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Domain battle comes to a head

After months of wrangling over control of the Net's lucrative domain name system, Network Solutions refuses to sign an agreement with the new nonprofit in charge of the Net's technical functions.

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Months of wrangling over control of the Net's lucrative domain name system have led to a painful stalemate as Network Solutions refuses to sign an agreement with the new nonprofit in charge of the Net's technical functions.

"Why would we give [ICANN] the right to decide if we can be in the business?"

- Don Telage, senior vice president, Network Solutions

 


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