Verisign Announces .닷컴 and .닷넷 Domain Names Are Now Available for General Registration

Blog Moderator | Aug 30, 2016

Guest post from June Seo, Director, Verisign Naming Services Korea 

Today, Verisign is excited to announce that .닷컴 and .닷넷, the localized versions of the .com and .net top-level domains (TLDs) in Hangul script, are now open for the registration of domain names by the general public on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability and the applicable registry policies.* The General Registration Period for .닷컴 and .닷넷 began at 00:00:00 UTC on Aug. 30, 2016, following the Landrush Program Period.**

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Verisign Q2 2016 DDoS Trends: Layer 7 DDoS Attacks a Growing Trend

Blog Moderator | Aug 29, 2016
Verisign just released its Q2 2016 DDoS Trends Report, which provides a unique view into online distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack trends from mitigations enacted on behalf of customers of Verisign DDoS Protection Services and research conducted by Verisign iDefense Security Intelligence Services.

Every industry is at risk as DDoS attacks continue to increase in frequency, consistency and complexity. Comparing year-over-year attack activity, Verisign mitigated 75 percent more attacks in Q2 2016 than in Q2 2015. The largest attack mitigated by Verisign in Q2 2016 peaked at 250+ Gbps before settling in at 200+ Gbps for almost two hours.
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Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com & .Net Registrations in July

Blog Moderator | Aug 09, 2016

With more than 300 million domain names registered globally, there are numerous examples of trends reflected by domain name registrations. We have shown in the past that there is a correlation between domain name registrations and newsworthy and popular events, as well as anticipated trends.

Keeping in the spirit of the zeitgeist that .com and .net domain name registration trends can represent, Verisign publishes this monthly blog post series that identifies the top 10 trending .com and .net keywords registered in English during the preceding month.  

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

Top 10 Keywords Registered in July 2016

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Many .Com Domain Names with the Same Keywords as Premium New gTLDs Are Available for Registration

Blog Moderator | Jul 27, 2016
Guest post from Jeannie McPherson, domain evangelist and marketing expert for Verisign 

Earlier this month, Andrew Allemann wrote a post on notable NameJet sales in which he discusses the sale of PropertyRehab.com for $2,400 as “a perfect example of how wrong some domain registries are on their premium pricing.” He mentions that the registry operator for the .rehab new generic top-level domain (new gTLD), has marked property.rehab as a platinum domain name and asks: “Why would someone pay thousands (or tens of thousands) a year for Property.rehab when they could buy PropertyRehab.com for just $2,400?”

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Internet Grows to 326.4 Million Domain Names in the First Quarter of 2016

Blog Moderator | Jul 19, 2016

Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the internet grew by approximately 12 million domain names in the first quarter of 2016, and closed with a base of 326.4 million domain names across all top-level domains (TLDs). This is a 3.8 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2015.

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