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ICANN Publishes New .COM/.NET Registry Agreements With 7% Annual Increases

ICANN have published the proposed new registry agreement with Verisign for the .COM and .NET TLDs. The main issue on everyone’s minds when this agreement is renewed is price. The new agreement sees a maximum price per .COM and .NET domain payable to ICANN for registry services, which will increase to $7.85 per domain, from the $6 per domain name as of 2006, as of 31 December 2012, and then a maximum of a seven per cent increase per year afterwards for the life of the agreement. Six months notice to ICANN is required for any fee increase.The new agreement for both .COM and .NET will also see the registry fee replaced with a lump sum quarterly fee based on an additional $0.25 per transaction in the TLD instead of a one-time lump sum payment of, in the case of .COM, $625,000. ICANN Notes this is a substantial increase in Verisign’s contribution.In Verisign’s current agreement with ICANN (Section 4.2), it specifies that the pricing and renewal provisions (among others) are not subject to change through the agreement renewal process. If the .com pricing provisions were to be changed to be similar to the other large gTLDs then that would most likely allow Verisign to raise prices by 10% per year in each of the six years of the agreement, as in the .biz, .info, .net, and .org agreements.The agreement is a 22 page document and also includes a number of other provisions including:

  • support for IPv6 and DNSSEC
  • publication of registry abuse contact information
  • to periodically negotiate in good faith regarding implementation of new escrow, Whois and technical specifications
  • compliance with IDNA and IDN guidelines
  • allow ICANN to use multiple monitoring locations for DNS and to monitor TCP queries.

There are also a number of changes to bring the registry agreement for .COM and .NET into line with other registry agreements in addition to the $0.25 fee per domain such as requiring the registry operator to implement ICANN ordered registrar suspensions to facilitate ICANN’s contractual compliance efforts. Another new provision allows the registry operator to temporarily prevent the registration of one or more names in the TLD in order to respond to an imminent threat to the security and/or stability of the TLD or the internet.The agreement also clarifies that the use of traffic data would be limited to “thin” registry model data even if registry were to follow the “thick” registry model as well as clarification that prohibition on “SiteFinder” or other universal wildcard functions does not prohibit provision of name service or any other non-registry service for a domain or zone used for other than registration services and broad indemnification rights in favour of ICANN.There will also be no requirement in the new agreement for Verisign to comply with the rights protection mechanisms (RPMs) developed for new gTLDs: Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS), Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution Process (PDDRP), and the Trademark Clearinghouse.There are six documents posted for public comment with more information and links at www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-27mar12-en.htm. Public comment is open until 26 April and the new agreements will be considered by the ICANN Board after public comment. Public comments will be posted at www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/com-renewal-27mar12-en.htm.

Verisign Announces Strong Growth As .COM Passes 100m Registrations

Total registrations of .COM and .NET domain names increased to 113.8 million at the end of 2011 representing an eight per cent increase year-on-year Verisign announced. The company also announced the total number of .COM and .NET registrations increased by 7.9 million registrations in the final quarter of 2011.While Verisign does not report separate registration figures for .COM and .NET, Domain Tools announced they believe there are now well over 100 million .COM registrations.In their announcement, DomainTools said:
“Verisign publishes a daily ‘zone file’ of registered .com domain names with their associated nameservers. Yesterday the zone file listed 99,837548 .COM domain names and that number has been growing by an average of about 22,000 net new .com domain names per day so far in 2012. But there are two general categories of domain names that exist but are not listed in the zone files.”DomainTools describes the two categories as thus:
“The first category is well known, at least to people who work in and around the domain industry: domains in the Redemption or Pending Delete periods. Each day tens of thousands of .com domain names hit their renewal date. There are currently 2.1 million .com domain names in either Redemption or Pending Delete status.”The second category is much less well known, a category DomainTools refers to as ‘dark domains’. Domain names that exist, but are not pointed to nameservers, are not listed in the zone file and therefore not counted by most sites that track domain registration data. An example of such a domain is Spectrum.com; it exists but has no nameservers, and does not resolve to a website. Another example is theexpertcare.com; the Whois record indicates a fraud alert on the domain name and a ‘suspended’ status. This domain is also not in the zone file and yet is certainly not available for anyone to register.”Commenting on the Verisign results, Jim Bidzos, chairman and chief executive officer said:
“In a year that saw strong growth in global internet adoption, increased demand on our DNS infrastructure, and a growing need for network security services, Verisign delivered security and stability. We were able to both invest in strengthening our infrastructure, and manage our business for growth. Also in 2011, we completed four years of board-directed restructuring, including divesting non-core businesses, and relocating our corporate headquarters. We returned divestiture proceeds to our shareholders. This restructuring has resulted in a more efficient, focused Verisign that we believe is better prepared for the opportunities ahead. We delivered for both the global community of Internet users that increasingly rely on us, and for our shareholders.”

