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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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#Verisign helps the elderly with early morning #domain transactions

If you’re a senior citizen over 65, you’re in good hands with Verisign. The managers of .com and .net domains announced that elderly domainers will get special treatment with their domain registrations and renewals. “Here at Verisign we want to provide additional support to those senior citizens that shop with our Registry, and give them […]

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#ICANN president on .COM #domain prices : Articles perpetuate misunderstandings!

ICANN posted a new editorial claiming that industry articles that have been written about .COM price increases “perpetuate misunderstandings.” Signed by Göran Marby, ICANN President & CEO, the article says that ICANN is not a domain pricing regulator. But ICANN gave the green light to .COM Registry, Verisign, to uncap its pricing increase limits, so […]

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ICA : Let #ICANN know you oppose dot .COM price hikes by #Verisign

The Internet Commerce Association has created a tool for comment submissions, that notifies ICANN of your opposition to upcoming .com price hikes. Verisign, managers of the .com (and .net) domain space, are planning to raise the base cost of dot .com domains by 7% annually. According to the email from ICA, the price increases benefit […]

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Ethos Capital rolling on the floor laughing after #Verisign agreement with #ICANN

Late last year, we discussed the obsession of domain investors with the transition of dot .ORG Registry, PIR, into the lap of Ethos Capital. The latter is a newly formed capitalist fund, backed by conservative investors. Many speculated that Ethos Capital lacks any experience in managing the quintessential TLD for organizations and non-profits. In that […]

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