Antitrust

Competition law is law that promotes or seeks to maintain market competition by regulating anti-competitive conduct by companies.Competition law is known as antitrust law in the United States and anti-monopoly law in China and Russia. In previous years it has been known as trade practices law in the United Kingdom and Australia.The history of competition law reaches back to the Roman Empire. The business practices of market traders, guilds and governments have always been subject to scrutiny, and sometimes severe sanctions. Since the 20th century, competition law has become global.
Posts about Antitrust
    • .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 is now “closed”. Verisign’s secret proxy in the 2016 auction, the original .

      Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 10 readers -
  • Justice gives nod to O.com auction

    … The US Department of Justice does not intend to prevent Verisign from auctioning off the single-letter domain o.com. Aaron Hoag, chief of the department’s Technology & Financial Services Section, told ICANN in a letter (pdf) that it does not intend to probe Verisign’s proposal. The letter reads in its entirety: Your letter dated December…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 8 readers -
  • What the EU’s fine of Google could mean for the US

    … on the internet with their GMail. It has four times as many users as its next closest competitor, Yahoo Mail. While Google has some minor competition to its popular services, for all intents and purposes it is a virtual monopoly. So when the European Union handed down a $2.7 billion fine for violating EU antitrust regulations, you might think it was just…

    Greg's Cornerin Google- 23 readers -
  • Antitrust feds probing Verisign’s .web deal

    … US antitrust authorities are investigating Verisign over its anticipated operation of the .web gTLD. The probe was disclosed by company CEO Jim Bidzos in yesterday’s fourth-quarter earnings call. He said: On January 18, 2017, the company received a Civil Investigative Demand from the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
  • Five of the most interesting search stories from this week

    … It’s time for our weekly update from the world of search marketing and beyond. This week we have new antitrust measures against Google from Europe, new mobile shopping formats, and Google testing store inventory searches in GMB. New mobile formats from Google Google announced this week that it will soon begin rolling out new mobile features…

    Graham Charlton/ Search Engine Watch- 15 readers -