US Educational Institutions Use .COMs, Consider gTLDs

US educational institutions have begun discussing among themselves the limits of the .EDU domain, reserved for American educational facilities, even branching out to .COM domains and considering the possibility of applying for their own generic Top Level Domains.An article in The Chronicle of Higher Education considers whether using .COMs and even gTLDs would benefit, or even “dilute the power of .EDU.””Weber State University is among those that have already started branching out, with ‘getintoweber.com’ as an online destination. It is ‘a vanity URL we pursued to dovetail with our ‘Get Into Weber’ marketing campaign that started in 2007,’ John L. Kowaleski, director of media relations told The Chronicle. “We wanted something catchy and easy to remember, since the intended audience for “getintoweber.com” was prospective students.”The university could not use getintoweber.edu as each educational institution has been limited to one domain since 2001.”The U.S. Commerce Department, which gave us the contract to administer the domain, views ‘.EDU’ as something that identifies an institution, not multiple names that mean the same institution,” said Gregory A. Jackson, a vice president of Educause, the higher-education-technology group that administers the .EDU domain.However the one domain name per educational institution rule is currently being discussed with the Commerce Department, who give Educause the right to issue .EDU domains.On the new gTLDs, there are issues here too as it would be quite expensive for an educational institution. “And the college has to adhere to strict rules about who gets the domain and who doesn’t, which could cause other problems. ‘What if you say that alumni can have ‘.dartmouth’ in order to strengthen connection to the school?’ Jackson said. “And then an alumnus involved in some shady dealings uses that address? You can’t ban them. ICANN won’t let you pick who you like and who you don’t.”To read the article in The Chronicle of Higher Education in full, see:
chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/trading-in-edu-for-com/33033

Verisign Reports 13% Growth In Year To End Q2

VeriSign logoVerisign reported financial results for the second quarter to end 30 June 2011 with reported revenue of $190 million for the quarter, up five per cent from the prior quarter and up 13 per cent from the same quarter in 2010.

Verisign Registry Services ended the quarter with 110 million active domain names in the adjusted zone for .COM and .NET, representing an eight per cent increase year-over-year.

In the second quarter of 2011, Verisign processed 8.1 million new domain name registrations, representing a two per cent increase year-over-year.

Other highlights of the report relating to domain names included:

  • On May 11, 2011, Verisign announced that it had entered into a Settlement Agreement and Mutual Release with the Coalition for ICANN Transparency, Inc. (CFIT), CFIT’s members and specified related parties that resolved the over five year long CFIT litigation
  • On June 28, 2011, Verisign announced that ICANN and Verisign have renewed Verisign’s contract to serve as the authoritative registry operator for the .NET registry for another six years
  • On 14 July, 2011, Verisign announced that as of 15 January, 2012, the registry fee for .COM domain names will increase from $7.34 to $7.85 and that the registry fee for .NET domain names will increase from $4.65 to $5.11, the maximum possible under the registry agreement with ICANN.

The full Verisign news release with further details of the financial results is available here.

