Verisign

Verisign

Trusted Provider of Internet Infrastructure Services
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As the global leader in domain names, Verisign powers the invisible navigation that takes people to where they want to go on the Internet. For more than 15 years, Verisign has operated the infrastructure for a portfolio of top-level domains that today include .com, .net, .tv, .edu, .gov, .jobs, .name and .cc, as well as two of the world's 13 Internet root servers. Verisign's product suite also includes Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection Services, iDefense Security Intelligence Services and Managed DNS.

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New from Verisign Labs - Measuring Privacy Disclosures in URL Query Strings

Andrew G. West, a Research Scientist in Verisign Labs, along with collaborator and U.S. Naval Academy professor Adam J. Aviv examined nearly 900 million user-submitted URLs to gauge the prevalence and severity of privacy leaks. more»

Verisign Named to the OTA's 2014 Online Trust Honor Roll

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA), a nonprofit organization that works collaboratively with industry leaders to enhance online trust, completed comprehensive evaluations of more than 800 sites and mobile applications by analyzing companies' data protection, security and privacy practices, including over two-dozen criteria. more»

Tips to Address New FFIEC DDoS Requirements

Recently, the FFIEC released statements that describe steps it expects financial institutions to take to address cyberattacks and highlight resources institutions can use to help mitigate the risks posed by such attacks. more»

Introducing getdns: a Modern, Extensible, Open Source API for the DNS

At The Next Web, getdns is one of the challenge APIs in a 36-hour Hack Battle. Multiple teams of application coding experts are using getdns to develop innovative applications that leverage the global security infrastructure available through DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC). more»

Internet Reaches 271 Million Domain Names in the Fourth Quarter of 2013

VeriSign, Inc. has announced five million domain names were added to the Internet in the fourth quarter of 2013, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 271 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of Dec. 31, 2013, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief. more»

Joining Forces to Advance Protection Against Growing Diversity of DDoS Attacks

At Verisign, we focus on protecting companies from increasingly complex cyber threats, and this relationship should only raise the bar higher, as it will provide a different, more integrated approach than what's used today, to help ensure faster and more efficient detection and mitigation. more»

Motivated to Solve Problems at Verisign

As the world keeps changing, so do the requirements for products and services and the ways to achieve them most effectively. Our researchers and engineers continue to innovate and adapt to those changes, while also anticipating the next ones. more»

Small Business: Extracting More From An Online Presence

Research undertaken recently on behalf of Verisign - the registry for .com and .net and network infrastructure operator for a variety of other domains - shows that smaller businesses are not getting all they can out of their Internet presence. more»

Diversity, Openness and vBSDcon 2013

Diversity is a central design principle of the Domain Name System; diversity is one reason the DNS industry in general, and Verisign in particular, doesn't do everything the same way and in the same place. more»

15 Facts About .net to Celebrate 15 Million Registrations

Recently, .net hit a major milestone when its zone surpassed 15 million .net domains registered globally, making it one of the most popular domain extensions on the Internet today. more»

Update on Verisign's IDN Implementation Plans

In 1996, the majority of end users were based in the U.S.; according to a 2012 Comscore report, the non-English speaking Internet population has grown to 87 percent, with more than 40 percent based in the Asia-Pacific region. more»

Verisign Announces US Department of Commerce Approval of Newly Revised .com Registry Agreement

VeriSign, Inc. today announced the U.S. Department of Commerce approved the renewal of Verisign's agreement with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to serve as the authoritative registry operator for the .com registry (the "2012 .com Registry Agreement") for the term commencing on Dec. 1, 2012 through Nov. 30, 2018 with certain new terms and conditions. more»

Verisign Issues Statement on .com Registry Agreement Renewal

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) today provided a statement on the pending review by the Department of Commerce of Verisign's .com Registry Agreement renewal with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to serve as the authoritative registry operator for the .com registry. more»

What's in a Name Server?

