Verisign Reports: Revenue up 4.7%; Profit Margin 55.9% & $1.4 Billion In The Bank

VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN), today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2014. Fourth Quarter GAAP Financial Results VeriSign, Inc. and subsidiaries ("Verisign") reported revenue of $256 million for the fourth quarter of 2014, up 4.2% from the same quarter in 2013. Verisign reported net income of $65 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.48 for the … [Read more...]

Meet Two More Judges Of The Verisign 30th Anniversary Contest #internetofficial

Last week I was introduced as one of three judges for the contest Verisign the .Com Registry is running to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of .Com in which they are giving away over $100,000 in cash. Over the last couple of days Verisign announced two other judges (celebrity judge still to be announced) and though I would publish their information so you can see who will be judging the … [Read more...]

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...]