Two-Month Extension of Wholesale Restore Fee Waiver – UPDATED

This blog was initially published on May 28, 2020. In our July 23, 2020 earnings release the company stated that the wholesale restore fee waiver for expired domains would be extended through the end of 2020. Further information can be found here.

Two months ago we implemented a number of measures to respond to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic. These measures were designed to support the communities we serve and in which we are located, while maintaining our focus on providing secure, stable and resilient critical internet infrastructure.

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Verisign Will Waive Wholesale Restore Fee to Help Registrants Keep Their Domain Names During COVID-19 Crisis

Last week, we announced a number of actions we are taking to support our people and community during the global COVID-19 crisis. Today, we’re pleased to provide more detail about one of those actions, which, with the help of registrars, will make it easier for domain name registrants worldwide to keep their domain names in the midst of this crisis.

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How We’re Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis – UPDATED

This blog was initially published on March 25, 2020. In our July 23, 2020 earnings release the company stated that the freeze on registry prices for all of our top-level domains (TLDs), including .com and .net, would be extended through March 31, 2021. Further information can be found here.

As people around the world gather online to address the global challenges posed by COVID-19, we want to share some of the steps we have taken so far to support the communities we serve, while keeping our critical internet infrastructure running smoothly.

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Verisign Q4 2019 Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows To 362.3 Million Domain Name Registrations In The Fourth Quarter of 2019

Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the fourth quarter of 2019 closed with 362.3 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 2.4 million domain name registrations, or 0.7 percent, compared to the third quarter of 2019.1,2 Domain name registrations have grown by 13.5 million, or 3.9 percent, year over year.1,2

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Verisign Q3 2019 Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 359.8 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Third Quarter of 2019

Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the third quarter of 2019 closed with 359.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 5.1 million domain name registrations, or 1.4 percent, compared to the second quarter of 2019.1,2 Domain name registrations have grown by 17.4 million, or 5.1 percent, year over year.1,2

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NameStudio® API Enhancement Enables Registrars and Resellers to Drive Domain Name Registrations

We have made some exciting enhancements to the NameStudio API, including the launch of the Online Presence Endpoint (OPE) feature. The OPE feature allows for even more personalized domain name suggestions based on information users choose to share with registrars and resellers about their online presence, such as:

  • Marketplace store and business social media account names
  • Social network, website builder, e-commerce and video streaming platform URLs
  • Business categories (example: fashion, restaurant, professional services)
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Top 10 Trending Keywords in .com and .net Registrations in August 2019

With more than 300 million domain names registered globally, there are numerous examples of trending keywords reflected by domain name registrations. We have shown in the past that there is a correlation between domain name registrations and newsworthy and popular events, as well as anticipated trends.

Keeping in the spirit of the zeitgeist that .com and .net domain name registration trends can represent, Verisign publishes this monthly blog post series identifying the top 10 trending .com and .net keywords registered in English during the preceding month.

August 2019 Trending Keywords

Here are the top 10 trending keywords registered in August 2019. Any surprises?

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Verisign Q2 2019 Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 354.7 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Second Quarter of 2019

Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the second quarter of 2019 closed with 354.7 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs),  an increase of  2.9 million domain name registrations, or 0.8 percent, compared to the first quarter of 2019.1,2 Domain name registrations have grown by 14.9 million, or 4.4 percent, year over year.1,2

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Top 10 Trending Keywords in .com and .net Registrations in July 2019

With more than 300 million domain names registered globally, there are numerous examples of trending keywords reflected by domain name registrations. We have shown in the past that there is a correlation between domain name registrations and newsworthy and popular events, as well as anticipated trends.

Keeping in the spirit of the zeitgeist that .com and .net domain name registration trends can represent, Verisign publishes this monthly blog post series identifying the top 10 trending .com and .net keywords registered in English during the preceding month.

July 2019 Trending Keywords

Here are the top 10 trending keywords registered in July 2019. Any surprises?

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5 Simple Tips to Finding Your Perfect .com Domain Name (Plus 2 Bonus Ones!)

Finding your .com for your business is easier than you may think!

You want a .com domain name for your business, right? That’s really not surprising to hear, considering that marketing and branding experts agree that the .com top-level domain (TLD) is still the best to build your brand.1

Wonder why that is? For more than 30 years, .com has stood behind Fortune 500 companies, startups and businesses whose contributions have reshaped the way our world operates today. So, it’s not surprising that .com is one of the most  trusted and recognizable domain name extensions around the world.2

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