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...]

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...]