VeriSign Ups .COM & .NET Registry Fees By Maximum Allowed

The registry fee for .COM and .NET domain names will increase from $7.34 to $7.85 and $4.65 to $5.11 respectively on 15 January 2012 VeriSign, the registry for both TLDs, announced.The increases are a smidgen under the maximum possible under the registry agreement with ICANN – seven per cent for .COM and ten per cent for .NET.The last increase was on 1 July 2010 when the registry fee for .COM domains increased from $6.86 to $7.34 and for .NET domains increased from $4.23 to $4.65.In justifying the increases, VeriSign said in a statement that:
Continued strong global Internet usage growth, along with increasingly powerful distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks leveled against all parts of the Internet’s critical infrastructure, have dramatically increased the demands on Internet infrastructure providers such as Verisign. In the last five years, the volume of Domain Name System (DNS) queries on Verisign’s global Internet infrastructure has more than doubled, increasing to an average daily query load of 57 billion in the first quarter of 2011. Future growth is expected to occur at an even faster pace. Verisign’s infrastructure has maintained 100 percent operational security, accuracy and stability for more than a decade due to continued innovation and investment in the infrastructure.To avoid the increases, registrants are able to register their .COM and .NET domains before 15 January.To register your .COM and .NET domain names, check out America Registry here.

VeriSign Announces 12% Growth In First Quarter 2011

VeriSign logoVeriSign, Inc., the registry for .COM and .NET domain names reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011 on 28 April with reported revenue of $182 million for the first quarter of 2011, up two per cent from the prior quarter and up 12 per cent from the same quarter in 2010.

On the domain name front, Verisign Registry Services reported approximately 108 million active domain names in the adjusted zone for .COM and .NET, following with their typical reporting not breaking up .COM and .NET domain name numbers. This represented a nine per cent increase year-over-year.

In the first quarter, Verisign processed a record 8.3 million new domain name registrations, representing an approximate increase of three per cent year-over-year.

Verisign experienced an average daily query load of 57 billion during the first quarter, compared to 54 billion in the same quarter 2010.

“We are pleased to report another record quarter for Verisign in new domain name registrations and strong performance overall in the Naming Services business,” said Mark McLaughlin, president and chief executive officer of Verisign. “Our commitment to the continued availability and reliability of the Internet is core to our strategy, and we plan to leverage our extensive expertise and leadership in DNS management to help our customers improve the effectiveness and integrity of Internet communications.”

In other domain name news in the results, on 11 April, 2011, Verisign announced that ICANN posted renewal terms for the .NET Registry Agreement that were negotiated between Verisign and ICANN and are substantially the same terms contained in the .NET Agreement.

On 31 March, 2011, Verisign deployed Domain Name System Security (“DNSSEC”) in the .COM domain to provide origin authentication of Domain Name System (“DNS”) data, authenticated of existence, and data integrity.

Also announced announced during the quarter was that Verisign’s Managed DNS Service provides full support for DNSSEC compliance features and Geo-location capabilities, product enhancements which strengthen the and performance of DNS transactions.

Verisign ended the first quarter of 2011 with approximately 1,040 employees, compared to 1,050 employees at the end of the prior.

In addition, Verisign announced that its Board of Directors declared a special dividend of $2.75 per share of its common stock. The special dividend will be paid on May 18, 2011 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 9, 2011. The ex-dividend date will be May 5, 2011.

“Given the strength of our capital position following the restructuring of the business over the past several years, particularly as a result of the sale of the Authentication Services business last August, the Board voted at a regularly scheduled meeting to return approximately $463 million to the shareholders in the form of a special dividend,” said Jim Bidzos, chairman of the board.

Verisign’s Board of Directors has designated the special dividend as an extraordinary dividend for purposes of the indenture governing the company’s 3.25% Junior Subordinated Convertible Debentures due 2037 (the “Convertible Debentures”). As a result, contingent interest of approximately $100 million will also be paid on May 18, 2011 to holders of record of the Convertible Debentures at the close of business on May 9, 2011. Verisign expects that the aggregate amount of payments to be made in connection with the special dividend and the contingent interest will be approximately $563 million.

“We are committed to delivering value to our shareholders through disciplined operations and investment in growth opportunities for the company,” said Brian Robins, chief financial officer of Verisign. “During the first quarter, we utilized approximately $200 million to repurchase shares and we have share repurchase authorization of approximately $1.2 billion remaining under the current program.”

America Registry logoTo register your .COM and .NET domain names, check out America Registry here.

Verisign Achieves Critical DNSSEC Milestone by Deploying Security Extensions in .COM TLD

[news release] VeriSign, Inc., the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, announced today that .com — the Internet’s largest domain with more than 90 million domain name registrations worldwide — now supports DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC).

