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...]

Verisign Goes Rogue: New gTLD’s: “Registration Numbers on Par With .Co” & .Net is Like One

During ts earnings call today Verisign (VRSN) brushed away the new gTLD's saying "Gross registrations for new gTLD's are at 1.6 million which puts them on Par with .Co" Ouch Verisign's Representative went further to say that no one should build a conclusion on the new gTLD program until we go through a re-billing cycle (which we happen to Agree with) "I think what you saw in the second … [Read more...]

Verisign Reports: 128.9 Million .Com/.Net Domains; 57.2% Profit Margin & $1.5 Billion In the Bank

VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN), the registry for .Com and .Net reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2014 after the market closed today and lets face it .com and net growth are basically stalled. VeriSign, Inc. reported revenue of $250 million for the second quarter of 2014, up 4.6% from the same quarter in 2013. Verisign reported net income of $100 million and diluted earnings … [Read more...]

Verisign Downgraded By Wells Fargo: Growth Is Slowing Due To New gTLD’s & Could Get Worse

TheStreet.com is reporting that Wells Fargo analyst Gray Powell downgraded Verisign (VRSN) today writing: VeriSign's domain name growth appears to be falling a bit lower than the midpoint of second quarter expectations and competition from new gTLDs could be influencing overall growth to some degree. "The company is tracking toward about 400K domain name additions in the upcoming quarter, … [Read more...]

Shocking: Verisign Backed Study Shows 80% Of Small Businesses Prefer .Com over New gTLD’s

                                                                  The results of a survey of small- and medium-sized (SMB) business … [Read more...]

Verisign Reports: Revenue up 5%; There are 128.5 Million .Com & .Nets As of March 31

; VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2014, reporting revenue of $249 million for the first quarter of 2014, up 5% from the same quarter in 2013. Verisign reported net income of $94 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.64 for the first quarter of 2014, compared to net income of $85 million and diluted EPS of $0.52 in the same … [Read more...]

.Com Passes 113 Million Registrations

According to Verisign.com, the operator of the .Com registry the number of .Com domain names just broke the 113 Million mark for the first time. The official number at the last Verisign update was 113,002,815. According to ntldstats.com/tld the number of new gTLD registrations are over 332,000 … [Read more...]