Verisign Announces Second Round of #InternetOfficial Contest First Prize Winners

To help celebrate National Small Business Week, today we’re excited to announce the second round of our #InternetOfficial contest First Prize Winners!

As we previously noted on our blog, up to 15 monthly First Prize Winners will receive $5,000 each, and are eligible to compete to win the #InternetOfficial contest grand prize of $30,000 (the First Prize Winners who submit a video will proceed to the final round for an opportunity to win the grand prize).

Our renowned panel of top industry experts and celebrity judges has determined the five best .com domain names entered into the #InternetOfficial contest during the second monthly entry period.

Joining our first round of First Prize Winners are:

  • Registered by Kate K. of New York, N.Y.
  • Registered by Michael S. of Wilton, Conn.
  • Registered by Terry S. of Port Charlotte, Fla.
  • Registered by Sarah G. of Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Registered by Alfred M. of Jacksonville, Fla.

Let’s take a moment to congratulate our winners for joining the more than 118 million domain names registered on .com!

Even though the entry period for our #InternetOfficial contest ended on April 30, you can still make your business idea “Internet Official” by registering your memorable, keyword-rich and original .com domain name.

Approximately half of the small businesses in the U.S. are already online, and there are millions of strong .com domain names available for registration by those that aren’t. With the total possible .com second-level domain names tallied at over 10 to the 98th power,  there is an extraordinary opportunity to get your .com.[1]

Still trying to decide which .com domain name you would like to register?  Check out domain name tips from our industry expert #InternetOfficial contest judges: domain expert Michael Berkens, small business expert Anita Campbell and branding expert Steve Manning.

Be sure to check back soon to find out which domain names will win the #InternetOfficial Contest third and final round of monthly First Prize Winners!

[1] Source: Q4’13 Domain Name Industry Brief, page 4.