Deploying DNSSEC in the .com domain signals that Verisign has achieved a critical milestone in improving the integrity of Internet communications and the security of Domain Name System (DNS) transactions. This achievement comes after years of close and careful collaboration between Verisign, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and a variety of Internet stakeholders, from registrars and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to hardware and software vendors.

“By reaching this critical milestone in DNSSEC deployment, Verisign and the Internet community have made enormous strides in protecting the integrity of DNS data,” said Pat Kane, senior vice president and general manager of Naming Services at Verisign. “But the threats against the Internet ecosystem — whether targeting the DNS or elsewhere — are unrelenting. That’s why Verisign continually invests to ensure the security and availability of the Internet infrastructure.”

DNSSEC helps close a known vulnerability within the DNS that has increasingly become a target for hackers and identity thieves. The security extensions apply digital signatures to DNS data to authenticate the data’s origin and verify its integrity as it moves throughout the Internet. The extensions are designed to protect the DNS from man-in-the-middle attacks that corrupt DNS data stored on recursive name servers. With DNSSEC, poisoning a recursive name server’s cache is much more difficult because DNS administrators sign their data. The resulting digital signatures on that DNS data are validated through a “chain of trust.”

Gartner Research Director Lawrence Orans added, “The importance of DNSSEC in solving issues of trust on the Internet has reached a tipping point with the signing of .com — one of the most significant milestones in the history of DNSSEC to date. However, there is still more work to be done and the effective deployment of DNSSEC requires collaboration from all parties in the Internet ecosystem.”

The deployment of DNSSEC in .com follows Verisign’s successful 2010 DNSSEC roll-out in .net in December, .edu in August and the collaborative effort between Verisign, ICANN and the U.S. Department of Commerce to sign the DNS root zone in July. To support and encourage DNSSEC implementation, Verisign also operates a DNSSEC Interoperability Lab. Staffed by Verisign personnel, the lab helps solution providers, ISPs and others ensure the Internet communications ecosystem is ready for DNSSEC.

Verisign provides the registrar community with a variety of tools to reduce the cost and complexity associated with implementing DNSSEC. To assist in driving adoption, the DNSSEC Signing Service is being offered to registrars to help them incorporate signing and provisioning into their infrastructure, while reducing the administrative burden of providing DNSSEC support for their customers. In addition, the Verisign DNSSEC Analyzer is an iPhone application that can assist in diagnosing problems with DNSSEC-signed names and zones. The Verisign Network Intelligence and Availability (NIA) group is also helping domain owners ease the complex management necessary to operate a signed zone by integrating DNSSEC support into its unrivalled Managed DNS service.

Verisign’s DNSSEC efforts dovetail with the company’s “Project Apollo” initiative, which will dramatically strengthen and scale the .com infrastructure by the year 2020. To achieve this, Verisign is scaling, and in some cases revamping, the infrastructure that keeps .com running. Verisign’s 2020 technology roadmap calls for it to increase capacity 1,000 times today’s level of 4 trillion queries to manage 4 quadrillion queries per day. The increased capacity will support normal and peak attack volumes based on what the company has experienced as well as Internet attack trends.

About Verisign
VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) is the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. Billions of times each day, Verisign helps companies and consumers all over the world to connect online with confidence. Additional news and information about the company is available at www.verisigninc.com

Statements in this announcement other than historical data and information constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as amended. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause Verisign’s actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by such forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, the uncertainty of future revenue and profitability and potential fluctuations in quarterly operating results due to such factors as increasing competition, pricing pressure from competing services offered at prices below our prices and changes in marketing practices including those of third-party registrars; the sluggish economic recovery; challenges to ongoing privatization of Internet administration; the outcome of legal or other challenges resulting from our activities or the activities of registrars or registrants; new or existing governmental laws and regulations; changes in customer behavior, Internet platforms and web-browsing patterns; the inability of Verisign to successfully develop and market new services; the uncertainty of whether our new services will achieve market acceptance or result in any revenues; system interruptions; security breaches; attacks on the Internet by hackers, viruses, or intentional acts of vandalism; the uncertainty of the expense and duration of transition services and requests for indemnification relating to completed divestitures; and the uncertainty of whether Project Apollo will achieve its stated objectives. More information about potential factors that could affect the company’s business and financial results is included in Verisign’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. Verisign undertakes no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this announcement.

