Doj

  • .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 .web applicant Nu…

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

    … auction described in the attachment to your letter. Verisign asked ICANN’s permission to auction o.com, with most of the the proceeds going to good causes, after over a decade of nagging from retailer Overstock.com, which desperately wants to own the currently reserved name. It would set a precedent for the company to sell off the remaining 22 single…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 9 readers -
  • DOJ to charge four in Yahoo hacks

    … DOJ to charge four in Yahoo hacks It seems that the Yahoo hacks have been in the news forever. For the past few months we’ve been hearing about hack after hack after hack that exposed hundreds of millions of accounts to the masses. The data breaches were so bad not only did it cause Verizon to ask for a $350 million dollar discount…

    Greg's Corner- 28 readers -
  • Antitrust feds probing Verisign’s .web deal

    … DoJ investigation, if we take Bidzos’ words at face value, appears to focus on what Verisign plans to do with .web once it is live. It’s the view of many that .web would be the new gTLD best positioned as an alternative to .com, which makes Verisign hundreds of millions of dollars a year. It’s my view that it would make perfect sense for Verisign…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -