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Verisign Continues To Benefit From Lucrative Registry Contracts That Underpin Our Wide-Moat Rating

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Verisign provides registry services for several top-level domains, or TLDs, and infrastructure essential to the functioning of the internet. Verisign plays a vital role in supporting the Domain Name System, or DNS, which is akin to a massive address book that matches human friendly domain names to the accompanying numbers-based Internet Protocol, or IP, address. This allows an end user to browse the internet and access requested content via a network of interconnected servers. The company operates software and infrastructure globally to support the translation of domain names to IP addresses for its assigned domains, including managing zone files and registration and policies for the specified domain. Verisign also provides root zone maintenance services, operates two of the world’s 13 roots servers that are foundational to the DNS, and manages a shared registration system that allows registrars to query the availability of and manage second level domains.

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Verisign is the sole authorized registry for several generic top-level domains, including the widely utilized .com and .net top-level domains. The company operates critical Internet infrastructure to support the domain name system, including operating two of the world’s 13 root servers that are used to route Internet traffic. In 2018, the firm sold off its Security Services business, signalling a renewed focus on the core registry business.

12061 Bluemont Way
Reston, VA, 20190
T +1 703 948-3200
Industry Software - Infrastructure
Most Recent Earnings Sep 30, 2022
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2022
Employees 904

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