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Why getting patents is smart for domain name companies

Patent programs help employees focus on innovation and create a good defense against patent infringement cases. Last week I was reviewing some of GoDaddy’s recent patent applications. When I write stories about patents, people often say that the patent is a joke or the invention is obvious. That may well be true in some circumstance. […]

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Verisign launched קום. domain name for the Hebrew-speaking market today

Domains are available to trademark holders before an exclusive period for .com domain registrants. .Com registry Verisign launched its .com transliteration in Hebrew, קום., today. The new domain name, which sounds like “com” in Hebrew, is now in the Sunrise phase for trademark holders. Then from September 5 to October 1, registrants of .com domains […]

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Betting names dominate trending keywords for May

Verisign released their trending keywords for May and with the recent change in sports betting laws no surprise that Sports, Bet, and gambling made the top 10 for .com. .COM .NET sports chain bet  block apple  sports bets bet  escort  blockchain  gambling  hemp  betting account adverts national  bookie gallery  opportunity  sites The post Betting names […]

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.XYZ gets another win against Verisign

Appeals court decision gives XYZ another chance to be awarded legal fees. It’s been over three years since Verisign (NYSE: VRSN) sued XYZ, the seller of .xyz domain names, for false advertising. The District Court granted summary judgment in favor of XYZ in November 2015 but that wasn’t the end of it. XYZ asked the […]

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Have your say on single-character .com domains

ICANN wants your opinion on its plan to allow Verisign to auction off, with a potential impact on the future release of other single-character .com domain names. The organization has published a proposed amendment to the .com registry contract and opened it for public comment. The changes would enable Verisign to sell, while […]

Read more might be coming, along with other single letter .com domain names

ICANN moves forward with Verisign plan to auction domain name. Single letter .com domain names are very rare. They aren’t just limited to the 26 letters of the alphabet; there are just three. Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN), the registry for .com, isn’t allowed to allocate any single letter .com domain names. Three .com domains were registered […]

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.com adds 5.5 million names, renewals back over 70%

Verisign reported first-quarter financial results that reflected a healthier .com namespace following the spike caused by Chinese speculation in 2016. The company Friday reported that .com was up to 133.9 million domains at the end of March, an increase of 5.5 million over the year. The strong showing was tempered slightly by a further decline […]

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Industry report show slightly stronger growth than Verisign’s

The latest domain name industry growth figures from CENTR show slightly better performance than a recent report from Verisign covering the same period. CENTR says in its latest DomainWire Global TLD Report there were 331.1 million registered domains at the end of 2017, whereas Verisign, in its Domain Name Industry Brief last month, put that […]

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Verisign shares hit new high while Tucows is down 6.6%

Verisign shares hit a new high today, the high on the day was $121.61 before closing at $120.55. 120.55 +4.20 (3.61%) Range 116.23 – 121.61 52 week 81.58 – 121.61 Open 116.47 Vol / Avg. 2.32M/939,093.00 Mkt cap 11.76B P/E 32.74 Div/yield     – EPS 3.68 Shares 97.59M Beta 0.92 Inst. own 126% Other popular public […]

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Domain universe grows almost 1% in 2017 despite new gTLD slump

The total number of registered domain names in all TLDs was up 0.9% in 2017, despite a third-quarter dip, according to the latest data compiled by Verisign. The latest Domain Name Industry Brief, published yesterday, shows that there were 332.4 million domains registered at the end of the year. That’s up by 1.7 million names […]

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