We’re getting confirmation that the rumors about Verisign buying Dave Winer’s Weblogs.com are true. The price is $2 million. What Verisign wants with Weblogs is another matter. Weblogs was one of the first, if not the first, centralized ping servers that blogs could use to alert the world to new content.

UPDATE: Scoble explains what Weblogs does. And Brian Sullivan wonders if the blogs hosted at the weblogs.com domain are part of the deal.

UPADTE2: The official confirmation is here, including info about Verisign’s plans for the service.

UPDATE3: Winer tells Paid Content the sale price was actually $2.3 million.