VeriSign Antitrust Claim Against ICANN Dismissed

VeriSign spokesperson Brian O'Shaughnessy told TechNewsWorld that the dismissal of the antitrust claim involved only one of seven claims from VeriSign in the case. "It is the antitrust claim, which has a high level of burden of proof," O'Shaughnessy said. "The court simply asked us to supply more detail, more specificity to support our claim. The judge didn't make an interpretation on the merit of our claim."

With two courtroom opponents offering different interpretations of a recent ruling, VeriSign's claims of antitrust and breach of contract against the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the network's oversight body, came under the spotlight this week.

Earlier this week, A U.S. judge dismissed the antitrust claim from VeriSign, the registry that administers the .com and .net top-level domains (TLDs) under the authority of its agreement with ICANN. However, the dispute between the two will continue as the courts consider other issues, mainly the claim of contract violation.

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