VeriSign, Inc. announced two million domain names were added to the Internet in the second quarter of 2015, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 296 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of June 30, 2015, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief.
The increase of two million domain names globally equates to a growth rate of 0.8 percent over the first quarter of 2015. Worldwide registrations have grown by 16.4 million, or 5.9 percent, year over year.
The .com and .net TLDs experienced aggregate growth Continue reading
.Net domain name wholesale price goes up again on February 1st, 2015. That means you have a few days to renew your .net domain names for 1 to 10 years so you can save a few $.
Verisign announced an increase in the annual fee for a .net domain name registration from $6.18 to $6.79, per its agreement with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Continue reading
Back in October, Nominet, the .uk registry, named its new Chief Executive Officer that is Russell Haworth. Russell joined Nominet today as its CEO..
Nominet said in the announcement that "Russell will lead the organisation as it develops its core registry business, explores the potential of new technologies, and delivers on its commitment to ensuring the internet is a force for good."
He will lead the organization as it Continue reading
An Education Advisory Committee recommended that Kids.us should remain suspended. The Kids.us Education Advisory Committee was convened in April 2014 to consider the ongoing suspension of the kids.us third-level namespace, as well as to contemplate future initiatives and principles through which Neustar, the .us registry, can advance positive and educational experiences for kids within the usTLD more broadly. Continue reading
Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain, unveiled “OnGood” – the new brand identity for the upcoming .ngo & .ong domains and their accompanying suite of services. Set to launch in early 2015, OnGood is an online community designed with and for NGOs and nonprofits worldwide, providing them with a suite of online Continue reading
Minds + Machines and the registrar Hexonet mistakenly priced a lot of premium domains and those domains were sold at cheap standard prices.
The problem affects domains registered in the past 2 months such as live.rodeo and aqua.surf. So next year the registrant of live.rodeo will have to pay $2,800 for the domain name renewal and not the $25 that he paid to register the domain.
A domainer that registered 50 of those domains was quoted renewal prices of up to Continue reading
Verisign, the registry operator for .com, .net and other domain names, is releasing a series of short, humorous videos this month promoting .com and .net domain names
You can see the first 2 videos, Cake in a Club and Fish on a Bus here.
Verisign released 2 new videos from the "Make Your Idea Official" campaign Continue reading
Minds + Machines Group Limited provided an update today on its top-level domain launches. Minds + Machines seems to be satisfied with the revenue from its 10 New gTLDs so far but not with the raw domain name registration numbers.
Update on existing top-level domains
During this September, ten domains within MMX’s portfolio were launched - .bayern, .beer, .cooking, .country, Continue reading
Nominet, the .uk registry, named its new Chief Executive Officer that is Russell Haworth. Russell will join Nominet in January 2015.
Nominet said in the announcement that "Russell will lead the organisation as it develops its core registry business, explores the potential of new technologies, and delivers on its Continue reading
VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), today reported financial and business results for the third quarter of 2014, including stats on .com and .net domain names that are on the rise.
Third Quarter GAAP Financial Results
VeriSign, Inc. and subsidiaries ("Verisign") reported revenue of $255 million for the third quarter of 2014, up 4.7 percent from the same quarter in 2013. Verisign reported net income of $95 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.69 for the third quarter of 2014, compared to net income of $81 million and diluted EPS of $0.53 in the same quarter in 2013. The Continue reading