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.web ruling might not come this year

A decision about who gets to run the .web gTLD may not arrive until early next year, according to Verisign CEO Jim Bidzos. “A final decision from the [Independent Review Process[ panel may be issued later this year or early next year,” he t...
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ICANN responds to Afilias’ .Web emergency stay request

Non-profit domain overseer argues that an emergency stay isn’t required. ICANN has responded to a request by Afilias to stay any ICANN actions that would further the delegation of the .Web top level domain while the International Centre for Dispute Resolution considers a complaint that Afilias filed. (Here’s the backstory.) In its opposition to the […]

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Department of Justice closes investigation on Verisign running .web

Verisign believes ICANN will now sign the .web contract with Nu Dot Co, and then transfer the domain to Verisign. Verisign has announced that the antitrust investigation into the company’s plans to run the .web domain name has been closed, apparently without taking action. In an SEC filing, the company stated: As the Company previously […]

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.web closer to reality as antitrust probe ends

Verisign has been given the all-clear by the US government to go ahead and run the new gTLD .web, despite competition concerns. The Department of Justice told the company yesterday that the antitrust investigation it launched almost exactly a year ago ...
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