Andy Simpson

Andy Simpson

Senior Director, Corporate Strategy and Analytics at Verisign
Joined on August 14, 2014
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As a senior director in the Verisign Corporate Strategy and Analytics organization, Andy Simpson is responsible for studying end-user demand for domain names with a focus on the impact of emerging global markets and how registrants utilize their registered domain names. Andy also supports Verisign’s efforts to evaluate security and stability threats to the Domain Name System root zone.

Since joining Verisign in 2005, and before moving into broad scale domain name usage analysis, Andy contributed to multiple external-facing platforms that Verisign maintained before transitioning to and helping Verisign develop a Big Data technology stack, which is now the primary architecture for his domain name research efforts.

Andy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University.

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Website Usage Analysis in the New gTLDs

A recent study, by EURid and the Leuven Statistics Research Centre, set out to better understand the most common usage of websites that are linked to domains, and we thought it would be an interesting exercise to extend similar analysis to the new gTLD market. So, we analyzed all second-level domains registered in new gTLDs according to published zone files on June 29, 2014.  more

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