.Net’s Fall Below 15 Million Registrations

The number of domain names in the .Net zone file fell below 15 Million as of the last update by Verisign There are now officially 14,998,816 .Net domain registered. .Net first passed the 15 million mark in August 2013. At the end of the first quarter of 2014 (March 31st 2014) there were around 15.2 million registrations according to Verisign. However the reduction in .Net domains which … [Read more...]

1st Day New gTLD Totals .immo 5,274; .Business 3,292; .Software 3,068; .Network 3,055; .Pizza 1,272; .Auction 1,056

6 New gTLD's went into their first day of General Availability (GA) yesterday where they could be registered on a first come, first served basis. Including all domain names registered during the Sunrise Period by trademark holders and in the Early Access Period (EAP) for those who were willing to pay a one time fee for early access more than 17,000 domain names were registered across the six … [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 RegistrarStats.com while the total number of new gTLD … [Read more...]

Start up Defense.net Covered on Tech Crunch

Its not everyday you see a start up built on a .net, I usually see more built on a .co or .me.  Defense.net is a start up focused on DDOS mitigation services. The company got a write up this morning on Tech Crunch. According to Crunchbase the company has raised $9.5 million. Domain wise the domain looks to have been owned by Marchex who sold the domain to the guys from Original.com in November of … [Read more...]

SlideShare.net voted #1 in the .NET100

Verisign and Entrepreneur put together .Net100 and apparently the votes are in for the top ranked .net sites on the Internet. Coming in at number 1 was SlideShare.net. The site has an Alexa ranking of 118 and is a very popular resource for those looking to create slideshow presentations. Welcome to the .Net100 - a ranking that measures the top sites on the web with the .net domain extension. … [Read more...]

ABC/Univision Launch New TV Network Tonight & Goes With a Net: Fusion.net Instead of Fusion.tv For Its Site

A new television network is launching tonight in the United States, Fusion Network, a joint venture between ABC/Disney and Univision. According to  Wilkipedia.org Fusion is an  24-hour news, lifestyle and entertainment channel aimed at English-speaking Millenial's and combines the resources of ABC News and Univision. "Fusion is based in a converted studio facility outside Miami." On the … [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...]