Verisign, Inc. is an American company based in Reston, Virginia, United States that operates a diverse array of network infrastructure, including two of the Internet's thirteen root nameservers, the authoritative registry for the .com, .net, and .name generic top-level domains and the .cc and .tv country-code top-level domains, and the back-end systems for the .jobs, .gov, and .edu top-level domains. Verisign also offers a range of security services, including managed DNS, Distributed Denial of Service mitigation and cyber-threat reporting.In 2010, Verisign sold its authentication business unit – which included SSL certificate, PKI, Verisign Trust Seal, and Verisign Identity Protection services – to Symantec for $1.28 billion. The deal capped a multi-year effort by Verisign to narrow its focus to its core infrastructure and security business units.Verisign's former CFO Brian Robins announced in August 2010 that the company would move from its original location of Mountain View, California, to Dulles in Northern Virginia by 2011 due to 95% of the company's business being on the East Coast. Wikipedia.
VeriSign | Date: 2015-03-06
Embodiments relate to systems, devices, and computer-implemented methods for managing domain name space collisions by accessing information, such as a domain name string, corresponding to a domain name resolution request and response. Based on at least the domain name string, a type of use value associated with the request can be determined. Based on at least the type of use value, a name collision risk value for the request can be determined. If the name collision risk value indicates there is a specified risk of a domain name string collision, then a domain name collision mitigation strategy can be generated and/or implemented.
VeriSign | Date: 2015-05-27
A method of publishing a publication message includes receiving, at one of a plurality of first relays, a subscription request from a first client and transmitting the subscription request from the one of the plurality of first relays to only one of a plurality of central relays. The method also includes receiving, at another of the plurality of first relays, a publication request from a second client. The publication request includes the publication message. The method further includes transmitting the publication message from the another of the plurality of first relays to all of the plurality of central relays, transmitting the publication message from at least one of the plurality of central relays to the one of the plurality of first relays, and transmitting the publication message from the one of the plurality of first relays to the first client.
VeriSign | Date: 2015-11-13
Methods and systems are disclosed for assessing an identifier. The method comprises receiving a string of characters making up the identifier and determining a keyboard type for a keyboard. The method further comprises calculating, by a calculator module, a typeability score for the identifier based on the string of characters and the keyboard type, wherein the typeability score signifies a difficulty of typing the identifier on the keyboard type. In certain embodiments, the method further comprises determining a finger positioning corresponding to a position of a typers fingers on the keyboard, and the typeability score is further based on the finger positioning. In some embodiments, the finger positioning is based on the typers typing habits.
VeriSign | Date: 2015-08-31
Systems and methods for performing DNSSEC signing are described in which digital signature operations may be performed by a network accessible signing server that is configured to interact with a separate client application. Exemplary methods may include receiving a signing request at the signing server from the client application to sign first data. The signing server may determine an active KSK and/or an active ZSK for the first data. The first data may then be transmitted by the signing server to a digital signature modules, which may include, for example, a hardware support module, or software signing applications. The signing server may receive a digitally signed version of the first data from the digital signature module, and provide the signed first data to the client application.
VeriSign | Date: 2015-08-21
Systems, apparatus, and methods for selecting a domain name from a plurality of domain names. A set of network traffic data for a plurality of domain names is accessed. A change in network traffic is determined based on the set of network traffic data. The change in network traffic of each of the plurality of domain names is compared with each other. At least one domain name of the plurality of domain names is selected based on the comparing of the change in network traffic of each of the plurality of domain names with each other. An action relating to the domain name of the plurality of domain names that was selected is performed.