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Verisign’s December top trending keywords are all about crypto

Verisign released their top trending keywords for December. No surprise it was crypto dominated again. Everything in .com was coin/crypto related.   .COM .NET coin crypto crypto  chain  block  block  chain corp blockchain  river wallet  press  ripple associates crypt currency  altcoin  mountain  appliance  parts The post Verisign’s December top trending keywords are all about crypto […]

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.web closer to reality as antitrust probe ends

Verisign has been given the all-clear by the US government to go ahead and run the new gTLD .web, despite competition concerns. The Department of Justice told the company yesterday that the antitrust investigation it launched almost exactly a year ago is now “closed”. Verisign’s secret proxy in the 2016 auction, the original .web applicant […]

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XYZ junk drop sinks the industry in Q3

The total number of domains registered in the world suffered a rare period of decline in the third quarter, according to Verisign’s latest numbers. The Q3 Domain Name Industry Brief shows September ended with 330.7 million registered names across all TLDs, a 1.2 million dip on the second quarter. Year-on-year, there was still growth: 3.7 […]

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Justice gives nod to O.com auction

The US Department of Justice does not intend to prevent Verisign from auctioning off the single-letter domain o.com. Aaron Hoag, chief of the department’s Technology & Financial Services Section, told ICANN in a letter (pdf) that it does not intend to probe Verisign’s proposal. The letter reads in its entirety: Your letter dated December 7, […]

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ICANN punts o.com auction to US watchdogs

Verisign’s proposed auction of the domain o.com might have a negative effect on competition and has been referred to US regulators. That’s according to ICANN’s response to the .com registry’s request to release the domain, which is among the 23 single-letter domains currently reserved under the terms of its contract. ICANN has determined that the […]

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.Com Winners & Losers Update

How registrars fared with .com in the most recent reports. ICANN published the latest official .com transactions report from Verisign today which includes data by registrar for August 2017. Here are the top registrars in terms of new .com registrations for August. There were no changes in ranking from July. 1. GoDaddy* 922,658 2. Tucows** […]

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Verisign wants to auction off O.com for charity

The internet could soon gets just its fourth active single-character .com domain name, after Verisign revealed plans to auction off o.com for charity. The company has asked ICANN to allow it to release just one of the 23 remaining one-letter .com domains, which are currently reserved under the terms of the .com registry agreement. It’s […]

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Verisign launches name-spinner tool for if you really, really need a .com

Verisign has launched a new name-spinning tool, designed to help new businesses find relevant domain names in Verisign-managed TLDs. It’s called NameStudio. Verisign said: NameStudio can deliver relevant .com and .net domain name suggestions based on popular keywords, trending news topics and semantic relevance. Pulling from multiple and diverse data sources, the service can identify […]

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Verisign’s top trending keywords for October are crypto and marijuana based

Verisign released the top trending keywords for October. October was big on crypto and marijuana. Cannabis topped the .com charts and blockchain topped .net. Blockchain was also represented in .com along with block by itself. .COM .NET cannabis blockchain block luxury  international  cheap  bank guru  marijuana  expo  corporation  finn  america jerseys blockchain sucks christmas  miss […]

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Corwin joins Verisign

Phil Corwin, the face of the Internet Commerce Association for over a decade, today quit to join Verisign’s legal team. He’s now “policy counsel” at the .com giant, he said in a statement emailed to industry bloggers. He’s also closed down the consulting company Virtualaw, resigned from ICANN’s Business Constituency and from his BC seat […]

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