VeriSign Seeks Power To Shut Websites Without Court OK

Law360, Chicago (October 12, 2011, 2:42 PM EDT) -- Internet domain registration company VeriSign Inc. on Monday proposed a system that would allow it to shut down "abusive, nonlegitimate sites" without necessarily obtaining court orders first.

In a filing with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a nonprofit organization that sets policies for the Internet's domain name system, VeriSign said its proposed anti-abuse policy would allow it to deny, cancel or transfer any domain registration or to place any domain name on registry lock under certain conditions.

VeriSign would take those measures "to...
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