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...]

For The 1st Time, There Are More Than 114 Million .Com Domain Names Registered

According to Verisign, (VRSN) which operates the .Com and .Net registry,  the number of .Com domain names passed the 114 Million mark for the first time in history today. The number of .Com domain names according to the Verisign Daily Zone Count is 114,017,341. Just a few days ago Verisign published the Domain Industry Brief for the 1st Quarter of 2014. According to the report, as of … [Read more...]

Verisign: Only 3% of New gTLD Domain Names Are Resolving To Business Websites

Verisign issued a report on new gTLD registrations through June 29, 2014, finding that 41% of all new gTLD registrations are parked and only 3% of New gTLD Domain Names Are resolving to Business Websites. Of course Verisign operates the .com and .net registries and have a lot  to lose in the new gTLD world, yet the numbers are the numbers. The report entitled Website Usage Analysis in the … [Read more...]

Verisign’s Domain Industry Brief: There are 276 Million Domain Names As Of End Of 1st Q

Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN), today published its Domain Name Industry Brief for the first quarter of 2014, and five million domain names were added to the Internet in the first quarter of 2014, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 276 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of March 31, 2014. The increase of five million domain names globally equates to a growth … [Read more...]