Internet Numbering Authority Selects VeriSign For Core DNS Support

VeriSign Managed DNS Service Provides 100% Uptime Guarantee for Critical IP

Address Resolution Functions



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from VeriSign, Inc.

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire/ --
 VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq:   VRSN), the leading provider of Internet trust
 services, today announced that the American Registry for Internet Numbers
 (ARIN), the organization that administers and registers Internet Protocol (IP)
 numbers for North America, South America, the Caribbean, and sub-Saharan
 Africa, has selected VeriSign's Managed DNS Services to ensure the reliability
 and robust query response of its DNS (Domain Name System) zone file
 information.  VeriSign's Secondary Name Server Hosting, part of the company's
 suite of Managed DNS Services, will provide secondary name server support to
 ARIN's zones for inverse address mapping, which perform IP address-to-domain
 name resolution on the Internet.
     The Managed DNS Services suite leverages VeriSign's expertise in managing
 the .com, .net and .org zones with over 28 million names and 2.5 billion
 queries per day and the constellation of domain name servers around the globe
 that support them.  The Secondary Name Server Hosting service enables
 enterprises to outsource the management of their DNS name servers to VeriSign
 and provides a Service Level Agreement (SLA) guaranteeing 100% availability of
 the customer's DNS data 24 x 7, 365 days a year.  It is the only outsourced
 solution that allows businesses to host their DNS data on up to eight
 strategically located name servers in Asia, Europe and the US for improved
 reliability, availability and performance.
     "Inverse address mapping is a critical element of the Internet's
 functionality, and we wanted a partner who could provide the proper level of
 attention it deserves," said Raymond Plzak, president and CEO of ARIN.
 "VeriSign's Managed DNS Services meet our availability goals and will also
 help us improve overall system performance."
     With the Secondary Name Server Hosting service, VeriSign propagates a
 company's DNS information to a carrier-class network of globally distributed
 name servers located throughout the Internet. VeriSign's name servers then
 answer all queries for data in the zone, providing unmatched performance and
 geographical distribution.  Because the servers are located on different sites
 and networks, customers are protected from single-point-of-failure outages.
 The service also offers a screening option that identifies configuration
 errors in a customer's data that may adversely affect operations before the
 data is transferred to the VeriSign servers.
     "In managing IP addresses, ARIN provides core functions for the Internet
 that require guaranteed performance," said Bruce Chovnick, general manager of
 VeriSign's Global Registry Services division.  "By selecting VeriSign's
 Secondary Name Server Hosting service, they can rest assured that even
 emerging DNS issues will be identified and corrected before resulting in any
 loss of service."
     More information about Managed DNS Services is available at the VeriSign
 Web site ( http://www.verisign-grs.com/dns/managed.html ).
 
     About VeriSign
     VeriSign, Inc. is the leading provider of trusted infrastructure services
 to Web sites, enterprises, electronic commerce service providers and
 individuals. The company's domain name, digital certificate and payment
 services provide the critical Web identity, authentication and transaction
 infrastructure that online businesses require to conduct secure e-commerce and
 communications. VeriSign's services are available through its Web site
 (www.verisign.com) or through its direct sales force and reseller partners
 around the world.
 
     About ARIN
     ARIN is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of
 administration and registration of Internet Protocol (IP) numbers for North
 America, South America, the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa.  One of three
 Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) worldwide which collectively provide IP
 registration services to all regions around the globe, ARIN promotes the
 conservation of IP address space, maintains impartiality while determining the
 size of address blocks to be allocated or assigned, and supports efforts to
 keep the global routing tables to a manageable size to ensure routability of
 information over the Internet.
     Statements in this announcement other than historical data and information
 constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the
 Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
 These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause VeriSign's
 actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by such
 forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties include,
 among others, VeriSign's limited operating history under its current business
 structure, uncertainty of future revenue and profitability and potential
 fluctuations in quarterly operating results, increased competition, risks
 associated with the company's international business and risks related to
 potential security breaches.  More information about potential factors that
 could affect the company's business and financial results is included in
 VeriSign's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, especially in
 the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000.
 VeriSign undertakes no obligation to update any of the forward-looking
 statements after the date of this press release.
 
