.Com Domain Name Registrations Top 115 Million For The 1st Time

According to Verisign's zone file the number of .Com domain name registrations have topped 115 million, an all time high. As we have written the new gTLD program does not seem to be effecting the number of .Com registrations. Back just 7 weeks ago on September 19, we posted that the number of .com registrations had crossed the 114.6 million domain mark. Today in crossing the 115 million … [Read more...]

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...]