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good bye, so long — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:08, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Since cannot use an Irish validator in a browser firewallable with NoScript, now I'm trusting Hungarians, IP connected my desktop, is my explorer.exe a website? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:44, 21 August 2012 (UTC)


Why is the first information on the page a NASDAQ identifier? It's definitely not the most important bit about Verisign and even if you happen to need that it's still in the sidebar. -- (talk) 12:26, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

Citations needed[edit]

"Verisign's critics see this as disingenuous"
"There has been a storm of controversy among network operators and competing domain registrars, particularly on the influential NANOG and ICANN mailing lists...."

It would be good if we could actually name some influential people/entities that are critical of Verisign's move rather than have anonymity... would make the article more credible. Pete 13:54, 17 Sep 2003 (UTC)


I added an Alexa source for the increase in popularity of Unfortunately the parsing of this URL is broken. Wikipedia developers know about the bug and call it the URL-in-URL bug. If anyone can figure out a work-around, go for it! Pete 10:23, 29 Sep 2003 (UTC)

test does this work : [1] -fonzy

indeed it does - fonzy

this also may work: [2] - fonzy

that does aswell. i changed the page to the first (just graph one) if u think the 2nd oen is better then use that. -fonzy

Jamster should have its own article[edit]

I'm not sure whether it previously had its own article but it should have one, even though it is owned by VeriSign. Taylor 1 July 2005 13:20 (UTC)

Criticism is confused and muddled[edit]

The criticism section makes it appear that the los of .org was somehow related to sitefinder which it was not, the loss of .org happened over a year earlier during the bidding round. The separate bids for .org, .net and .com were always intended to create competition so it was never very likely it would be retained. Also the .net contract was renewed this year. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Gorgonzilla (talkcontribs) 14:08, 9 August 2005 (UTC)


After reading this article, I am a little confused about this bit:

In 2005, the company was responsible for the marketing of the Crazy Frog ring tone ("Axel F"), based on the heavily-played remix of "Axel F", known as the theme of Beverly Hills Cop. The advertisements for the tone, widely displayed on the media, were asserted to seriously mislead the target audience - children.

I have found an article here about it [3]. I deleted it because it is confusing and should really be in [Jamster]] and does not seem importamnt enough to be on this page.--Clawed 10:08, 11 October 2005 (UTC)

Weblogs, Inc.[edit]

If we're talking about Jason Calacanis's blog network Weblogs, Inc., Verisign didn't buy it. AOL did. But is there another company with the same name? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 17:46, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

GA Failed[edit]

This article failed the GA noms due to lack of references. Tarret 01:54, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:VeriSign.png[edit]

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Jamster ringtone scam[edit]

Article does not mention Verisign's involvement with the Jamster ringtone scam [4] —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:28, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Goldmine International And Verisign[edit]

THe Question is that the Company Goldmine International OF Network Marketing is Secured By Verisign OR Not ???? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:52, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

Updating page to reflect major changes at Verisign[edit]

Hello all. I am a representative of Verisign and I am going to be updating this page to reflect the big changes which have been going on here (no longer selling SSL certs, new logo, etc.). Feel free to pitch in wherever/whenever you want. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nkagrawal (talkcontribs) 19:51, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: page moved. Vegaswikian (talk) 21:00, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

VeriSignVerisign — Verisign has changed its name to include a lowercase "s" as part of the divestiture agreement with Symantec. "VeriSign" refers to a product now sold by Symantec and is no longer part of Verisign branding. Nkagrawal (talk) 17:47, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Hacked servers?[edit]

/. cites that VeriSign was hacked back in 2010 and the managers did nothing about it. (talk) 18:36, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

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Founding Date Correction[edit]

I am a representative of Verisign. I want to suggest an edit. The correct founding date of Verisign is April 12, 1995 and not June 2, 1995 as indicated in the article. Here’s a link to support the correction: Jbhanger (talk) 18:34, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

Proposing minor edit on the Naming Service paragraph. “processing changes to that file once they are ordered by ICANN and approved by the U.S Department of Commerce.” Proposing edit to “processing changes to that file once they are ordered by ICANN via IANA…” — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jbhanger (talkcontribs) 15:23, 28 March 2017 (UTC)