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Happy Birthday .com, 25 years old today

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25 years ago today a computer manufacturer based in Cambridge, Massachusetts called Symbolics, Inc. was the first to register a .com address on March 15, 1985. A year later and only five other companies had registered...

VeriSign to offer passwords on bank card

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A leading provider of digital-security services wants to make disposable passwords easier for consumers to accept by squeezing the technology into the corner of a regular credit or ATM card. Fran Rosch, vice president for...

VeriSign plans domain price hike

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Verisign has the right to raise hosting costs 7% in four of the next six years after a December extension of a 1999 deal with ICANN granted the company control of the .com domain through...

VeriSign Retains .com Domain Till 2012

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VeriSign Inc. said on Monday it would maintain control of the lucrative ".com" Internet domain until 2012 in return for dropping an antitrust lawsuit against the nonprofit body that oversees the Internet's addressing system. ...

Is VeriSign Up To Running The .Net Registry?

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Later this year, a company will be selected to run the .net domain on the internet. VeriSign has operated the .net registry since 2001 alongside the .com registry. However, exactly how certain it is that...

VeriSign Antitrust Claim Against ICANN Dismissed

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VeriSign spokesperson Brian O'Shaughnessy told TechNewsWorld that the dismissal of the antitrust claim involved only one of seven claims from VeriSign in the case. "It is the antitrust claim, which has a high level of...

Sex.com, VeriSign settle domain name suit

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The original owner of the Sex.com domain name has settled his lawsuit against VeriSign, ending a protracted battle over the transfer of the domain. The settlement comes roughly nine months after the U.S....

Domain registrars sue ICANN, VeriSign

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One day after being sued by VeriSign Inc. over delays in approving a new service for back-ordering Internet domain names, the organization that controls the Internet's domain naming system is now being sued by a...

VeriSign sues ICANN

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Internet infrastructure company VeriSign Inc sued a domain-name oversight body on Thursday, saying it had overstepped its authority when it prevented VeriSign from introducing new Web-address services. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names...

VeriSign strikes Microsoft authentication deal

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Security and billing applications maker VeriSign said Wednesday that it established a new partnership with Microsoft to build authentication services based on the software giant's Windows Server 2003 product line. VeriSign says...

VeriSign to operate RFID directory

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EPCglobal, the industry organisation overseeing development of US standards for radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, has selected VeriSign to operate the root directory of RFID product codes. Security software and services provider VeriSign operates...

VeriSign fends off critics at ICANN confab

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David Schairer, vice president of broadband provider XO Communications, is frustrated by VeriSign's decision to redirect Web surfers who mistype domain names to its own advertising-based Web site. At an unprecedented public...

VeriSign Sued Over Controversial Web Service

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An Internet search company on Thursday filed a $100 million antitrust lawsuit against VeriSign Inc., accusing the Web address provider of hijacking misspelled and unassigned Web addresses with a service it launched this week. VeriSign's...

Verisign owns .net, .com...

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In the last few hours, it would appear that Verisign has taken its monopoly to the next level, which in many aspects blows what Microsoft has done out of the water. Previously, when you typed...

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ICANN raises concerns over VeriSign IDN change

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) on Tuesday expressed concerns regarding a service launched last Friday by VeriSign Inc. designed to handle internationalized domain names (IDNs). According to ICANN, "some...

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Hackers Deface Thousands Of Domains Parked At Verisign

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A security breach Tuesday involving Verisign's Network Solutions unit disrupted potentially thousands of domain customers, company officials confirmed today. Attackers compromised a system that hosted thousands of "parked" domains that had been...

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IBM, Verisign edge toward security pact

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In a major endorsement of security across its wares, IBM is working with VeriSign on a joint product development and sales deal that would marry VeriSign's authentication and payment services technology to Big Blue's hardware...

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VeriSign gobbles up .tv for $45m

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Internet address and security provider VeriSign said on Monday it bought exclusive worldwide registry rights for ".tv" Web addresses, paying $45 million for .tv Corp International. VeriSign said it expects the cash...

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