November 16, 2000

Congress to examine ICANN/VeriSign Deal?

Author: JT Smith

ZDNet News reports: "VeriSign's subsidiary, Network Solutions Inc., has joined with several other companies accredited by ICANN to register domain names in .com, .org and .net in submitting a joint application for three new TLDs, .web, .info and .site. (California Representative Lois) Capps and (Massachusetts Representative Edward) Markey, both members of the House Commerce Committee, expressed concern that by approving this proposal, it would be in effect extending VeriSign's market share. They added that Image Online Design, which is located in Capps' district, has been running a .web TLD on an alternate root for several years."
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