Shares off sharply as .com price hikes in doubt. VeriSign shares are down 14% in after hours trading to about $40.00 at the time of writing. This is likely do mostly to concerns over VeriSign being able to hike prices 7% per year in its .com contract renewal
August 20, 2010 — This week the hosting business saw the approach of an upcoming sale, the extension of an existing trial, the introduction of a new discount brand, the launch of a promotional price and the introduction of a new free add-on.
In an unsurprising move the French government has selected none less than AFNIC to stay the .FR Registry for another seven years. While the news will grant stability to the .FR market, opportunities for change may have been missed as the opening of the extension to European citizens is only contemplated for 2012
.ME is the country code for Montenegro but when the extension was relaunched in a new disguise last week half of the registrants came from the U.S. See more early .ME stats at DNJournal.com.