ICANN prevails in antitrust lawsuit challenging settlement with VeriSign
Clients ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers)
Jones Day represented ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) in connection with an antitrust lawsuit brought in federal district court in San Jose, California, challenging ICANN's proposed settlement agreement with VeriSign related to the ".com" top level domain of the Internet. The suit alleged that VeriSign had an unlawful monopoly with respect to ".com", that ICANN conspired with VeriSign with respect to the monopoly, and that the agreement violated Sherman Act § 1. The court denied plaintiff's application for a temporary restraining order and dismissed plaintiff's original complaint, with leave to amend. The court then dismissed plaintiff's amended complaint with respect to all claims against ICANN, and plaintiff elected to drop ICANN as a defendant.
Coalition for ICANN Transparency v. VeriSign, Inc. and ICANN, Case No. 5:05-CV-04826 (N.D. Cal. 2006)