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February 22, 2020 18:45

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Verisign tries to discredit ICANN commenting period process

Company suggests that drawing attention to comment period distorted the multistakeholder process. The comment period for ICANN’s proposed .com contract amendment with ICANN closed last Friday. The amendment would allow Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) to increase prices in the future in 4 out of 6 years. Among the thousands of comments was one from Verisign itself […]

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.Com price hike comment period ends February 14

Friday deadline to weigh in on new .com contract terms. People opposed to ICANN’s plan to allow Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) to raise prices on .com domains have until Friday, February 14, to submit a comment to ICANN. The proposed Amendment #3 to ICANN’s contract with Verisign to run .com will allow Verisign to increase prices […]

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Verisign expects at least $1.125 billion revenue in 2020 even without price increases

Company doesn’t bake price increases into guidance. .Com registry Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) expects to generate $1.250 billion to $1.265 billion in revenue next year, even without price increases in .com, the company disclosed yesterday. That compares to $1.232 billion in 2019. The numbers could be better if Verisign enacts a 7% increase in the wholesale […]

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The biggest problem with Verisign’s .com deal

It’s not the billion-dollar bonus for Verisign. As expected, ICANN has agreed* to let Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) increase prices on .com domain names starting this year. The U.S. government had already agreed to the price increases, but these increases aren’t included in Verisign’s current agreement with ICANN that runs for four more years. So Verisign […]

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.Com prices are going up after Verisign pays off ICANN

Verisign will put $20 million in the kitty in return for multi-billion dollar windfall. Last year I made a prediction in my annual predictions podcast: ICANN would let Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) raise prices on .com, but Verisign would pay it extra money for the right to do so. That’s the crux of a proposed agreement […]

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