Verisign Acquires

Verisign has confirmed their acquisition of the ping server network and related assets. See the Verisign blog post here as well.

We aren’t going to write a lot about it here on TechCrunch because Keith Teare and I were advisors to on the deal. I will say that I believe this is a game-changing event for the blogosphere.

Dave Winer, the founder of and the inventor of blog ping servers tells the story here (and kindly mentions our involvement).

If you’d like to understand more about ping servers, I wrote a profile of in July of this year.

For more coverage, you should also read Jason Kottke, Staci Kramer, Robert Scoble and Michael Bazeley.

Congratulations, Dave. You deserve this, my friend.