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VeriSign files suit against ICANN

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VeriSign files suit against ICANN

The dispute over who controls key portions of the Internet’s address system erupted into open conflict today when VeriSign, the world’s largest addressing company, sued the Internet’s most visible regulatory body, charging that it has been unfairly prevented from developing new services for Internet users. VeriSign’s lawsuit, filed in a Los Angeles federal court, claims that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) “has overstepped its authority by trying to become the regulator of the Internet.”

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