ICANN announced the publication of the report, “Statistical Analysis of DNS Abuse in gTLDs” [PDF, 2.23 MB]. The study aims to compare rates of these activities between new and legacy gTLDs, as well as employs inferential statistical analysis to measure the effects of DNSSEC, domain parking, and registration restrictions on abuse rates using historical data […]

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Verisign ended Q2 2017 with 144.3M .com & .net domains – .net price goes up

VeriSign, Inc.(NASDAQ: VRSN) reported financial results for the second quarter of 2017. Verisign ended Q2 2017 with 144.3 million .com and .net domain name registrations. Verisign announced an increase in the annual fee for a .net domain name registration from $8.20 to $9.02, effective Feb. 1, 2018 per its agreement with ICANN. Business Highlights On […]

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Trending domain name keywords: crypto, financing, leasing, lease, equipment

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of June 2017 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. There are 2 common keyword in the .com and .net lists that are really one: token in .com and tokens in .net. “Crypto” was in last month’s .com list and this […]

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Thick domain name whois is getting closer

The transition from Thin to Thick WHOIS for the .com, .net and .jobs extensions is coming soon and quite a few progress has been done. The registry operator for .COM and .NET, Verisign, met the 1 May deadline to deploy the Operational Testing & Evaluation (OT&E) environment for registrars to test the migration of Thick […]

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