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 .web applicant Nu…

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

    … 7, 2017, to Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division, regarding VeriSign’s proposal to auction O.COM, has been referred to the Technology & Financial Services Section for review. After careful consideration of the matter, the Division can report that it does not intend to open an investigation into the proposed…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 9 readers -
  • ICANN punts auction to US watchdogs

    … Verisign’s proposed auction of the domain might have a negative effect on competition and is to be referred to US regulators. That’s according to ICANN’s response to the .com registry’s request to release the domain, which is among the 23 single-letter domains currently reserved under the terms of its contract. ICANN has determined…

    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

    …. 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…

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

    … have like this, then it could be affecting your crawl rate, in that if we waste a lot of time crawling content on your site and we miss the new content, then that’s probably not that great for you. “ Google in trouble with Europe (again) The European Commission has sent two ‘Statements of Objections’ to Google, on the following issues: Google…

    Graham Charlton/ Search Engine Watch- 16 readers -
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