Jeannie McPherson

Jeannie McPherson

Product Management Director, Social Media and Mobile, Verisign
Joined on December 12, 2014
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Jeannie McPherson is the Product Management Director for Verisign’s social media and mobile initiatives. An avid social media and domain name enthusiast, Jeannie is responsible for managing the development and implementation of products and campaigns designed to illustrate the value of domain name registration for use with social media and mobile applications.

With a background in public relations, digital and social media marketing, and marketing communications for several leading technology companies including Verisign, Cisco and AOL, Jeannie brings a unique perspective to the Product Management team as well as first-hand experience with emerging use cases for domain names in social media and mobile applications. She joined Verisign in 2010 as the lead public relations manager for Verisign’s Security Services business. In 2013, she moved to the company’s newly formed Corporate Content Marketing team where she led the strategy for messaging and content development, and social media marketing. Before joining Verisign, Jeannie worked on content marketing for Cisco’s Collaboration business and held a variety of roles at AOL related to strategy, marketing and communications.

Jeannie has been published in a variety of magazines, newspapers and digital outlets, and is most recently a contributor to WIRED, Social Media Today and Circle ID. When she’s not promoting the benefits of having a branded online presence, you can find her searching for great domain names to add to her modest domain portfolio or sharing news and insights on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Jeannie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Loyola University New Orleans and a Master of Arts in Communication from George Mason University.

Except where otherwise noted, all postings by Jeannie McPherson on CircleID are licensed under a Creative Commons License.

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How Much Could Businesses and Consumers Save if .com Price Cap Benefits Were Passed On to Consumers?

Recently, a blogger whose website features posts and ads from domain speculators wondered what the cost of registering a .com domain name would be if somebody else ran the .com registry. But this blog post asks the more relevant question: "How much could businesses and consumers save if the benefit of .com price caps were passed along to consumers?" Now is a good time to focus on this question, since Verisign and the US Department of Commerce just amended their Cooperative Agreement to allow limited, regulated .com price increases. more

Many .COM Domain Names with Same Keywords as Premium New gTLDs are Available for Registration

Earlier this month, Andrew Allemann wrote a post on notable NameJet sales in which he discusses the sale of for $2,400 as "a perfect example of how wrong some domain registries are on their premium pricing." He mentions that the registry operator for the .rehab new generic top-level domain (new gTLD), has marked as a platinum domain name and asks: "Why would someone pay thousands (or tens of thousands) a year for when they could buy for just $2,400?" more

7 Key Questions to Ask When Choosing a Domain Name Extension

In the last three years, almost 1,000 new generic top-level domains (new gTLDs) have entered the market, increasing the previous 22 options for generic domain name extensions, like .com, .net and .org, by almost 5,000 percent. While expanded choice can be good for consumers, small businesses and website owners may be overwhelmed by the many different options and have a lot of questions about which domain extension is right for them or their brand. Recently I spoke with editors at WIRED about what their readers should ask themselves when determining how to choose the right domain name and it came down to the following seven key questions. more

The Real Facts About New gTLDs

Many with financial interests in new gTLDs, such as Donuts, have painted a rosy picture of how new gTLDs create greater availability of meaningful domain name options that the global masses have been waiting for. Their message seems to be: FINALLY, there is an alternative to .com in new domain extensions like .guru, .photography, .blackfriday and .tips. But, the reality is that we have always had options other than .com to choose from when registering a domain name. The challenge isn't choice, its relevance and credibility. more

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