8 Tips to Find Your Perfect .Com Domain Name

So you’ve decided that you want a domain name, congrats!

Your first instinct is probably to register your domain name with a .com domain name extension. With nearly 30 years of top-tier news, entertainment and businesses associated with .com, it has become one of the most versatile, trusted and recognizable domain name extensions around the world. Every Fortune 500 company and many of the top startups have .com domain names. And domain and branding experts agree that a .com domain name is preferred over other domain names.

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Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com & .Net Registrations in September

With more than 300 million domain names registered globally, there are numerous examples of trends 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 that identifies the top 10 trending .com and .net keywords registered in English during the preceding month.

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .com and .net during the month of September 2016 are below. Any surprises?

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Why .Com is the Venture Capital Community’s Power Player

Article from Cara Hayes, Verisign director of digital marketing, previously published in WIRED.

The Venture Capital (VC) community is well aware of the value of a great domain name. In a recent essay, Paul Graham, venture capitalist and co-founder of the Y Combinator seed capital firm said, “The problem with not having the .com of your name is that it signals weakness.” It’s no wonder that 100 percent of the top 20 Y Combinator companies by valuation have the .com of their name.

Recent data shows that .com is the most popular domain extension for funded startups. That’s because its global recognition and unmatched security, stability and reliability lends instant credibility to brands associated with a .com domain name.

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Defending Against Layer 7 DDoS Attacks

Layer 7 attacks are some of the most difficult attacks to mitigate because they mimic normal user behavior and are harder to identify. The application layer (per the Open Systems Interconnection model) consists of protocols that focus on process-to-process communication across an IP network and is the only layer that directly interacts with the end user. A sophisticated Layer 7 DDoS attack may target specific areas of a website, making it even more difficult to separate from normal traffic. For example, a Layer 7 DDoS attack might target a website element (e.g., company logo or page graphic) to consume resources every time it is downloaded with the intent to exhaust the server. Additionally, some attackers may use Layer 7 DDoS attacks as diversionary tactics to steal information.

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Verisign Q2 2016 Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to Approximately 334.6 Million Domain Names in the Second Quarter of 2016

Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the internet grew by approximately 7.9 million domain name registrations in the second quarter of 2016, and closed with a base of 334.6 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs). This is a 2.4 percent increase over the first quarter of 2016.

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Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com & .Net Registrations in August

With more than 300 million domain names registered globally, there are numerous examples of trends 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 that identifies the top 10 trending .com and .net keywords registered in English during the preceding month.

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .com and .net during the month of August 2016 are below. Any surprises?

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Increasing the Strength of the Zone Signing Key for the Root Zone, Part II

A few months ago I published a blog post about Verisign’s plans to increase the strength of the Zone Signing Key (ZSK) for the root zone. I’m pleased to provide this update that we have started the process to pre-publish a 2048-bit ZSK in the root zone for the first time on Sept. 20. Following that, we will publish root zones with the larger key on Oct. 1, 2016.

To help understand how we arrived at this point, let’s take a look back.

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Verisign Announces .닷컴 and .닷넷 Domain Names Are Now Available for General Registration

Guest post from June Seo, Director, Verisign Naming Services Korea 

Today, Verisign is excited to announce that .닷컴 and .닷넷, the localized versions of the .com and .net top-level domains (TLDs) in Hangul script, are now open for the registration of domain names by the general public on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability and the applicable registry policies.* The General Registration Period for .닷컴 and .닷넷 began at 00:00:00 UTC on Aug. 30, 2016, following the Landrush Program Period.**

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Verisign Q2 2016 DDoS Trends: Layer 7 DDoS Attacks a Growing Trend

Verisign just released its Q2 2016 DDoS Trends Report, which provides a unique view into online distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack trends from mitigations enacted on behalf of customers of Verisign DDoS Protection Services and research conducted by Verisign iDefense Security Intelligence Services.

Every industry is at risk as DDoS attacks continue to increase in frequency, consistency and complexity. Comparing year-over-year attack activity, Verisign mitigated 75 percent more attacks in Q2 2016 than in Q2 2015. The largest attack mitigated by Verisign in Q2 2016 peaked at 250+ Gbps before settling in at 200+ Gbps for almost two hours.

Verisign also observed a growing trend of low-volume application layer, or Layer 7, attacks that probe for vulnerabilities in application code and exploit HTTP/S field headers within request packets to disable applications. These attacks were frequently coupled with high-volume UDP flood attacks to distract the victim from the Layer 7 attack component, often requiring multiple and advanced filtering techniques.

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Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com & .Net Registrations in July

With more than 300 million domain names registered globally, there are numerous examples of trends 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 that identifies the top 10 trending .com and .net keywords registered in English during the preceding month.

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .com and .net during the month of July 2016 are below. Any surprises?

Top 10 Keywords Registered in July 2016
Top 10 Keywords Registered in July 2016

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