.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
  • Verisign confirms first price increase under new .net contract

    … Verisign is to increase the wholesale price of an annual .net domain registration by 10%, the company confirmed yesterday. It’s the first in an expected series of six annual 10% price hikes permitted under its recently renewed registry agreement with ICANN. The annual price of a .net registration, renewal, or transfer will go up from $8.20…

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  • .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…

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

    … The wholesale price of a .net domain is likely to top $15 by 2023, under a proposed renewal of its ICANN contract revealed today. ICANN-imposed price caps are staying in the new Registry Agreement, but Verisign retains the right to increase its fees by 10% in each of the six years of the deal’s lifespan. But domain investors do have at least…

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  • How .com became a restricted TLD

    … Verisign has been given approval to start restricting who can and cannot register .com and .net domain names in various countries. Customers of Chinese registrars are the first to be affected by the change to the registry’s back-end system, which was made last year. ICANN last week gave Verisign a “free to deploy” notice for a new…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein How To's- 23 readers -
  • 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

    … 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…

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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

    … for Verisign’s top level domains, as well as top level domains of other registries, during the fourth quarter is coming largely through registrars in China,” the company said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. It listed several factors that are likely responsible for the sudden uptick, but warned that renewal rates are typically not great…

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  • .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…

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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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