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Update: GoDaddy says service is completely restored, and that the outage was not the result of a hack. Full statement here. On Monday, GoDaddy experienced a major outage, and a a result, many sites went down. Many users and businesses had a lot of complaints, as you can imagine. The company has not confirmed the reason for the outage, but …
ICANN, or the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, entered into the .com Registry Agreement between themselves and Verisign in 2006. This allowed Verisign to operate the .com top-level domain for a number of years. If allowed to go forward, Versign would be in charge of .com domains once again for years to come. In the spirit of transparency, …
The Internet added 24 million new domain names in 2008, according to the fourth quarter 2008 Domain Name Industry Brief by VeriSign.
The year ended with a total of 177 million domain name registrations across all of the Top Level Domains (TLDs). This represents 16 percent growth over the previous year. In the fourth quarter, more than 10.1 million new domain names were registered across all TLDs.
The five largest TLDs in terms of size were .com, .cn (China), .de (Germany), .net, and .org.
A proper track car doesn’t have any unnecessary parts, and to a proper car guy, that means no back seats, no interior trim, and no spare tire. VeriSign is apparently also against the idea of dead weight, as the corporation has announced its plans to divest several businesses.
This won’t cause the end of the world, and it probably won’t even drive anyone out of business, but VeriSign is set to raise domain prices by 7-10%. More ominous is the possibility that the prices will, from this point on, continue to increase on a yearly basis. Oh, well – at least the company is being upfront about it.
News Corp. and VeriSign announced this week their plans to form the world’s largest provider of mobile entertainment. News Corp. will pay approximately $188 million for a controlling interest in VeriSign’s wholly-owned Jamba subsidiary and will combine it with Fox Mobile Entertainment assets.
For eBay auction bidders tired of losing out to last-minute snipers whilst running errands (or whatever may pull your attention from the computer), VeriSign and eBay announced an agreement to deliver mobile alerts via SMS from VeriSign’s Intelligent Messaging Network (VIMN).
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the US Dept. of Commerce backed overseer of the Internet has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought on by VeriSign, the governor of all things .com and .net, over ICANN’s interference with VeriSign’s controversial Site Finder.
VeriSign today announced immediate availability of new services that make global roaming easier for wireless operators and their subscribers.
VeriSign is reconsidering its “Site Finder” search service, the Washington Post reports.
Today, VeriSign plans to unveil a program that would offer digital identities to children. VeriSign already plays a huge role on the Internet as it is the leading provider of infrastructure services and is responsible for managing the dot-com and dot-net domains. The California-based company has also recently been a source of controversy due to recent criticism of its “Site Finder” search service, which makes money off online users’ typing mistakes.