This excerpt taken from the VRSN 10-K filed Jul 12, 2007.
Payment Gateway Business Sale
On November 18, 2005, we completed the sale of certain assets related to our payment gateway business to PayPal, Inc. and PayPal International Limited for $370 million in cash. This transaction was accounted for as a discontinued operation in accordance with SFAS No. 144 (SFAS 144), Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long Lived Assets (SFAS 144) and, accordingly, we have reclassified the consolidated financial statements for all periods to reflect this transaction.
Domain Name Registrar Business
On January 9, 2006, Network Solutions repaid in full all amounts outstanding under the Secured Senior Promissory Note dated November 25, 2003. In addition, Network Solutions redeemed our 15% equity interest in Network Solutions. We received approximately $47.8 million in total cash, which included the $26.5 million repayment of the note receivable and related interest and recognized a gain on investment of $21.3 million. As a result of the redemption of the membership interests, we no longer own equity interests in any Internet domain name registrars.
VeriSign Japan K.K.
On November 22, 2004, we sold 18,000 ordinary shares of our Tokyo-based, majority-owned consolidated subsidiary, VeriSign Japan K.K. (VeriSign Japan), representing approximately 7% of our ownership interest, for approximately $78 million. After giving effect to the sale, we continue to own a majority stake in VeriSign Japan equal to approximately 54% of VeriSign Japans total shares outstanding.