With the domain name space continuing to expand and new service providers entering the market, there has been a lot of discussion about the different types of DNS services available today. more»

Over 7 Million Domain Names Registered in Q2 2012, Total Domains Pass 240 Million Worldwide

The increase of 7.3 million domain names globally equates to a growth rate of 3.1 percent over the first quarter of 2012, and marks the sixth straight quarter with greater than two percent growth. more»

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Verisign iDefense for Its Innovative Security Intelligence Services

Based on its recent analysis of the vulnerability research market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Verisign iDefense with the 2012 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Differentiation Excellence. more»

Domain Name Registrations Pass 233 Million in the First Quarter Of 2012

More than seven million domain names were added to the Internet in the first quarter of 2012, bringing the total number of registered domain names to more than 233 million worldwide across all domains, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief, published by VeriSign, Inc. more»

ICANN Board Approves Renewal of .COM Registry Agreement

The U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) will now undertake a review of the renewal of the .com registry agreement under the terms of the Cooperative Agreement between the Department and Verisign. more»

Internet Grows to More Than 225 Million Domain Names in the Fourth Quarter of 2011

Nearly six million domain names were added to the Internet in the fourth quarter of 2011, bringing the total number of registered domain names to more than 225 million worldwide across all domains, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief, published by VeriSign, Inc. more»

Verisign to Award New Infrastructure Research Grants

VeriSign, Inc. today announced the expansion of a grant program designed to promote cutting-edge research into strengthening and improving the Internet's global infrastructure. This year's program will focus specifically on fostering infrastructure improvements that support safe and secure Internet access for users around the globe, especially in the developing world. more»

Verisign "Building a Better Internet" Symposium to Highlight Internet Leaders and Visionaries

The forum will spotlight how, after decades of exponential growth, the Internet infrastructure needs to be strengthened and fortified to support the needs of the next billion users. It will also look forward to the increasing complexity and internationalization of Internet-enabled technologies. more»

Internet Adds More Than Five Million Domain Names in Second Quarter

The increase of 5.2 million domain names marks a growth rate of 2.5 percent over the first quarter. Registrations have grown by more than 16.9 million, or 8.6 percent, since the second quarter of 2010. more»

RIGHT OF THE DOT and Verisign Enter into Marketing and Referral Arrangement for new gTLD Application

Under the arrangement, Verisign will refer gTLD applicants seeking premium domain consulting services to RIGHT OF THE DOT, and RIGHT OF THE DOT will refer clients requiring registration and resolution services for new gTLDs to Verisign. more»

Verisign Announces Increase in .COM/.NET Domain Name Fees

VeriSign, Inc., the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, today announced, effective Jan. 15, 2012, an increase in registry domain name fees for .com and .net, per its agreements with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). more»

Verisign Chosen to Operate .net Registry Through June 30, 2017

VeriSign, Inc., the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, today announced that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and Verisign have renewed Verisign's contract to serve as the authoritative registry operator for the .net registry for another six years. more»

Verisign on World IPv6 Day

Joining the likes of Cisco, Google, Yahoo, and other industry leaders, Verisign enables global IPv6 connectivity to its corporate website on June 8 - to mark World IPv6 Day - and thereafter, so that anyone with IPv6 Internet capabilities will be able to access the site. more»

Verisign's Matt Larson Wins 2011 InfoWorld Technology Leadership Award

VeriSign, Inc. today announced that Matt Larson, the company's vice president of DNS research and a well-known expert on the Domain Name System, has won an InfoWorld Technology Leadership Award for 2011. more»

Internet Adds 4.5 Million Domain Names in First Quarter of 2011

Four and a half million domain names were added to the Internet in the first three months of 2011, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief published by Verisign, Inc. The first quarter of 2011 closed with a base of more than 209.8 million domain name registrations across all Top Level Domains (TLDs), or a 2.2 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2010. more»

Verisign and Coalition for ICANN Transparency, Inc. ("CFIT") Resolve Litigation

Verisign, Inc., the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, announced today that it has entered into a Settlement Agreement and Mutual Release with the Coalition for ICANN Transparency, Inc. ("CFIT"), CFIT's members, and specified related parties that resolves the over five-year long CFIT litigation. more»

