Forbes: Verisign Becomes #1 Most Shorted Stock in S&P 500

According to Forbes.com, Verisign Inc (NASD: VRSN) is now Most Shorted Stock in S&P 500 based on most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 10.15.2014 settlement date. According to nasdaq.com there are 19,441,435 shares of Verisign Stock being shorted as of 10.15.14 but more shares have been shorted in the past. 24,641,765 of Verisign were shorted back on … [Read more...]

Verisign Reports: .Com/Net Over 130 Million Domains; Revenue Up 4.7%; $1.5 Billion In The Bank

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported its results for the third quarter of 2014, reporting revenue of $255 millionup 4.7% from the same quarter in 2013. Verisign reported net income of $95 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.69 for the third quarter of 2014, compared to net income of $81 million and diluted EPS of $0.53 in the same quarter in 2013. The operating margin was … [Read more...]

Verisign Launches “Eureka” Campaign To Promote .Com/.Net Domains; Here the 1st Video

Verisign, the registry operator for .com, .net  announced today it was launching a new campaign to promote .Com and .Net domain names including a series of ""short, humorous videos this month" "As any aspiring entrepreneur knows, great business ideas can come from anywhere, at any time. The Verisign video spots are part of a new online campaign featuring that “eureka” moment that comes with an … [Read more...]

Verisign To Be The Premier Sponsor At TRAFFIC

According to an announcement out today, Verisign (Nasdaq-VSRN) the registry for .Com, .Net and .Tv will be the Premier Sponsor of T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 2014 conference which will be held at the Fontainebleau Hotel, October 30- November 2. Verisign will host the biggest Welcome Party since 2004 on Thursday, October 30th at the LaCote Restaurant overlooking beautiful Miami Beach. La Cote was named … [Read more...]

As Many As 5K .Com’s Taken Away By Sealed Court Order By Verisign Including Some Of Mine

Overnight I received a notice that several domain names I owned were transferred by a sealed court from Verisign without notice and of course without the court order. The domain names just were transferred by Verisign to another domain and are now listed for sale at another marketplace. Another domainer sent me an identical notice he received overnight on domain names he owned. The Domain … [Read more...]

Verisign Ranked #1 By Z-Score Which Predicts Companies Heading Into Serious Financial Distress”

USA Today.com, just covered something called The Altman Z-Score " a financial indicator that predicts when companies are careening toward serious financial distress, which the article says  is commonly used by investment professionals. "The Z-Score is a single number that summarizes the financial strength of companies in five dimensions. " "The Z-Score examines companies by sizing up working … [Read more...]

Trefis Research Says Verisign & .Com.Net Market Share Is At Risk From ccTLD’s

In an article from Trefis a stock analysis firm on Verisign out today cites ccTLD's not new gTLD's as the biggest threat to Verisign. "For the six months so far into fiscal year 2014, VeriSign reported revenues of approximately $499 million vs. $476 million during a similar period in 2013, indicating a 5% growth in its top line. Comparatively, sales growth from H1’12 to H1’13 was over 10%. The … [Read more...]