VeriSign 8-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 23, 2012
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On June 25, 2012, VeriSign, Inc. (Verisign or the Company) announced that on June 23, 2012, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved the renewal of the .com Registry Agreement between Verisign and ICANN (the Agreement) for the term commencing on December 1, 2012 through November 30, 2018. Verisigns Board of Directors approved the renewal of the Agreement on June 16, 2012.
In accordance with the Cooperative Agreement between the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) and Verisign, the Department will now undertake a review of the renewal of the Agreement. The Departments approval of the renewal of the Agreement is required for the renewal to be effective. The Agreement is expected to be renewed on or before November 30, 2012. There can be no assurance that the Department will approve the renewal of the Agreement or that renewal will occur on or before November 30, 2012.
A copy of this press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.