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  • Antitrust feds probing Verisign’s .web deal

    …. Rather than applying for the gTLD itself, it secretly bankrolled shell company Nu Dot Co, which intends to transfer its .web contract to Verisign after it is signed. ICANN is being sued by rival applicant Donuts, which claims NDC should have been banned from the auction. Afilias, the auction runner up, is also challenging the outcome. But this new…

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  • Donuts loses $22.5m .web lawsuit as judge rules gTLD applicants cannot sue

    … out to be completely correct. Donuts argued that ICANN failed to adequately vet NDC to uncover its secret sugar daddy. It wanted $22.5 million from ICANN — roughly what it would have received if the auction had been privately managed, rather than run by ICANN. But the judge ruled that Donuts’ covenant not to sue is enforceable. Because of that, he…

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  • Verisign and Afilias in open war over $135m .web

    … for the NDC bid. The plan is that NDC will transfer its .web ICANN contract to Verisign after it is awarded, assuming ICANN consents to the transfer. Afilias has since revealed that it came second in the auction. It now wants ICANN to overturn the result of the auction, awarding .web to Afilias as runner-up instead. The company argues that NDC…

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  • Could ICANN reject Verisign’s $135m .web bid?

    … deals predated, but were not disclosed in, the respective applications. There’s the recipe here for a messy, protracted bun fight over .web, which should come as no surprise to anyone. Tweet Tagged: .blog, .web, afilias, auction, donuts, ICANN, irp, ndc, new gTLDs, nu dot co, reconsideration, verisign …

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  • Donuts .web claims “discredited”, ICANN tells court

    … by forcing an ICANN-run last-resort auction. Its belief is based on a June 7 email from NDC CFO Jose Rasco that alludes to COO Nicolai Bezsonoff no longer being with the company and makes reference to unspecified “powers that be” that are now in charge of the company. By not disclosing the alleged change of control to ICANN, NDC broke Application…

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