LinkedIn acquires

LinkedIn made their largest acquistion yet acquiring Tech Crunch covered the acquisition which coincided with LinkedIn reporting earnings on Thursday. From the article: Today, alongside a fourth quarter earnings report in which it beat Wall Street estimates yet again, LinkedIn announced its intentions to acquire data-savvy job search startup,, for $120 million. The … [Read more...]

On The Day New gTLD Picked Up 19,163 New Registrations, .Com Picked Up 37,782

Plenty of new and buzz was created yesterday when new gTLD's generated 19,163 new domain registrations led by .Guru However in all fairness we need to point out that the total number of new gTLD registrations on the 1st day of general availability was still just about 1/2 of the number of net new .Com registrations. According to while the total number of new gTLD … [Read more...] files for $100million IPO

Last week it was going public and soaring in its first day of trading and now another category killer .com, has filed to go public. When looking at both of these companies ".COM" is a part of the name, they are not Care Inc or Coupons Inc and use the .com extension. With all the talk lately of new gtlds and branding themselves it is important to note that .com started this … [Read more...]

Verisign: Rise In Value Of Bitcoin Causes Surge In .Com/.Net Domain Registrations: 22K In 2013

Verisign just published a blog on how the rising value of Bitcoin has led  to surge of .com and .net domain name registrations.   The value of a Bitcoin surged from roughly $13 at the beginning of 2013 to an eventual high of $1,137 at the end of November (The chart below, courtesy of Coinbase, documents the ebbs and flows of a Bitcoin’s value).       By doing … [Read more...]

Verisign: .Com Registrations Blow Past 112 Million Mark For The 1st Time

Verisign is reporting that the number of .Com domain names in the active zone file exceeded the 112,000,000 Mark for the first time. The number of .com domain name registrations in the active zone crossed the 112 Million number today January 16th, 2014 The number of .net domain names in the active zone file is down slightly but still well over the 15 million domain name mark.   … [Read more...]

Verisign Reports: 125.9 Million .Com/.Net Domains Registered Up 5% From Last Year

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), reported financial results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2013 reporting revenue of $244 million up 9% from the same quarter in 2012. Verisign reported net income of $81 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.53 for the third quarter of 2013, compared to net income of $78 million and diluted EPS of $0.47 in the same quarter in 2012. The … [Read more...]

Verisign Study: 9 out of 10 Small Business Prefer A .Com Domain For Company Website

Verisign released the results of a  global survey today that was conducted by Merrill Research of 1,050 small businesses (SMB) with an online presence, to get a better understanding of SMB’s sentiment around the benefits, barriers, and preferences for creating an online presence. The results of the survey found that in the U.S., 9 out of 10 small businesses with an online presence prefer a .com … [Read more...]