| Verisign provides domain name registry services and internet infrastructure, enabling internet navigation for domain names (Registry Services). Registry Services operates the authoritative directory of the back-end systems for all .com, .net, .cc, .tv, .gov, .jobs, .edu and .name domain names, among others. Co. is the registry of domain names within the .com, .net, and .name generic top-level domains, among others, under agreements with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and also, with respect to the .com agreement, the U.S. Department of Commerce. Security Services comprise of Distributed Denial of Service Protection Services and Managed Domain Name System Services. The Verisign YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the Verisign YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether Verisign YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the VRSN YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
coverage universe of many stocks and ETFs to be able to compare YTD returns.