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September 24, 2018 11:57

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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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NamesCon Day Three Explores Crypto and Domaining Intersection

Day’s One and Two are down in the books, and NamesCon Day Three is up to bat. Full steam ahead did the third day lead off with a Domain Name Industry Drivers keynote given by Verisign’s Scott Schnell. Scott discussed and expressed thoughts around a number of items, one being the likely resurgence of .net […]

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Donuts releases free TLD-neutral name-spinner

Donuts has announced the release of a free name-spinner tool for registrars and resellers. Relevant Name Search, found at rns.domains, isn’t a destination site in itself, but will be free for registrars to integrate into their storefronts. The company said it’s been in beta testing with eNom, Dreamhost, Dynadot and Name.com, with eNom using it […]

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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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