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Verisign Q2/2021 data: 170 million .com and .net #domains combined

Verisign, operators of the .com and .net TLDs released its Q2/2021 domain report. According to the report, .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 170.6 million domain name registrations in the domain name base at the end of the second quarter of 2021, an increase of 2.6 million domain name registrations, or 1.5%, […]

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Fabulous to raise .com prices

Effective September 1st, Verisign is jacking up prices after a contractual agreement with ICANN takes effect. The .COM Registry is upping its base cost for .COM domains by 54 cents, and that exact amount will be tagged onto the cost of domains registered at Fabulous:   Effective September 1st, 2021, the .COM registry, Verisign, is […]

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SAV announces zero price increase for .com #domain registrations

SAV has announced that there will be zero price increase for .com domain registrations. From September 1st, Verisign, operators of the .com Registry, are increasing the base registration of .com by 7% per their contractual agreement with ICANN. It seems that SAV will be “eating” the cost of the .com price increase, per their announcement: […]

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End-users don’t care about the .com price increase by #Verisign

It’s a sad realization of corporate greed: Verisign secured in its .com contract to increase its base pricing up to 7% annually. ICANN, overseers of TLDs and a company that is supposed to negotiate better contracts benefiting the consumer did not invite other, potentially more capable registries to an open bid. Ergo, more expensive domains […]

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Devil’s #domain: Why I renewed all my #Verisign .com domains until 2045

Verisign is increasing the price of .com again but that’s not the real news. The juice is that they are adding a new clause to the existing contract with ICANN that only eagle-eyed lawyers—along with Greek-Canadian domain investors—can spot. What is the latest addition to the Verisign contract? Let’s summarize page 66, paragraph 6: If […]

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Verisign : Bad LLLL .com #domains will receive upgrade

There’s nothing worse than a bad LLLL .com domain and Verisign – managers of .com – is about to help you change that. “All domains contain microcode that can be tweaked and improved through system upgrades,” said chief microcode engineer at Verisign, Charles Babbage. “We are rolling out updates all the time, and this is […]

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#Verisign : Com Registry pulling ahead with Q2 results and a new #patent

Verisign, operators of the .com and .net Registry, are about to share facts and figures for Q2/2020. The report will be shared tomorrow, July 23rd. Verisign shared its Domain Name Industry Brief report, stating that domain name registrations increased 4.5 million or 1.2% sequentially to 366.8 million across top-level domains (TLDs) at the end of […]

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#Neustar, #Verisign and #PIR join forces against illegal #opioids

Three domain Registries are spear-heading the war against illegal opioids. Neustar, a DomainGang sponsor, along with Verisign, and PIR will be part of a new effort assisting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA.) Referred to as the “trusted notifier” program, this 120-day pilot program aims to help […]

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#Verisign stock soars, as dot .COM Registry prepares for quarterly report

Verisign, managers of the .COM TLD, are getting ready to release quarterly data, reporting financial performance for the year so far. The report will be shared in an upcoming audio conference on April 23, next week. When that announcement was made, Verisign stock was trading at $181 dollars a share. Today, VRSN soared and closed […]

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Should the #ICANN president, Göran Marby, resign?

ICANN president and CEO, Göran Marby, delivered his seal of approval for the deal presented to Verisign, managers under contract of .com and .net domain names. In exchange, ICANN will be bestowed $20 million dollars over 5 years, to perform DNS infrastructure improvements. In effect, ICANN gave no real consideration to thousands of comments by […]

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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 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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