March 10, 1997 1:45 PM ET
VeriSign, Network Solutions to offer organizations 'one-stop registration' for the Net
By Jim Kerstetter

  VeriSign Inc. is partnering with Network Solutions Inc. to provide "one-stop registration" for Internet domains.

Company officials will announce at Internet World in Los Angeles this week that new domain registrants will have the option of receiving a VeriSign digital identification when they enroll with Network Solutions Inc., the provider of registration services for names within the .com, .net, .org, .edu and .gov domains.

In addition, the digital ID service will be available to the more than 1 million current Network Solutions domain customers, company officials said. The service, which allows a company to authenticate itself to customers, will be available immediately.

VeriSign, whose digital ID guarantees that a vendor on the Web is legitimate, has been a key player in the Secure Electronic Transaction initiative led by the major credit card associations and will be providing digital certificates for Internet credit card sales.

Registering for a new domain name costs $100 for a two-year registration and $50 per year for renewals. VeriSign's secure server certification service, including a digital ID, costs $290.

More information is available at VeriSign is based in Mountain View, Calif.

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