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Reshma Kumar | 09 Jul 2010 | 0 comments

NetworkWith the expanding options online for top-level domains, we have added to and refreshed the gTLD services section of the site.

Using a tabset layout to showcase the various new gTLD options and provide information for applicants, all the content is aggregated into a singular view with tabbed panes making it easy to follow. And anchoring most panes, is a graphic to the top left to reinforce the tab content and draw the eye in the desired direction. We have been finding that splitting the content area into dual columns where appropriate, is beneficial from the standpoint that it not only decreases the length of the page but it also follows more of that magazine layout which has become a little more popular online. Additionally, through the use of boxes to break up the content, hierarchical text treatments, and the subtle use of color, the content is parsed out...

Reshma Kumar | 25 May 2010 | 2 comments

We recently completed the full site redesign of the Watch.TV website. In November, 2009, we launched Phase I which was essentially the homepage. It has since changed substantially as part of this redesign.

The goal of this round of the redesign was to reflect the visual spirit of .TV [Dot TV] by making it more engaging through the use of visual communication styles to provide visitors with multiple paths-to-product and minimal copy through which to traverse. With the use of video, imagery, and information design, the site is intended to tell the story of the value of a .TV domain name and help users easily navigate to actually get one.

The design is a little unique for us in that it is edgy with the use of black and vivid color-coded pages. There are a number of dynamic elements...

Reshma Kumar | 18 Mar 2010 | 8 comments

VeriSign CEO, Mark McLaughlin, recently did a blog post on Fortune where he refers to projections of 500 million more Internet users and 1.1 billion more Internet-enabled devices by 2013. Those are staggering numbers and could have far-reaching implications for - amongst other things - user experience across the World Wide Web and Website accessibility from varying user agents given that Websites have become such a critical part of our daily lives and the commercial world. From a competitive standpoint, design and usability of sites will probably become even more paramount in helping Websites to standout and gain a competitive edge. As his post points out, "84 million .com websites alone drive $400 billion in annual economic activity" and "one in five Americans report that losing Internet access for 24 hours would effectively shut...

Reshma Kumar | 05 Jun 2009 | 0 comments

There are now 183 million domain names registered across all Top Level Domains (TLDs) which represents a three percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2008 and a twelve percent increase over the same quarter last year. This means that nearly 11.8 million new domain names were registered across all TLDs in the first quarter of 2009. While this reflects a 17 percent growth in new registrations over the fourth quarter of 2008, it is a 17 percent decline from the same quarter in the previous year. While domain names registered do not necessarily mean the equivalent number of Websites created, the numbers point to approximately 91 domain names registered per minute and if about 88 percent resolve to Websites, that would mean that roughly 80 new sites were created a minute or one a second.

Country Code Top Level Domain Names (ccTLDs) registered increased to 74.1 million, an 18 percent increase year over year and a four percent increase quarter over quarter. There were nearly...

Reshma Kumar | 20 Feb 2009 | 2 comments

The Internet continues to grow! There were 24 million new domain names registered in 2008 and 10.1 million new names in the fourth quarter of '08 across the all top level domains (TLDs). This brings the total number of domain name registrations across all TLDs to 177 million for 2008 - a 16 percent increase over the previous year and a 2 percent increase over the third quarter of '08. The five largest TLDs in terms of base size were .com, .cn (China), .de (Germany), .net, and .org.

The number of .com and .net domain names continues to climb as well. The overall base of .com and .net domain names grew to 90.4 million in 2008 - a 12 percent increase from 2007 and a 1 percent increase from the third quarter. Country Code Top Level Domain Names (ccTLDs) reached 71.1 million domain names - a 22 percent increase YOY and a 3 percent increase from the third quarter of 2008.

New domain name registrations across all TLDs have been growing at a decreasing rate compared to 2007...