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#Domain crap : Verisign to share data about really bad .com registrations

Verisign announced that it will be publishing a live stream of .com data, showing the bad domain choices registrants make. The RSS feed will be titled “It might be a .com but it’s definitely crap” and will display the domain, the timestamp of the registration, and the first name of the registrant along with better […]

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#Verisign stock jumps on Domain Scalping Marketplace ™ announcement

Verisign stock jumped 200% and some change on Friday, following the announcement of the revolutionary Domain Scalping Marketplace ™ on the corporate blog. Aimed at seasoned domain investors and newbies alike, the Domain Scalping Marketplace brings several new features that most domainers didn’t known they’d need. Marcus Aurelius, Memes & Propaganda VP at Verisign, shared […]

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#Hebrew dot .COM : #Verisign rolls out support for .קום IDN #gTLD

Verisign, operators of dot .com domains, announced support for .קום which is the dot .COM equivalent in Hebrew. The .com homonym is aimed at the Hebrew speaking world, with a focus on Israel. According to the announcement: Verisign is pleased to announce that קום., the new, Verisign-operated, internationalized domain name (IDN) extension that is uniquely […]

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#Verisign post fallout : Who gave #domain investors the “domain scalpers” name first?

A Verisign executive’s blog post unleashed the collective fury of domain investing professionals, after calling the practice “domain scalping.” By making a reference to “ticket scalping,” which involves the unlawful profiteering from the sale of surplus tickets at a price much higher than their face value, the Verisign post fails miserably to justify its choice […]

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The Domain King goes nuclear with anti #Verisign post and #domain registration

Don’t ever get caught in the cross-hairs of Rick Schwartz; the Domain King unleashed an epic wall of fire against Verisign, following recent announcements containing strong anti-domainer sentiment. The Verisign blog, replicated at CircleID, indirectly referred to domain investors as “scalpers,” and alleged that $1 billion dollars could be saved by consumers, if the domain […]

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Editorial : Stop bitching about .com raising prices when you praise its role

It’s November, and time for another DomainGang editorial. Domain investors – individuals with more than 1 domain under their belt – are up in arms, following the news that Verisign will have free rein to increase prices. During its upcoming six year contract renewal, a 7% increase per annum will be allowed, for four of […]

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#Neustar to acquire Verisign’s #Security Services Customer Contracts

Neustar, a DomainGang sponsor, has announced that they will acquire Verisign’s Security Services customer contracts, consisting of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection, Managed DNS, DNS Firewall and fee-based Recursive DNS services. According to a press release we received from Neustar, this acquisition is a testament to the company’s steadfast commitment to its customers; it also differentiates the […]

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#Verisign rolls out “STOP the Stop the Price Increase of .COM” #domain campaign

Verisign is going on the offensive, with a brand new, multi-million dollar campaign aimed at a Change.org petition. The new campaign by Verisign, managers of .com and .net domains, focuses on three solid business principles: Most domains in the world are .COM Profit is good, in a Capitalism-driven society You can always register a dot […]

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#Verisign Q2/2018 report : Attacks of the #DDoS kind

Verisign released its second quarter report for the current year (Q2/2018,) regarding Distributed Denial of Service (DDos) attacks and related trends. This report represents a view into the attack trends unfolding online, through the observations and insights derived from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack mitigations – data is extracted from the use of Verisign […]

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ICA : Petition to stop #Verisign from jacking up dot .COM #domain prices

Over the years, Verisign has made a ton of money from its exclusive contract  for .COM and .NET domains. Nothing wrong with a bit of a corporate revenue influx – for the Verisign stockholders and investors, at least. Many domain investors feel the pinch, however, every time Verisign increases the price of .COM and .NET […]

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#Verisign wishes “Happy 2018” to all #domain owners – with a price hike

Verisign, managers of the .com and .net TLDs, sends their warmest wishes for a happy new year to all domainers. Along with this beautiful message, arrives a price hike, to the tune of 10% for all .net domain names. The price increase will occur on February 1st, 2018. Thus, the base price registration, renewal, or […]

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Cyber-extortion and ransomware : Verisign publishes white paper

Verisign and its security division has published a white paper on ransomware and cyber-extortion, a prevalent source of Internet crime. The 12-page ebook covers the aspects of ransomware activity, a “nightmare scenario” and explains why standard protections alone are not enough. An excerpt below: Cyber extortion is an increasingly prevalent threat to today’s online-enabled businesses, […]

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