Company wants information and documents from Nu Dot Co and Verisign related to .web transaction.
New top level domain name company Donuts has asked a judge to let it undertake limited discovery to figure out what happened between Nu Dot Co and Verisign (NYSE: VRSN) as it relates to the .web domain name.
Nu Dot Co applied for .web, but at some point struck a deal with Verisign to transfer rights for the domain if it won it at an auction. Donuts (and other applicants for .web) believe the deal might have required a change to Nu Dot Co’s application.
For its part, Donuts sued ICANN and asked for $22.5 million, which it says is how much it would have received had the auction been handled privately instead of an auction of last resort. Click here to continue reading…