Company files motion to compel Network Solutions’ parent company to provide a witness.
Verisign has filed a motion (pdf) in a Florida court to compel Web.com, parent company of Network Solutions, to provide a witness to testify about how the registrar accounted for free .xyz domain names.
Network Solutions gave away perhaps hundreds of thousands of .xyz domain names last year. They weren’t just offered for free; They were placed in customer accounts on an opt-out basis.
Verisign is suing .XYZ for false advertising. Among its arguments is that .XYZ used these free domains as evidence that there was high demand for its .com alternative.
Verisign has already deposed one Web.com employee on the matter, but he was not able to answer questions about how the registrar accounted for the registrations.
In the motion to compel, Verisign wrote: Click here to continue reading…