.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
    • .net price increases approved

      Verisign has been given the right to continue to raise the wholesale price of .net domains. It now seems likely the price charged to registrars will top $15 by 2023. ICANN’s board of directors at the weekend approved the renewal of the .net Registry Agreement, which gives Verisign the right increase its prices by 10% per year for the six years of the contract.

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  • Verisign to keep price increase power under new .net contract

    … to standardize the format of its data escrow, Whois and monthly transaction reports. The company has also agreed to start discussions about handing .net over to an emergency back-end operator in the event it files for bankruptcy. The current contract is due to expire at the end of June and the proposed new deal would kick in July 1. It’s now open for public comment until June 13. Tweet Tagged: .net, ica, ICANN, pricing, urs, verisign …

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  • How .com became a restricted TLD

    … “Verification Code Extension” system that enables the company to stop domains registered via selected registrars from resolving unless the registrant’s identity has been verified and the name is not on China’s banned list. It appears to be the system Verisign deployed in order to receive its Chinese government license to operate in China. Under Verification…

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  • Thick Whois policy for .com is now live

    … the master database of all Whois records for .com domains, rather than it being spread piecemeal across all registrars. The switch comes as a result of a years-in-the-making ICANN policy that officially came into force yesterday. It also applies to .com stablemates .net and .jobs. The first big change will come August 1 this year, the deadline…

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  • ICA worried ICANN will force URS on .net

    … The Internet Commerce Association has called for a “moratorium” on the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy being added to legacy gTLD contracts, months before Verisign’s .net contract is up for renewal. In a blog post, ICA counsel Phil Corwin accused ICANN staff of making policy by the back door by compelling pre-2012 registries to adopt URS…

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  • 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…

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  • People are forgetting .com exists — ICANN survey

    … Have you ever heard of .com, .net and .org? That question was posed to 3,349 domain name registrants in 24 countries by market research firm Nielsen this June and guess what — awareness of all three cornerstone gTLDs was down on a comparable 2015 survey. Unbelievably, only 85% of respondents professed to be aware of .com’s existence, compared…

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  • 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…

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  • Verisign has great quarter but sees China growth slowing

    … of the quarter, 126.6 million of which were .com. CEO James Bidzos told analysts: “We again saw activity coming from registrars in China that exceeded our expectations.” However, he added: “At this point, we expect activity from registrars in China to normalize as we continue through the second quarter.” When pressed, CFO George KIlguss…

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  • 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…

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  • .net zone back above 15 million names

    … analysts, based on the view that new gTLDs were hurting its business. But the company has been quite aggressively marketing .net alongside big brother .com for several months. Are those efforts paying dividends? Tweet Tagged: .net, new gTLDs, verisigin …

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  • New gTLDs pummel .net below 15 million domains

    … Verisign’s .net gTLD has had a disappointing start to 2015, as its zone file dipped below 15 million domains for the first time since achieving the milestone. As of last night, .net had 14,998,404 names in its zone, a daily dip of over 10,000 domains. That’s down by about 200,000 names from the roughly 15.2 million it had in March 2014…

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  • 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…

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