Antitrust Claims V. Web Site Registry Co. Revived

Law360, New York (June 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a significant ruling for Web site owners, a federal appeals court has found that a coalition of Internet domain name registrars have successfully stated antitrust claims in a lawsuit against VeriSign Inc., which operates the .com and .net registries.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday handed down a ruling against the ubiquitous Web site operator VeriSign, finding that the Coalition for ICANN Transparency's complaint against the company sufficiently stated claims for conspiracy and restraint of trade, at least in regard...
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