To Celebrate The 30th Anniversary Of .Com Verisign Is Giving Away Over $100K In Cash Prizes

2015 marks the 30th anniversary of .Com and I'm proud have been asked to  judge Verisign's  #InternetOfficial .Com Domain Name Contest which will be awarding over $100,000 in cash prizes. Here are some details: Make your idea #InternetOfficial. Come up with the most descriptive, memorable and original .COM domain name(s) you can imagine—and register it! Submit your registered .COM … [Read more...]

Verisign Reports 3Q 2014 Closed With 284 Million Domains Up 6.8%

Verisign issued its Domain Name Industry Brief for the Third Quarter of 2014. The third quarter of 2014 closed with a base of 284 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of four million domain names, or 1.6% over the second quarter of 2014. Registrations have grown by 18.1 million, or 6.8 percent, year over year. The base of country-code … [Read more...]

.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...]

Verisign Asks What’s Really New in the New gTLD Space? 16% Of New gTLD’s Are Not Registered In .Com

Verisign published a post on its blog yesterday entitled "What's Really New in the New gTLD Space" which was written by Andy Simpson The piece has some interesting stats and other information that are worth a look in the continuing .Com Vs. New gTLD debate that has been raging on CircleId in the past couple of weeks. Like all stats you can interpret them many ways. I think the most … [Read more...]

Verisign Asks: Are Domain Name Registrations An Indication Of The Value of Bitcoin?

Can the value of Bitcoin be predicted by looking at the number of  domain names registrations containing the term "Bitcoin"? In its blog post entitled  "Domain Registrations: Is Bitcoin Going Mainstream" Verisign says: "Earlier this year we used Bitcoin as an example of how domain registrations could be an effective gauge of interest in a particular subject. Our analysis demonstrated a clear … [Read more...]

Verisign: There Are Now 280 Million Domain Names; Up Over 7.2% From Last Year

Verisign published its Domain Industry Brief for the second quarter of 2014. As of June 30, 2014 there are now over 280 Million domain names across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of four million domain names, or 1.4% over the first quarter of 2014. Registrations have grown by 18.6 million, or 7.2 percent, year over year. The base of country-code top-level domains (ccTLDs) was … [Read more...]

Can Verisign Maintain Its Leadership Moving Forward ?

Trefis is a financial analysis site, they describe themselves as an interactive financial community structured around trends, forecasts and insights related to some of the most popular stocks in the US.  They wrote about Verisign yesterday and whether or not they can maintain their growth. They note that .com has built such a niche that it has been able to stand the test of competition, in … [Read more...]