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New gTLD Services

Hundreds of new top-level domains at your fingertips

Verisign delivers the protected, trusted and always-on registry infrastructure needed to reliably operate your new generic Top Level Domains.

The Internet is currently undergoing the largest expansion in its 40 year history with over 1,200 new generic top level domains (new gTLDs) expected to be online by the end of 2016 and a second round of new gTLD applications currently under discussion within the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). In fact, as of November 2015 there are over 500 top level domains are already live. This new Internet will open opportunities for businesses and consumers alike.

By recognizing and embracing this opportunity, many top brands are introducing their own branded new gTLD. Operating your own new gTLD can provide multiple opportunities to enhance marketing, brand management and security online but it also presents a large operational and technical undertaking. That’s where Verisign can help.

Verisign has an extensive history in operating two of the world’s best-known existing generic TLDs, .com and .net, and helps organizations by providing the back-end services needed to apply for, and operate, new gTLDs. Since the launch of ICANN’s new gTLD application process in 2012, Verisign has been helped over 150 brands apply for and manage their new gTLD(s) and has helped others to transfer the existing backend registry service to Verisign. Verisign’s best in class services provide:

  • Support with application and delegation of a new gTLD through ICANN’s program process
  • Provisioning and management of a secure, robust infrastructure on which to operate your new gTLD
  • Facilitation of transfer services from an existing back end registry services provider for your new gTLD to Verisign
  • Optional add-on services such as Managed DNS services, Internet profiling, security intelligence and fraud mitigation, and DDoS mitigation.

Verisign, Your Back-End Registry Service Provider

Verisign has proven experience and is the same registry operator that has maintained 100 percent operational accuracy and stability of the DNS resolution infrastructure for .com and .net for more than 18 years. We will provide comprehensive, premium technical services to help you launch, manage and monetize your new gTLD, backed by a proven operating track record with significant economies of scale compared to developing and operating an in-house alternative.

We can work directly with your organization or through your corporate domain name service provider. Start planning for the next round of new gTLD applications by speaking to a Verisign expert who can help you navigate the new gTLD space.

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