.web closer to reality as antitrust probe ends

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    Verisign has been given the all-clear by the US government to go ahead and run the new gTLD .web, despite competition concerns.

    The Department of Justice told the company yesterday that the antitrust investigation it launched almost exactly a year ago is now “closed”.

    Verisign’s secret proxy in the 2016 auction, the original .web applicant Nu Dot Co, now plans to try to execute its Registry Agreement with ICANN.

    That contract would then be assigned to Verisign through the normal ICANN process.

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