Lawsuit targets Network Solutions, ICANN over the ‘front running’ of domain names

Network Solutions and ICANN are being sued over NSI’s alleged practice of locking up domain names as soon as they are searched for on its site, or front running, is the big story this week, described as “a very sophisticated form of price fixing” in the news release from the lawyers acting for Chris McElory in his federal class action. The lawsuit was filed by consumer law firm Kabateck Brown Kellner. Ars technica reports “McElroy believes that the grace period and refund policy should be eliminated entirely. ‘The only real solution to domain tasting is to eliminate the 5-day grace period,’ McElroy commented in a recent blog entry. ‘There is no real need for the grace period. For every one legitimate person dropping a domain name because they changed their mind, I’m betting there are 100,000 domain names that were ‘tasted’ by the pros.'”For more coverage, see:

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