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VeriSign suit against Net overseers dismissed

A federal judge dismissed an antitrust complaint against key Internet oversight group ICANN brought by VeriSign Inc.

By: ASSOCIATED PRESS
| Updated on: Aug 28 2004, 11:41 IST

A federal judge dismissed an antitrust complaint against a key Internet oversight group brought by a company that controls directories for guiding Internet users worldwide.

The ruling by US District Judge A Howard Matz on Thursday dismissed the suit brought by VeriSign Inc against the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.

The judge had previously dismissed the challenge but allowed VeriSign time to file an amended complaint.

In dismissing the antitrust suit, Matz said VeriSign could not claim that ICANN's board was dominated by VeriSign competitors. The judge ruled the antitrust claims could not be refiled.

The decision means breach of contract and other claims will move from the federal courts to a California state court. ICANN president and chief executive Paul Twomey said he hoped VeriSign would not pursue the case.

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First Published Date: 28 Aug, 11:37 IST
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