     NOTE:  VeriSign is a registered trademark of VeriSign, Inc.  Other names
 may be trademarks of their respective owners.
 
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SOURCE VeriSign, Inc.
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire/ --
 VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq:   VRSN), the leading provider of Internet trust
 services, today announced that the American Registry for Internet Numbers
 (ARIN), the organization that administers and registers Internet Protocol (IP)
 numbers for North America, South America, the Caribbean, and sub-Saharan
 Africa, has selected VeriSign's Managed DNS Services to ensure the reliability
 and robust query response of its DNS (Domain Name System) zone file
 information.  VeriSign's Secondary Name Server Hosting, part of the company's
 suite of Managed DNS Services, will provide secondary name server support to
 ARIN's zones for inverse address mapping, which perform IP address-to-domain
 name resolution on the Internet.
     The Managed DNS Services suite leverages VeriSign's expertise in managing
 the .com, .net and .org zones with over 28 million names and 2.5 billion
 queries per day and the constellation of domain name servers around the globe
 that support them.  The Secondary Name Server Hosting service enables
 enterprises to outsource the management of their DNS name servers to VeriSign
 and provides a Service Level Agreement (SLA) guaranteeing 100% availability of
 the customer's DNS data 24 x 7, 365 days a year.  It is the only outsourced
 solution that allows businesses to host their DNS data on up to eight
 strategically located name servers in Asia, Europe and the US for improved
 reliability, availability and performance.
     "Inverse address mapping is a critical element of the Internet's
 functionality, and we wanted a partner who could provide the proper level of
 attention it deserves," said Raymond Plzak, president and CEO of ARIN.
 "VeriSign's Managed DNS Services meet our availability goals and will also
 help us improve overall system performance."
     With the Secondary Name Server Hosting service, VeriSign propagates a
 company's DNS information to a carrier-class network of globally distributed
 name servers located throughout the Internet. VeriSign's name servers then
 answer all queries for data in the zone, providing unmatched performance and
 geographical distribution.  Because the servers are located on different sites
 and networks, customers are protected from single-point-of-failure outages.
 The service also offers a screening option that identifies configuration
 errors in a customer's data that may adversely affect operations before the
 data is transferred to the VeriSign servers.
     "In managing IP addresses, ARIN provides core functions for the Internet
 that require guaranteed performance," said Bruce Chovnick, general manager of
 VeriSign's Global Registry Services division.  "By selecting VeriSign's
 Secondary Name Server Hosting service, they can rest assured that even
 emerging DNS issues will be identified and corrected before resulting in any
 loss of service."
     More information about Managed DNS Services is available at the VeriSign
 Web site ( http://www.verisign-grs.com/dns/managed.html ).
 
     About VeriSign
     VeriSign, Inc. is the leading provider of trusted infrastructure services
 to Web sites, enterprises, electronic commerce service providers and
 individuals. The company's domain name, digital certificate and payment
 services provide the critical Web identity, authentication and transaction
 infrastructure that online businesses require to conduct secure e-commerce and
 communications. VeriSign's services are available through its Web site
 (www.verisign.com) or through its direct sales force and reseller partners
 around the world.
 
     About ARIN
     ARIN is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of
 administration and registration of Internet Protocol (IP) numbers for North
 America, South America, the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa.  One of three
 Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) worldwide which collectively provide IP
 registration services to all regions around the globe, ARIN promotes the
 conservation of IP address space, maintains impartiality while determining the
 size of address blocks to be allocated or assigned, and supports efforts to
 keep the global routing tables to a manageable size to ensure routability of
 information over the Internet.
     Statements in this announcement other than historical data and information
 constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the
 Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
 These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause VeriSign's
 actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by such
 forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties include,
 among others, VeriSign's limited operating history under its current business
 structure, uncertainty of future revenue and profitability and potential
 fluctuations in quarterly operating results, increased competition, risks
 associated with the company's international business and risks related to
 potential security breaches.  More information about potential factors that
 could affect the company's business and financial results is included in
 VeriSign's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, especially in
 the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000.
 VeriSign undertakes no obligation to update any of the forward-looking
 statements after the date of this press release.
 
     NOTE:  VeriSign is a registered trademark of VeriSign, Inc.  Other names
 may be trademarks of their respective owners.
 
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