Domain Name Registration Related News
VeriSign Under Fire for SiteFinder
VeriSign continues to draw fire for its SiteFinder service, which redirects all unknown or unregistered .com or .net domain names to the company's Web site. Two competitors have filed suit against the company, alleging that SiteFinder, launched last week, violates fair trade laws. They are seeking to block further use of the service.
Internet standards body ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, also has called on VeriSign to suspend the service and participate in a review of SiteFinder.
Popular Enterprises, the parent company of Netster.com, last week filed a US$100 million dollar lawsuit against VeriSign, charging that SiteFinder enables VeriSign to monopolize unregistered domains and to profit unfairly by redirecting all Internet traffic to such addresses to pay-for-placement sites controlled by VeriSign. The suit seeks an injunction preventing VeriSign from operating SiteFinder, and "to cease its monopolistic practices."
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