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Are ISOC’s claims about .org’s history bogus?

The Internet Society has started to fight back against those trying to put a stop to its $1.13 billion sale of Public Interest Registry to Ethos Capital. Among the tactics being deployed appears to be an attempt to play down the notion that .org has always been considered as a home for non-profits run by […]

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Verisign likely to get its billion-dollar .com pricing windfall

Verisign and ICANN appear to be on the verge of signing a new .com registry contract that could prove extremely lucrative for the legacy gTLD company. Speaking to analysts following the announcement of Verisign’s third-quarter results late last week, CEO Jim Bidzos said talks with ICANN, which have their first anniversary this week, are “nearly […]

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These two ccTLDs drove two thirds of all domain growth in Q2

The number of registered domain names in the world increased by 2.9 million in the second quarter, driven by .com and two ccTLDs. That’s according to the latest Verisign Domain Name Industry Brief, which was published (pdf) overnight, and other data. The quarter ended with 354.7 million domains. Verisign’s own .com was up 1.5 million […]

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Verisign stock tops $200 per share

It’s not quite the dot.com boom, but Verisign’s share price has hit a key number. Verisign’s (NASDAQ: VRSN) stock price has eclipsed $200 per share for the first time since the dot com boom. Shares briefly traded for above $250 in March 2000 before the bubble burst. The company’s market cap is about $24 billion. […]

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Verisign posts earnings, nearly 70% operating margin

Results continue to tick upward as company pushes for price increases. It’s good to be the king. .Com registry Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported first quarter earnings yesterday afternoon. It generated $306 million revenue for the quarter and a 69.4% non-GAAP operating margin. The business created $187 million in operating cash flow. People registered 9.8 million […]

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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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ICA rallies the troops to defeat .org price hikes. It won’t work

Over 100 letters have been sent to ICANN opposing the proposed lifting of price caps in .org, after the Internet Commerce Association reached out to rally its supporters. This is an atypically large response to an ICANN public comment period, and there are four days left on the clock for more submissions to be made, […]

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New TLDs, five years in

  It was five years ago this month that the first domains under the new top level domain (nTLD) program started rolling out to consumers. The first Latin script general availability domains came out in early February 2014. Remember .guru? .Plumbing? Yeah, that was a long time ago. Here’s how I’d sum up the first […]

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Trending keywords in January include Keto,Crew and Property

Verisign released their trending keywords for January and Keto,Crew and property topped the list. Keto has become popular due to the Ketogenic diet. https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto   .COM .NET keto property crew designs trial keto custody legal plumbing film sets  garage litigation long sarah cheap wifi like lens truck The post Trending keywords in January include Keto,Crew […]

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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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