Court Case Against VeriSign, .Com Monopoly Revived

netczar writes “According to a post by John Levine on CircleID, as well as other sources, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has reversed a lower court decision which threw out an antitrust lawsuit several years ago by the Coalition for ICANN Transparency (CFIT) against VeriSign. Levine writes: ‘Back in 2005 an organization called the Coalition for ICANN Transparency burst upon the scene at the Vancouver ICANN meeting, and filed an anti-trust suit against VeriSign for their monopoly control of the .COM registry and of the market in expiring .COM domains. They didn’t do very well in the trial court, which granted Verisign’s motion to dismiss the case. But yesterday the Ninth Circuit reversed the trial court and put the suit back on track.'”

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