[NA-Discuss] Is Verisign for sale ?

Evan Leibovitch evan at telly.org
Thu Sep 8 18:54:51 UTC 2011

Catching my eye from the article:

*The other possibility is VeriSign will be acquired by a private equity
firm, which could purchase the company and revamp it to become profitable

Does this imply that Verisign -- operator of the near-monopoly TLD -- is not
profitable now?

If that is only partially correct, that doesn't offer much hope for the
little ones about to start behind it. And the "revamping" could make the
company more aggressive in the face of the new-TLD flood -- whatever form
that takes, it also bodes poorly for the newcomers.

- Evan

On 8 September 2011 14:35, John R. Levine <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:

> The trade press is all a-buzz (I would say a-twitter, but, whatever)
> because VRSN cancelled appearances at investor conferences, something a
> company normally only does if it has big news it can't talk about:
> http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/verisign-conference-cancellations-ignite-rumors-its-going-be-acquired/2011-09-08
> Regards,
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