DoC, ICANN defendants in sitefinder lawsuit

Ira Rothken on Politech: We decided to add ICANN and the United States Department of Commerce to our Federal Case in Northern California (Syncalot v. Verisign) involving the legality of Verisign’s SiteFinder service. We added the above additional …

Ira Rothken on Politech: We decided to add ICANN and the United States Department of Commerce to our Federal Case in Northern California (Syncalot v. Verisign) involving the legality of Verisign’s SiteFinder service. We added the above additional parties in an effort to have a more complete record and a full and fair adjudication of the issues. We are seeking to enjoin the SiteFinder service and declare it illegal. Here is a link to the First Amended Complaint which alleges, amongst other things, that Verisign breached its agreements and violated the law when it attempted to use control of the domain name root server to “break the Internet” and monetize domain name properties it did not own.Later: Bret Fausett has read the complaint and suggests that the lawyers in question haven’t done their homework.