.Net

.NET Framework (pronounced dot net) is a software framework developed by Microsoft that runs primarily on Microsoft Windows. It includes a large library and provides language interoperability (each language can use code written in other languages) across several programming languages. Programs written for .NET Framework execute in a software environment (as contrasted to hardware environment), known as the Common Language Runtime (CLR), an application virtual machine that provides services such as security, memory management, and exception handling. The class library and the CLR together constitute .NET Framework..
Posts about .Net
  • Thick Whois coming to .com next year, price rise to follow?

    … Verisign could be running a “thick” Whois database for .com, .net and .jobs by mid-2017, under a new ICANN proposal. A timetable published this week would see the final three hold-out gTLDs fully move over to the standard thick Whois model by February 2019, with the system live by next August. Some people believe that Verisign might use…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 10 readers -
  • People are forgetting .com exists — ICANN survey

    … to 86% in 2015. Equally unbelievably, awareness of .net and .org fell from 76% to 69% and from 70% to 65% respectively between 2015 and 2016, the survey found. Those are just three among many hundreds of findings of the Nielsen survey, which was carried out in order to inform ICANN’s Competition, Consumer Trust & Consumer Choice Review…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 10 readers -
  • Verisign announces .net price increase

    … Verisign has just announced that prices for .net domains are going up again this coming February. Announcing its second-quarter earnings, the company revealed plans to raise its registry fee from $7.46 to $8.20, effective February 1, 2017. That’s the maximum 10% price hike it’s allowed to claim under its .net Registry Agreement with ICANN…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 23 readers -
  • Verisign has great quarter but sees China growth slowing

    … Verisign beat its sales expectations in the first quarter of the year, but leadership said rapid growth from Chinese registrants will now “normalize”. The .com/.net registry last night reported net income up 21% at $107 million, on revenue that was up 9.1% to $282 million. That’s based primarily on it selling 2.65 million net new .com/.net…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 11 readers -
  • Verisign warns about Chinese .com boom

    … Verisign has warned investors that the current boom in .com sales is largely coming from Chinese domainers and may not be sustainable. The company has added an unprecedented 4.1 million domain in .com and .net so far during the fourth quarter. “While there continues to be demand for domain names globally, the recent increased volume…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
  • .net zone back above 15 million names

    … Is .net bouncing back after a year of declines? The Verisign legacy gTLD has topped 15 million names again, a bit over a month after it dipped below the notable but ultimately irrelevant threshold. Today, the .net zone has 15,000,038 names in its zone file. It had gone below 15 million on January 1, and hit a trough of 14,980,773 on January…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
  • New gTLDs pummel .net below 15 million domains

    … susceptible to that confusion that swirls around new gTLDs.” My similar view is that the existence of new gTLDs is causing people to wake up to the fact that defensive or shopping cart up-sell .net registrations are now superfluous, and that the days of .net riding on big brother .com’s coat-tails may be numbered. There are still about 31,000 dark…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
  • Is the free ride over for Verisign’s .net?

    … Verisign’s .net is on the rocks due to new gTLDs, executives have confirmed. Speaking to investors and analysts on the company’s third-quarter earnings call last week, CFO George Kilguss said that .net “is experiencing some headwinds from the launch of the new gTLD program”. Further comments from Kilguss and CEO Jim Bidzos seem to confirm what…

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  • Is Verisign’s .net in trouble?

    … The zone file for Verisign’s .net gTLD has shrunk by almost 100,000 domains in the last few months. I’ve been tracking .com and .net’s zone numbers since mid-March, shortly after the current wave of new gTLDs started going live, and while .com seems to be still growing strong, .net is definitely trending down. The bulk of .net’s decline seems…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 9 readers -