Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com & .Net Registrations in January

Blog Moderator | Feb 09, 2016

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .com and .net during the month of January 2016 are below. Any surprises?

Top 10 Keywords Registered in January 2016

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How to Choose a Cyber Threat Intelligence Provider

Josh Ray | Feb 04, 2016

Throughout the course of my career I’ve been blessed to work with some of the most talented folks in the security and cyber threat intelligence (CTI) mission space to create a variety of different capabilities in the public, private and commercial sectors. Before I came to lead the Verisign iDefense team about five years ago, I had to evaluate external cyber-intelligence vendors to complement and expand the enterprise capabilities of my former organization.  

Keep in mind that this was before the explosion of CTI in the marketplace and the myriad of different CTI vendors that have emerged over the past few years. The broader availability of CTI providers has made the task of understanding their capabilities and how their services address (or, more importantly, don’t address) an organization’s requirements more difficult. Essentially, CTI should help these organizations make better decisions and improve the overall security posture of their business. 

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Priority Access Program for Verisign's First IDN New gTLD, .コム

Blog Moderator | Jan 30, 2016

Guest post from Manish Dalal, Vice President, Verisign Naming Services Asia 

Verisign launched its first IDN new gTLD, .コム – the .com you know, now in Japanese – on Dec. 9, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. UTC. We recently submitted updated TLD Startup Information for .コム to ICANN, extending the end date for the .コム Sunrise Period from Jan. 31, 2016, to March 14, 2016, and shifting the dates of the subsequent registration periods. ICANN recently confirmed the following updated registration periods for the .コム TLD*: 

Sunrise Period: Dec. 9, 2015 – March 14, 2016

Priority Access Program Period: March 15 – May 15, 2016

Landrush Program Period: May 16 – June 12, 2016

General Registration Period: Start Date June 13, 2016

Trademark Claims Period: June 13 – Sept. 11, 2016

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Five Reasons Every Small Business Needs a Website

Blog Moderator | Jan 21, 2016

The 2015 holiday shopping season was a good one for businesses online. Thanks to strong sales from Black Friday and Cyber Monday,online retailers’ reported an increase in sales of 15 percent from the previous year with Cyber Monday proving to be the largest online sales day ever, netting $3.07 billion.

However, only 51 percent of small businesses have websites, despite the fact that 97 percent of consumers search for products and services online, according to figures released earlier from The SCORE Association (SCORE).

The disconnect between small companies and the growing number of consumers who vet brick-and-mortar businesses based on their online presence could be keeping entrepreneurs from millions of customers - and dollars. SCORE Vice President of Marketing Bridget Weston Pollack said, “If a company or a small business doesn’t have an online presence, they are missing a huge percentage of the population that could be shopping at their store.”

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Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com & .Net Registrations in December

Blog Moderator | Jan 12, 2016

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .com and .net during the month of December 2015 are below. Any surprises?

Top 10 Keywords Registered in December 2015
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