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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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#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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