29 Apr '11, 3pm

Should We Expect .Com Price Increases, Too?

Yes. The question is how much. VeriSign is in the process of trying to renew its contract with ICANN to run .net. It includes significant price increases similar to its current contract. Should we expect VeriSign to ask for continuing .com price increases as well? Of course. On the company’s recent investor conference call, analyst Todd Raker of Deutsche Bank AG asked : And can you talk about — as you went through the .net renewal process, are there any takeaways that we can apply to our thinking about the .com process coming up? VeriSign CEO Mark McLaughlin responded: Todd, we’re in the .net renewal process. I just want to make that clear. We’re in the midst of the 30-day comment period that ICANN has for the negotiated terms between VeriSign and ICANN. We can expect that contract renewed by July 1. I think, the highest level — the terms of the .net contract and the .com ...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2011/04/29/should-we-expect-com...

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