Friday, April 26, 2013

Verisign Adds 1.99 Million Domains In 1rst Quarter

 .COM Registry Verisign Adds 1.99 Million Domains

Verisign Registers 1.99 Million New Domains
Verisign, the .COM registry added a combined 1.99 million domain names in .com and .net. This increased the total to 123.1 million active domain names and .net domains — a 5.5 percent increase year over year. This is an increase over Q4 2012 when it added only 1.25 million names.  In the 1rst Quarter of 2012 it added 2.86 million domains to it's inventory.

Verisign registered 8.8 million new domains in the quarter, down from 8.9 million in the same quarter last year but up from 8.0 million in Q4.  They reported $236 million revenue for the quarter, which is up 15% from the same quarter last year. GAAP net income was $85 million for the quarter.

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