Businesses Lack Safeguards Against DDoS Attacks and DNS Failures, New Research Shows

A significant percentage of organizations are ill-equipped to prevent and respond to web infrastructure failures caused by distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and Domain Name System (DNS) failures, according to two new research studies commissioned by Verisign, Inc. more»

American Bankers Association and BITS Choose Verisign as Registry Operator for New Financial gTLDs

The American Bankers Association (ABA) and BITS, the technology policy division of The Financial Services Roundtable, are working to prepare the financial services industry for potential new financial generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) and have teamed with VeriSign, Inc. to serve as their exclusive registry operator. more»

Verisign Enhances Its Managed DNS Service With Full Support for DNSSEC Compliance and Geo Location

Verisign, Inc. today announced two significant enhancements to Verisign Managed DNS, a cloud-based hosting solution that helps improve the availability of Internet and network applications by delivering 100 percent DNS resolution for customers. more»

Verisign Achieves Critical DNSSEC Milestone by Deploying Security Extensions in .com TLD

Verisign, Inc. announced today that .com -- the Internet's largest domain with more than 90 million domain name registrations worldwide -- now supports DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC).
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New Verisign Uptime Bundle Combines DDoS Protection, Managed DNS and Threat Intelligence Services

VeriSign, Inc. today unveiled the Verisign Uptime Bundle, a new service bundle that combines protection from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks with Verisign's unparalleled Domain Name System (DNS) hosting, and threat intelligence services -- all in one competitively priced solution. more»

Verisign Announces Participation in World IPv6 Day

VeriSign, Inc. today announced the company will participate in the Internet Society's World IPv6 Day, a 24-hour global "test drive" of IPv6 on June 8, 2011; joining the likes of Cisco, Google, Yahoo, and other industry leaders. more»

Verisign Announces Winners of Grants Aimed at Strengthening Internet Infrastructure

Four universities have been chosen to receive grants of $75,000 each for their research teams to pursue projects aimed at strengthening Internet infrastructure. The grants are being awarded as part of a Verisign, Inc. program designed to promote and foster Internet innovation and in conjunction with the company's commemoration of 25 years of .com. more»

Internet Grows to More Than 205 Million Domain Names in Fourth Quarter of 2010

The fourth quarter of 2010 closed with a base of 205.3 million domain name registrations across all Top Level Domains (TLDs), or a 1.7 percent increase over the third quarter. Registrations have grown by 12.1 million, or 6.3 percent year over year. more»

Verisign Managed DNS Offers Hybrid of Unicast and Anycast Query Routing

As a cloud-based service leveraging this hybrid approach, Verisign Managed DNS helps optimize performance and reliability of domain name server queries and responses, while relieving companies of the cost and burden of maintaining their own DNS infrastructure. more»

Verisign Selected to Operate .gov Domain Name Registry

Following a competitive RFP and evaluation process, the GSA granted Verisign the authority to provide designated domain name registration services to federal, state and local governments operating sites under the .gov and fed.us domain names. more»

Verisign CEO to Serve on President Obama's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee

The NSTAC is composed of private sector CEOs and experts who advise the U.S. Government on matters likely to impact or threaten the operation and security of the telecommunications systems in the United States. The committee also provides recommendations directly to the President via an annual executive report. more»

Internet Infrastructure Leaders Join Movement of Companies Verifying Their Technology for DNSSEC

A trio of Internet infrastructure leaders joined a growing movement of companies testing their technologies with Verisign following a landmark achievement in Internet security. As Verisign has now deployed Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) in .net, Arbor Networks, Infoblox and RioRey, have completed testing of their technology solutions in the Verisign DNSSEC Interoperability Lab. more»

Real-World Testing Strengthens DNSSEC Implementation

With each new real-world test of DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC), technologists gain a better understanding of how to maximize the security benefits of DNSSEC while minimizing compatibility and implementation issues. As DNSSEC is deployed ever more broadly, this disciplined commitment to testing will be the key to ensuring that the technology achieves its full potential to strengthen trust and security in the DNS. more»

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