Verisign: Brands Are Keeping Their .Com: Don’t See Anybody Abandoning .Com for .Brand or Another TLD.”

In the Verisign earnings call yesterday the following question was asked by Fred Ziegel, Topeka Capital Markets. Fred Ziegel (Analyst - Topeka Capital Markets): "In your .brand customer base that you are working with, what's your sense of how they are thinking about it from the perspective of -- are they going to move from .com to .xyz or whatever? Or are they more thinking that this will be an … [Read more...]

Verisign Reports: Revenue up 4.9%: 133.5 Million Registered .Com/.Net Domains

 VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN),  the operator of the .com and .net registry reported financial results for the second quarter of 2015 reporting revenue of $263 million for the second quarter of 2015, up 4.9% from the same quarter in 2014. Verisign reported net income of $93 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.70 for the second quarter of 2015, compared to net income of $100 million and diluted … [Read more...]

Verisign Announces $30K Winner of #InternetOfficial Contest: KidsCookDinner.com

Verisign the registry for the .com registry has announced the Grand Prize Winner of it's #InternetOfficial contest. It’s KidsCookDinner.com, registered through Network Solutions. I was one of the five judges selected by Verisign to judge the contest however the Grand Prize winner was selected by the public. Here is the announcement: ""New York-based Kate K. submitted the most … [Read more...]

Verisign Domain Report: There Are Now 294 Million Domains As Of March 31, 2015

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), released its quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief today for the first quarter of 2015 6 million domain names were added to the Internet in the in Q1, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 294 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of March 31, 2015. The increase of six million domain names globally equates to a growth rate of … [Read more...]

Verisign Downgraded By Zacks Partially Based on the New gTLD Program

Zacks, a publication that tracks the stock market and covers many public companies has downgraded shares of Verisign to a sell,  partially based on the new gTLD program. ""We believe that gTLD prospects, international expansion through IDNs and investments in intellectual properties will boost results over the long run. "The negative impact of search engine adjustments on domain monetization … [Read more...]

Verisign Announces #InternetOfficial Month 3 Winners & Upcoming Grand Prize

Verisign has announced the winners of the #InternetOfficial contest for month 3. The month 3 winners are: delectablegarden.com GeorgiaWeddingCakes.com CancerSniff.com WarmEscapes.com BridesWithABudget.com Congratulations to the last 5 #InternetOffical winners! The Grand Prize round will launch on Friday, June 12 and end on Saturday, June 27th. Staring June 12th you can … [Read more...]

Tesla Is The 5th Top Keyword Registered In .Com in May

Verisign just published the top 10 keywords in registered in .COM and .NET for May and noticeably Tesla is sitting at number 5. Of course Tesla is a car maker and a trademarked term. So it seems very interesting that this term would be in the top 10 keyword registered domain names in .com for May The word "Option" led both the .com and the .net list pdf is another trademarked term by Adobe … [Read more...]