Lawsuit marches on, creating legal headaches for many of Verisign’s competitors.
Why did Verisign sue .XYZ for disparaging .com and allegedly falsely inflating the company’s success?
It’s pretty clear that Verisign thinks new top level domain names pose a threat to .Com, otherwise it wouldn’t have bothered. This goes beyond .XYZ.
The lawsuit is surely costing Verisign and .XYZ a lot of money, something that the former has plenty of thanks to its monopoly on selling .com domain names. This week I reviewed the dockets related to the case, which now include over 200 items. Lawsuit filings show that Verisign is also pestering many other new TLD companies with the suit, including asking Donuts and domain system overlord ICANN to hand over documents.
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