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GoDaddy Backs ICANN Against VeriSign

The Scottsdale, Ariz., company announced the pledge Wednesday morning, as well as an open letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC) and various members of the Senate and House of Representatives, to combat the registry and its lawsuit filed last week against ICANN.

The lawsuit revolves around a number of issues, including the waiting-list service (WLS), a program instituted by VeriSign to consolidate soon-to-be-expired domain names under a service it provides. Ostensibly, VeriSign officials said WLS was designed to prevent the “professional scalping” of domain names, where registrars take money from people who want expiring domain names.

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