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said late Thursday that it received a letter from


officials warning of possible delisting because it failed to file its quarterly report by an Aug. 14 deadline.

The company, which administers the .com and .net domain registry, had said previously that it would delay the filing of its 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30 because of its ongoing

stock-options probe.

VeriSign said it would request a hearing with the Nasdaq listing qualifications panel, and that pending a decision by the group its shares will remain listed on the Nasdaq.

Mountain View, Calif-based VeriSign said that it intends to file the 10-Q as soon as possible after it finishes its internal review.

Shares of the company rose 8 cents in recent after-hours trading to $19.39.