March 9, 2001 |
In a sign that its dominance of the domain name registration market may be on the wane, Network Solutions Inc. was passed by two upstart registrars in one measure of the race to sign up consumers to new domain names, according to a report posted this week by the Web's premier naming authority. Executives at VeriSign Inc.
January 8, 2001 |
No longer content with being the Internet's leading real estate agent, the company in charge of registering .com, .net and .org addresses now has empire-building on its mind. Network Solutions Inc. aims to become one of the Web's business barons by transforming itself from a mere broker and directory for Internet domain names into a one-stop shop for e-commerce services. "The name of the game is much bigger than domain names now.
June 26, 2000 |
Network Solutions, the company that has registered more than 10 million Internet names, apparently isn't moving enough names ending in the suffix ".net.' The Herndon, Va., firm began offering Web names ending in ".net" and e-mail addresses for free earlier this month. After three months, customers will have to register their ".net" names for an annual fee of $40. That's a 41% discount off the cost for getting a similar package for a name ending in ".com." In the Internet's early days, ".
April 21, 2000 |
IBM Corp. said its powerful server computers will replace Sun Microsystems Inc. machines at Network Solutions Inc., the company that manages most Web site addresses. Network Solutions has more than 10 million online addresses registered in its database. Its servers act as the liaison between a user's Web browser and the site the user accesses. "From an image standpoint, this is a kick in the nether regions to Sun," said Jonathan Eunice, an analyst at Illuminata Inc., a Nashua, N.H.
March 8, 2000 |
What's in a name? About $16.8 billion if the name is on the Internet and you're the company that put it there. That company is Network Solutions, which has registered 90% of the Internet names that end in the familiar "dot-com." On Tuesday, Network Solutions accepted a buyout offer from VeriSign, which makes software for secure online transactions, for $16.8 billion in stock.
February 11, 2000 |
In other earnings reports, Network Solutions Inc. said fourth-quarter profit more than doubled to $9 million, or 25 cents a share, from $3.7 million, or 11 cents, a year ago, beating analyst expectations by 2 cents. Revenue soared 143% to $75.9 million. The Herndon, Va.-based company said it registered 1.6 million new domain names in the quarter, up 161% from a year ago. StarBase Corp. said its fiscal third-quarter loss narrowed to $974,000, or 3 cents a share, from $2.1 million, or 10 cents.