Verisign probed by US Dept of Justice over $135m .WEB auction

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  1. owl

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    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/10/doj_investigating_auction_of_dot_web/
     
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    While competition is a good thing, industries like this can be over-competitive. Meaning that it can lead to shady deals getting done in order to gain an advantage over the competition. Maybe that's what the DOJ is thinking.
     
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    It definitely was shady, but ICANN is to blame. They knew that Nu Dot Co. was Verisign bidding.
     
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    Well, it doesn't really come as a surprise, though, does it? These kind of companies just want to dominate on the market, and there is no line they will not cross to have that title.