Friday, February 27, 2004
VeriSign Sues ICANN
Internet domain registrar VeriSign is again going up against the Internet's key nonprofit oversight organization, Marina del Rey-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), claming that the body is slow and inconsistent. VeriSign has sued in Los Angeles requesting damages and injunctive relief against ICANN. VeriSign has consistently clashed with ICANN and others over what many have seen as aggressive tactics to claim Internet territory. Last fall, VeriSign launched SiteFinder, a bid to redirect mistyped URLs to its own sites, but retreated after broad complaints and uproar in the Internet community.