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Verisign Q1 2020 Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 366.8 Million Domains in Q1 of 2020

Verisign today released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the first quarter of 2020 closed with 366.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 4.5 million domain name registrations, or 1.2 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2019. Domain name registrations have grown by 14.9 million, or 4.2 percent, year over year. more

Two-Month Extension of Wholesale Restore Fee Waiver

Two months ago we implemented a number of measures to respond to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic. These measures were designed to support the communities we serve and in which we are located, while maintaining our focus on providing secure, stable and resilient critical internet infrastructure. more

Radix Temporarily Waives Off Domain Restoration Fee

In an effort to reduce customer burden on domain-related spending during current market conditions, we are supporting a temporary waiver on the Restore Fee for all Radix TLDs. This waiver is in effect from Tuesday, April 14th, 2020. more

Combating COVID-19 Cybercrime – What Internet Infrastructure Providers Like Afilias Are Doing

The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has been fertile ground for scams and misinformation. Social platforms have been in the news for their efforts to protect users from such problems. What are Internet infrastructure providers like Afilias doing to keep spammers, phishers and other criminals from preying on Internet users? more

Verisign Q4 2019 Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 362.3 Million Domains in Q4 of 2019

Verisign today released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the fourth quarter of 2019 closed with 362.3 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 2.4 million domain name registrations, or 0.7 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2019. Domain name registrations have grown by 13.5 million, or 3.9 percent, year over year. more

Radix Reports Over 54% Growth in Profit for 2019, Revenue Grows by Over 26%

Radix, one of the world's largest nTLD portfolio registries, announced today that it grossed over $21M in total revenue in 2019, a 26% rise over its revenue in 2018. more

.bank and .insurance Join the Neustar Family

Neustar is pleased to announce that it is now the Registry Service Provider (RSP) for the .bank and .insurance Top-Level Domains (TLDs). Operated by fTLD Registry Services, LLC, a coalition of banks, insurance companies and financial services trade associations from around the world, .bank and .insurance are "restricted TLDs" that were created to provide additional levels of trust, verification and security to the highly regulated banking and insurance industries. more

Radix Reports $3M Revenue from Premium Domains in 2019

Radix has published its premium report data for the second half of 2019. Domain name 'clean.tech' is reported as the highest one time sale in this period at $30,000 via SEDO. more

Neustar Providing Growth, Security and Performance to .vu ccTLD After Successful Registry Transition

Following several months of hard work and preparation between Neustar and The Office of the Vanuatu Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR), we are excited to announce the successful migration of the .vu ccTLD onto Neustar's Registry platform. more

Verisign Q3 2019 Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 359.8 Million Domains in Q3 of 2019

Verisign today released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the third quarter of 2019 closed with 359.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 5.1 million domain name registrations, or 1.4 percent, compared to the second quarter of 2019. more