This excerpt taken from the VRSN 10-K filed Mar 3, 2009.
On October 1, 2008, VeriSign completed its acquisition of Global Name Registry, Limited (GNR), a United Kingdom based company that manages and operates the registry for the .name top level domain. VeriSign paid approximately $11.7 million in cash (net of cash acquired of $1.1 million) for the acquisition, which included approximately $0.6 million to cover certain transaction costs. VeriSign recorded goodwill of $1.2 million, other indefinite-lived intangible asset of $11.7 million, and assumed net liabilities of $1.2 million. GNR is included as part of the Companys 3IS segment. VeriSign had a pre-existing relationship with GNR, pursuant to a registry services agreement, whereby VeriSign provided certain registry services to GNR. The effective settlement of the pre-existing relationship, as a result of the acquisition, did not result in any gain or loss in the Consolidated Statement of Operations.