.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...]

.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...]