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April 4, 2020 23:57

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#Verisign : Dot .COM #domain contractor to release its quarterly report in 3 weeks

Verisign, managers of the .com and .net domain names, received a “sweet deal” when the ICANN president, Göran Marby, announced the approval of its .com contract. The deal gives Verisign extended rights to increase .COM base prices by 7% during the last four years of its six year contract period. In return, ICANN will receive […]

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ICANN grants Verisign its price increases, of course

ICANN has given Verisign its ability to increase .com prices by up to 7% a year, despite thousands of complaints from domain owners. The amendments give Verisign the right to raise prices in each of the last four years of its six-year duration. The current price is $7.85 a year. Because the contract came into […]

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#ICANN president : I have decided to execute the amendment of the .COM Registry Agreement

Göran Marby, ICANN President & CEO, announced that he gave Verisign the green light with regards to the .com Registry Agreement. The agreement allows Verisign to increase prices by 7% during each of the last four years of each six year contract renewal. Additionally, the wholesale price of a .com domain would increase from $7.85 […]

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Breaking: ICANN and Verisign agree to .com extension with 7% price hikes

The only surprise was how fast it happened after the comment report was published. Did you have time to digest ICANN’s staff report on comments about the .com price hike? It was published yesterday. Today, Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) and ICANN agreed to the amendment as planned. The agreement will allow Verisign to increase the price […]

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ICANN publishes .com price hike report

Staff justification report echoes its previous comments, as well as Verisign’s. ICANN has published a review of comments submitted about its proposed contract amendment with Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for .com. The most controversial aspect of the amendment is allowing Verisign to increase the price of .com domains by 7% per year in the last four […]

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#Verisign helps the elderly with early morning #domain transactions

If you’re a senior citizen over 65, you’re in good hands with Verisign. The managers of .com and .net domains announced that elderly domainers will get special treatment with their domain registrations and renewals. “Here at Verisign we want to provide additional support to those senior citizens that shop with our Registry, and give them […]

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No .com price increases this year. Thanks, coronavirus!

Verisign won’t increase prices on .com or any of its other TLDs this year. The promise comes as part of a package of coronavirus-related measures the company announced on its blog yesterday. Verisign said: In order to support individuals and small businesses affected by this crisis, Verisign will freeze registry prices for all of our […]

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Breaking: Verisign won’t raise .com prices this year

Even if ICANN gives the company the nod, it won’t raise prices this year. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN), the registry for .com and .net domain names, won’t raise prices for its domain names this year. In an announcement on its blog, the company announced the price freeze in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of right […]

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Verisign gets IDN homograph detection patent

System would help detect homograph attacks shortly after domains are registered. Examples of domains that could be used in homograph attacks. Image from Verisign patent. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 10,599,836 (pdf) to Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for “Identification of visual international domain name collisions.” The patent describes a way to […]

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Is Verisign “immune from coronavirus”?

Immune might be too strong of a word, but it’s a safer bet than many other businesses. This weekend I calculated how much domain name stocks have fallen in the stock market rout. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) fell less than other domain stocks, and I wrote, “It makes sense that the stock wouldn’t be as hard […]

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