|Exchange:||NASDAQ national market|
|Industry:||Internet Content & Information|
|VeriSign, Inc. is a Delaware Corporation, incorporated on April 12, 1995. The Company is a provider of internet infrastructure services for the networked world. The Company provides domain name registry services and infrastructure assurance services. The Company operates one reportable segment: Naming Services. It consists of Registry Services and Network Intelligence & Availability (‘NIA’) Services. Registry Services operates the authoritative directory of all .com, .net, .cc, .tv, and .name domain names and the back-end systems for all .gov, .jobs and .edu domain names. NIA Services provides infrastructure assurance services to organizations and is comprised of Verisign iDefense Security Intelligence Services, Managed Domain Name System Services, and Distributed Denial of Service Protection Services. The Company’s operations infrastructure consists of three main Company-operated secure data centers in Dulles, Virginia; New Castle, Delaware; and Fribourg, Switzerland as well as approximately 70 globally distributed resolution sites, which includes both regional resolution sites and supersites. These secure data centers operate 24-hours a day, supporting its business units and services. The Company offers promotional marketing programs for its registrars based upon market conditions and the business environment in which the registrars operate. The Company markets its NIA Services through multiple distribution channels, including direct sales and indirect channels. The Company competes with numerous companies in each of the Registry Services and NIA Services businesses. The Company faces competition in the domain name registry space from other gTLD and ccTLD registries that are competing for the business of entities and individuals that are seeking to establish a Web presence. The Company also faces competition from service providers that offer outsourced domain name registration, resolution and other DNS services to organizations that require a reliable and scalable infrastructure. Among the competitors are Neustar, Inc., Afilias Limited, ARI Registry Services. The Company is subject to income taxes in both the U.S. and numerous foreign jurisdictions. As a public company, it is subject to the rules and regulations of the SEC.|
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