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Verisign, a global leader in domain names and Internet security, enables Internet navigation for many of the world's most recognized domain names and provides protection for websites and enterprises around the world. Verisign ensures the security, stability and resiliency of key Internet infrastructure and services, including the .com and .net domains and two of the Internet's root servers, as well as performs the root-zone maintainer functions for the core of the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS). Verisign's Network Intelligence and Availability services include intelligence-driven Distributed Denial of Service Protection, iDefense Security Intelligence and Managed DNS. To learn more about what it means to be Powered by Verisign, please visit

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Verisign Mitigates More Attack Activity in Q3 2015 Than Any Other Quarter During Last Two Years

As part of our efforts to support National Cyber Security Awareness Month by sharing the latest cybersecurity research, Verisign released its Q3 2015 DDoS Trends Report, which represents a unique view into attack trends unfolding online for the previous quarter. more»

Protect Your Privacy - Opt Out of Public DNS Data Collection

We've all seen the check boxes. They're hidden at the bottom of webpages. You can't ignore them, but sometimes you forget they are there. They offer to send you deals and coupons. Some even offer to connect you with their partners for similar benefits. Do you check the box? more»

Verisign & Forrester Webinar: Defending Against Cyber Threats in Complex Hybrid-Cloud Environments

Attend to learn some of the new tools and techniques to secure availability of applications in hybrid-cloud environments. more»

Introducing Verisign Public DNS: A Free Recursive DNS Service That Respects Your Privacy

If you are one of the 55 percent of individuals who are anxious about openly handing over your private information, what can you do? The first step is to determine your digital footprint. more»

Faster DDoS Mitigation - Introducing Verisign OpenHybrid Customer Activated Mitigation

In the recently published Forrester WAVE: DDoS Service Providers, Q3 2015 report, Forrester notes the importance of a hybrid approach to distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection. more»

Internet Grows to 296 Million Domain Names in Q2 2015

We have released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the Internet grew by two million domain names in the second quarter of 2015, and closed with a base of 296 million domain names across all top-level domains (TLDs). more»

Verisign's Q2'15 DDoS Trends: DDoS for Bitcoin Increasingly Targets Financial Industry

Verisign just released its Q2 2015 DDoS Trends Report, which provides a unique view into online distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack trends from mitigations enacted on behalf of, and in cooperation with, customers of Verisign DDoS Protection Services and research conducted by Verisign iDefense Security Intelligence Services. more»

Protect Your Network From BYOD Malware Threats With The Verisign DNS Firewall

Of the many options to manage BYOD on the network, IT organizations tend to choose one of the following two approaches: they either enact a policy prohibiting the use of BYODs, or install local clients on each device to track and monitor BYOD behavior. Each of these approaches comes with its own pros and cons. more»

Announcing Verisign IntelGraph: Unprecedented Context for Cybersecurity Intelligence

With significant data breaches making headlines over the last six months, most notably the U.S. Government's Office of Personnel Management (OPM), organizations managing critical networks and data are watching their worst nightmares play out on a public stage. more»

Introducing the Verisign DNS Firewall

Verisign DNS Firewall is an easy-to-configure, cost effective managed cloud-based service that offers robust protection from unwanted content, malware and advanced persistent threats (APTs), delivered with the ability to customize filtering to suit an organization's unique needs. more»

Verisign Named to the Online Trust Alliance's 2015 Honor Roll

Verisign is excited to announce that we made the Online Trust Alliance's (OTA) 2015 Honor Roll for showing a commitment to best practices in security, privacy and consumer protection. This is the third consecutive year that Verisign has received this honor. more»

3 Key Steps for SMBs to Protect Their Website and Critical Internet Services

The National Small Business Association (NBSA) recently released a report revealing that half of all small businesses have been the victim of a cyber-attack -- and the cost of dealing with these attacks has skyrocketed to $20,752 per attack. more»

Key Considerations for Selecting a Managed DNS Provider

I spend a lot of time talking with customers about how they choose their managed DNS provider. In listening to their stories over the years, I have noticed that many of them use similar (if not identical) criteria to make this very important decision. more»

