ICM, ICANN Get Claims Cut From '.XXX' Antitrust Case

Law360, New York (August 14, 2012, 10:21 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge pared a suit Tuesday claiming ICM Registry LLC and the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers used an anti-competitive process to approve the new ".xxx" top-level domain name, finding no affirmative registration market exists for the .xxx extensions.

ICM, which last year won approval from ICANN to provide registry services for websites seeking to use the .xxx extension, was sued along with the Internet protocol nonprofit in November based on claims that the deal — for which there were no other...
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