Google’s Domain Grab Could Hinder Competition, Rivals Say

Law360, New York (March 19, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT) -- A group of Google Inc.'s rivals urged the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers on Tuesday to reject the Internet search giant's application for top-level domains like .search as anti-competitive, a week after Amazon.com Inc. faced similar complaints over its bid for .book.

FairSearch.org — a group that includes Microsoft Corp., Expedia Inc. and Oracle Corp., among others — lodged objections with ICANN over Google's request to pay for the rights to several of the new top-level domains, including .search, .fly and .map, the group...
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