Verisign Mitigates More DDoS Attacks in Q1 2015 than Any Quarter in 2014

Verisign has just released its Q1 2015 DDoS Trends Report, providing a unique view into the online distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack trends from mitigations on behalf of, and in cooperation with, customers of Verisign DDoS Protection Services, and the security research of iDefense Security Intelligence Services. more»

Verisign OpenHybrid for Corero and Amazon Web Services Now Available

By integrating intelligence from a customer's existing security defenses, Verisign OpenHybrid™ provides timely detection and restoration of services in the event of an attack, while providing increased visibility of DDoS threats across multiple environments such as private datacenters and public clouds. more»

Public Sector Experiences Largest Increase in DDoS Attacks (Verisign's Q4 2014 DDoS Trends)

Verisign has released its Q4 2014 DDoS Trends Report providing a unique view into DDoS attack trends from mitigations on behalf of, and in cooperation with, customers of Verisign DDoS Protection Services, and the security research of iDefense Security Intelligence Services. more»

Help Ensure the Availability and Security of Your Enterprise DNS with Verisign Recursive DNS

This new cloud-based recursive DNS service leverages Verisign's global, securely managed DNS infrastructure to offer the performance, reliability and security that enterprises demand when securing their internal networks and that communications safely and securely reach their intended destinations. more»

Verisign iDefense 2015 Cyber-Threats and Trends

Here is an overview of the key cyber security trends we expect to see in 2015. The majority of this year's threats and trends reflect research on iDefense's core focus areas of cyber-crime, cyber espionage and hacktivism. more»

Verisign Launches New Monthly Blog Series: Top 10 Keywords Registered in .COM and .NET

With more than 220 million domain names registered globally, there are numerous examples of trends reflected by domain name registrations. more»

Verisign Celebrates .com's 30th Anniversary, Launches Domain Name Contest

Verisign is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the .com top-level-domain by launching a contest called "Internet Official" (#InternetOfficial). more»

What's in Your Attack Surface?

The concept of "attack surface" has been batted around in the security community for a long time. At a high-level, we all get the gist of it: the more exposed a system is to attackers (attack surface) the more risk it is probably exposing to those who depend on it, but what does that mean? more»

Join Paul Vixie & Robert Edmonds at the Upcoming Distinguished Speaker Series

Verisign Labs Distinguished Speaker Series is a quarterly forum to bring together members of the technical community to network and listen to distinguished speakers about issues related to internet technology. more»

Q3 2014 DDoS Trends: Attacks Exceeding 10 Gbps on the Rise

Verisign just released its Q3 2014 DDoS Trends Report, which details observations and insights derived from distributed denial of service attack mitigations enacted on behalf of, and in cooperation with, customers of Verisign DDoS Protection Services from July through September of this year. more»

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»

Introducing the Verisign Quarterly DDoS Trends Report

Today, I am very pleased to announce that Verisign is making its inaugural quarterly distributed denial of service (DDoS) trends report available. As the registry for .com and .net and a leading DDoS protection services provider, we have a unique view into online attack trends that enables us to collect attack statistics and behavioral trends that help inform the future outlook for Internet cyber security. 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»

Is Your Organization Prepared for a Cyberattack?

Infamous heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson once said "everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face." As any organization that has faced a cyber attack will tell you, it is a lot like getting punched in the face, and if you're not ready, you might get knocked out. You've likely read recent headlines of major retailers, financial institutions, and now even universities, being hit with data breaches. As some of them have learned the hard way, it's not a question of if your organization will be attacked; it's a question of when. 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»

Tips to Protect eCommerce Website Availability and Security During the Holidays

With the holiday shopping season quickly approaching, Internet retailers are gearing up for an onslaught of Web traffic - which is great, as long as they have the right measures in place to keep their customers safe and satisfied. Even one hour of downtime due to a website outage or a malicious attack can have significant impact on a retailer's reputation and revenue, especially during the holidays, a time which the National Retail Federation says can add up to 40 percent of an online retailer's annual revenue. 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»

5 Steps to Prepare for a DDOS Attack

As more people are realizing that in today's cyber climate Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are a matter of when, not if, the most common question I get asked is "What can I do to prepare?" I like to break it down into 5 key steps enterprises can take now to be prepared for a future attack... It would take a book to cover all of these topics in depth. Hopefully this will at least give you, some things to think about and plan for with your DDoS mitigation strategy. 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).

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 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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