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July, 2010

  • 9 July

    Could VeriSign lose its .com monopoly?

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Verisign’s appeal today to overturn a previous ruling stating that the company cannot have a monopoly on the .com TLD. This stems from a lawsuit filed by the Coalition for ICANN Transparency (CFIT) against the firm for its no-bid contract with ICANN. …

  • 6 July

    VeriSign launches How Do You .com? contest

    Verisign, operator of the .com gTLD has launched the How Do You .com? contest inviting .com owners to submit videos or essays about how the domain has changed their lives. What’s at stake here? Contestants have the chance to win one of ten iPads, $2500, $5,000 or $10,000. The video …

June, 2010

  • 28 June

    Renew your domains before July 1 to avoid the VeriSign price hike

    On July 1, gTLD operator VeriSign will increase the prices its charges registrars for .com domains by 7% and .net by 10%. Registrars will pass this cost onto customers, but not until July 1. Domainers have three days left (including today) to renew their domains and lock in the current …

  • 4 June

    Verisign raises domain prices, gets $27 million extra

    Verisign has informed its registrars that the wholesale prices of .com and .net domains will be going up as of July 1st, so if you’re in the market to be purchasing a domain name, get ready to pay more. Verisign has stated that .com domains will increase by 7% and …

  • 1 June

    From AOL to YouTube: Verisign celebrates 25 years of .com and the internet

    VeriSign has announced a “.com 25″ list of some of the most important websites, and their creators, the world has seen in 25 years of the internet. The honorees were selected by a panel of Silicon Valley elites and includes names such as Pierre Omidyar of eBay, who was also …

May, 2010

  • 19 May

    Whew… VeriSign changes its mind about domain exchange service

    Last month, our beloved VeriSign sent a request to ICANN requesting permission to launch a domain exchange service. The system would allow host-registrars to get a partial refund on the domains of canceled customers, essentially letting the company register names for as little as 30 days at a time. Thankfully, …

  • 19 May

    Symantec agrees to buy part of Verisign

    According to the New York Times, security firm Symantec is on the verge of closing a deal with VeriSign’s authentication services unit for $1.3 billion USD. The unit made up nearly have of VeriSign’s $1.03 billion sales revenue last year. VeriSign wants to get out of the authentication business in …

  • 4 May

    Prices on .com and .net domains to increase

    VeriSign, a company which provides .com and .net registration services to all registrars, has announced that it will increase .com prices by 7% and .net by 10%. Because the prices paid by registrars will go up, the added cost will be passed on to you and me. The new prices …

April, 2010

  • 6 April

    VeriSign makes proposal for domain exchange service

    Domain giant VeriSign sent a request to ICANN this week seeking approval to launch a domain exchange service designed for registrars who bundle domains with hosting packages. As of right now, the company is only looking to do this on the .net TLD. The proposed plan would let hosts “swap …

March, 2010

  • 12 March

    Verisign to spend $300 million on tech upgrades

    One of the most well-known Internet companies, Verisign is planning a major upgrade. After the upgrades, Verisign’s hardware will be capable of handling 4 quadrillion requests per day from computers trying to access .com and .net top-level domains (TLD) for which Verisign is responsible. According to ken Silva, the Internet …