RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN), a global leader in domain names and
internet security, today announced the following information pertaining
to the .web top-level domain (TLD):
The Company entered into an agreement with Nu Dot Co LLC wherein the
Company provided funds for Nu Dot Co's bid for the .web TLD. We are
pleased that the Nu Dot Co bid was successful.
We anticipate that Nu Dot Co will execute the .web Registry Agreement
with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and
will then seek to assign the Registry Agreement to Verisign upon consent
As the most experienced and reliable registry operator, Verisign is
well-positioned to widely distribute .web. Our expertise,
infrastructure, and partner relationships will enable us to quickly grow
.web and establish it as an additional option for registrants worldwide
in the growing TLD marketplace. Our track record of over 19 years of
uninterrupted availability means that businesses and individuals using
.web as their online identity can be confident of being reliably found
online. And these users, along with our global distribution partners,
will benefit from the many new domain name choices that .web will offer.
Verisign, a global leader in domain names and
internet security, enables internet navigation for many of the world's
most recognized domain names and provides protection for websites and
enterprises around the world. Verisign ensures the security, stability
and resiliency of key internet infrastructure and services, including
the .com and .net domains and two of the internet's root servers, as
well as performs the root zone maintainer functions for the core of the
internet's Domain Name System (DNS). Verisign's Security Services
include intelligence-driven Distributed Denial of Service Protection,
iDefense Security Intelligence and Managed DNS. To learn more about what
it means to be Powered by Verisign, please visit Verisign.com.
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Miranda Weeks, 703-948-3996
Deana Alvy, 703-948-4179
Source: VeriSign, Inc.
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