This VeriSign news release was sourcd from here.

America Registry logoTo register your .COM domain name, check out America Registry here.

VeriSign Court Case Loss Could Shake Up Registry for .COM and .NET Domains

“VeriSign has suffered another legal setback in its antitrust court battle with the Coalition For ICANN Transparency (CFIT), after an appeals court ruled that CFIT has a case to be heard,” writes Kevin Murphy on his Domain Incite blog.The CFIT believes VeriSign’s deal with ICANN to run the .COM registry, which has a presumptive right of renewal and allows annual price increases, breaks US competition law, says Murphy in his report.Domain Name Wire summarised the case as thus: The CFIT sued VeriSign for its no-bid contract with ICANN, among other things. The district court dismissed the case, and CFIT appealed. Last year the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the district court had erred. VeriSign essentially appealed that ruling, asking for a rehearing. Today the court of appeals denied that motion for a rehearing.And in a comment on the case, Bret Fausett told Domain Name Wire the case has the potential to do one of two things: either VeriSign will petition the Supreme Court to hear the case, or it will go back to the district court for a trial.A worst case scenario could see VeriSign lose its right to operate the registry for .COM and .NET domain names. However whichever way it goes, there is a good chance the wholesale price of .COM and .NET domains could be reduced.For more information see:
domainincite.com/verisign-antitrust-claims-will-be-heard-in-court/
domainnamewire.com/2010/07/09/verisign-loses-big-in-court-on-com-domains/To register your .COM or .NET domain names, check out America Registry here.

VeriSign Celebrates 25 Years of .COM

VeriSign is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the registration of the first .COM domain name on 15 March by holding a summit of internet policymakers, industry leaders and other stakeholders in Washington, D.C. with President Clinton to address internet policymakers and industry leaders.On 15 March 1985, symbolics.com was the first .COM registered, registered by Symbolics computers of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Only five more .COM domain names were registered in that year and it took until 1997 for the one millionth .COM domain to be registered. Today there are over 80 million .COM websites out of a total of 192 million domain names around the world, as of the end of 2009.The commercialisation of the web took until the early 1990s with very few people knowing what a .COM, and many other internet-related terms and issues, was.As BBC News notes, “the need for some sort of organising principles became apparent as more bodies connected into the fledgling internet but there is confusion as to the exact genesis of dotcom.””It is unlikely that the early dotcoms were thought of as businesses as the early internet was not seen as a place for commerce but rather as a platform for governmental and educational bodies to trade ideas,” the BBC News report continues.”Scholars generally agree that a turning point was the introduction of the Mosaic web browser by Netscape that brought mainstream consumers on to the web.”While its economic and social impact is undisputed, for the first time the economic impact of .COM has been quantified in a new study that found that the domain serves as a platform for $400 billion in annual economic activity. The report, by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), found that the broader internet economy drives more than $1.5 trillion in global annual economic activity, more than the global sales of medicine, investment in renewable energy, and government investment in R&D, combined. The ITIF estimates that the economic activity flowing across the .com infrastructure is likely to grow to $950 billion in annual revenue by 2020.It has also become part of the fabric of daily life for Americans. According to a recent poll of over 3,800 Americans by an independent research firm, 81 per cent visit five or more .COM websites a day, with many visiting more than that. Two-thirds of Americans visit between five and 25 .COM websites a day. And, nearly two-thirds of Americans have used a .COM website to reconnect with an old friend, with six per cent reporting that they met their spouse or significant other on a .COM website. Over half of respondents reported finding important medical information on a .COM website and one in five said they found a job on a .COM site.The .COM domain remains at the centre of nearly every major Internet trend. According to VeriSign’s Internet Profiling Service there are 11.9 million e-commerce and online business websites, 1.8 million sports-related sites and 4.3 million entertainment-related sites with a .com web address. The most popular words among .COM URL’s today include “home” (1.2 million), “online” (1 million) and “land” (891,000).”For anyone under the age of 30, they probably don’t remember when the Internet wasn’t in their life. It’s become such an essential part of how we work, live and play. The 25th anniversary of .com gives us a moment to step back and realize how deeply the internet revolution has transformed our society,” said Mark McLaughlin, CEO and president of VeriSign. “At VeriSign, we’re proud of the role we play in helping bring the internet to people, but we never take for granted that we have to continue to build and strengthen the internet so it can continue to meet the increasing demands placed upon it.”In looking ahead to the next chapter in the history of .COM and its integral role in the internet, and as part of its commitment to the internet infrastructure, VeriSign has embarked on a new initiative called Project Apollo. This initiative will dramatically strengthen and scale the .com infrastructure by the year 2020. Over the next three years alone, the internet will see the number of users increase by 500 million to 2.2 billion worldwide, and devices accessing the internet increase from 1.6 billion devices to 2.7 billion devices. And with the emergence of innovations like smart grids, electronic health care and radio frequency ID (RFID) tags, the Internet and associated technology systems will undergo profound changes in the next decade.To meet the infrastructure challenges expected by 2020, VeriSign is scaling and in some cases revamping the infrastructure that keeps .com running. VeriSign’s 2020 technology roadmap calls for it to grow capacity 1,000 times today’s level of 4 trillion queries to manage 4 quadrillion queries per day to support normal and peak attack volumes based on what the company has experienced as well as Internet attack trends.”Over the last 15 years, there have been numerous predictions of the Internet’s imminent collapse. But the Internet infrastructure has withstood not only a dramatic increase in both users and usage, but malicious attacks because of the investment and efforts to continually scale it,” said Ken Silva, VeriSign CTO. “With the technology roadmap outlined in Project Apollo, we are building the infrastructure essential to manage the Internet’s next wave of growth as increasing demands put stress on the system and drive a dramatic increase in traffic.”

