March 2, 2001

VeriSign agrees to give up .org for extended rights to .com

Author: JT Smith

From "The company that keeps track of the most popular Internet addresses said
Thursday it agreed to give up control of domain names ending in .org in exchange for extending
rights to the lucrative .com names.

If approved, VeriSign Inc. would avoid having to sell part of its business to meet the terms of an
existing contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the
organization selected by the U.S. government in 1998 to oversee Internet addresses."

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