In a move that has surprised practically nobody, Verisign has announced that the wholesale fees for .com domain names will be going up. From September 1st 2022 the wholesale cost for a .com domain name will increase to $8.97 (US dollars). The current wholesale price is $8.39. The price rise is 7%, which is the maximum that Verisign is allowed under their current contract … [Read more...] about Verisign to Increase Wholesale Fees for .com Domains
The island of Tuvalu got lucky when they were assigned the two letter country code "tv". When internet domain names became a thing over 20 years ago they were naturally given the .tv domain extension and, as we all know, that has been used for many a video or TV based business. The domain registry has been operated by Verisign for years under a contract with the government … [Read more...] about .TV Switching to GoDaddy Registry
There are thousands of sites and services on the 'net that offer domain name whois lookup services. As of last night many of them may have stopped working. Why? Many of them rely on fairly rudimentary software that parses the whois from Verisign (for .com and .net) and then relays the query to the registrar whois. The site or service then displays the whois output from the … [Read more...] about Some Whois Lookup Services Might be Broken
Verisign has been offering IPv6 connections to their EPP servers for the last year. However as of March 14th the Verisign registry backend will become dual stacked ie. the hostnames for IPv4 and IPv6 connections will be identical. While this may not impact that many registrars now, it will become more important over time, though it's not clear if any registrars are currently … [Read more...] about Verisign To Dual Stack EPP Servers
The announcements by Verisign, PIR and Afilias of price increases in com,net,org and .info shouldn't really come as a surprise to anyone.However if the year on year price increases do leave an interesting question - is there an upper ceiling?Will the next price increase have a negative impact on some of the low cost registrars? (The last one didn't seem to have much … [Read more...] about Domain Pricing – Is There A Ceiling?
I'm always amazed at some of the things companies will do or try to do to get a bit of extra income.According to a recent post by Frank Michlick, Verisign are considering selling access to the root server logs.While this isn't as abhorrent as the redirect from a couple of years back, it still is cause for some level of concern.However, if Frank's figures of what it will cost … [Read more...] about Verisign Considering Monetising the Root