President Clinton to Keynote at 25 Years of .Com Policy Impact Forum

VeriSign logo[news release] VeriSign, the operator of.com, announced today that President Bill Clinton will deliver the opening keynote address at its Policy Impact Forum in Washington D.C. on March 16. This event is part of a larger industry-wide campaign led by VeriSign recognizing 25 years of Internet innovation.

In March 1985, the first .com domain name was registered, igniting the birth of the consumer Internet that, 25 years later, continues to globally transform communication, commerce and our society as a whole. In recognition of this milestone, VeriSign will host a series of events bringing together .com’s many stakeholders — including Internet luminaries, online businesses, policymakers, entertainers, consumers and more — to look at how far the consumer Internet has come, while seeking to better understand the opportunities and challenges of the .com domain of the future.

“Over the last two decades, the Internet has created communities, transformed economies and made the world a smaller place,” said Mark McLaughlin, CEO of VeriSign. “President Clinton has been at the forefront of this change, both during his Administration, when the Internet emerged as a social phenomenon, to today through his works with the Clinton Global Initiative and Clinton Foundation. We’re delighted to hear his perspective as we mark the Internet’s impact on our society and economy.”

President Clinton headlines a high-profile series of speakers and panelists to appear at the Policy Impact forum. Other speakers and panelists include:

— Dr. Fareed Zakaria, author and journalist, keynote address
— Two panel discussions moderated by Kevin Maney, technology author and journalist and Kara Swisher, co-executive editor of D: All Things Digital
— Confirmed panelists thus far include the following:

  • Rob Atkinson, founder and president, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
  • Rod Beckstrom, president and CEO, ICANN
  • Aneesh Chopra, assistant to the president and Federal CTO
  • Arianna Huffington, co-founder & editor-in-chief, The Huffington Post
  • Reed Hundt, former chairman, Federal Communications Commission
  • Mo Rocca, author, actor and humorist
  • Mark McLaughlin, president & CEO of VeriSign

To learn more about the 25 Years of .com celebration, please visit www.25yearsof.com, which will host a variety of multimedia content throughout the coming months, showcasing the innovators and entrepreneurs who have shaped the Internet. 25yearsof.com is a year-long celebration of Internet innovation, all of which can be followed at:

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This VeriSign news release was sourced from:
https://press.verisign.com/easyir/customrel.do?easyirid=AFC0FF0DB5C560D3&version=live&prid=590585&releasejsp=custom_97