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Congressman Requests Oversight Hearing to Investigate VeriSign vs. ICANN Settlement


By Derek Iwasiuk
March 24, 2006

Noting that the Department of Commerce has given little evidence of ICANN oversight with regards to the VeriSign vs. ICANN settlement, Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) on Friday called on the House Judiciary Committee to formally investigate the settlement and its anti business, anti consumer, and anti competitive implications.

Congressman Wexler stated: "I am deeply concerned that the Department of Commerce is going to approve the assignment of control of the largest database on the Internet - the registry of '.COM' domains - without adequate time for review, public comment or government scrutiny required of a deal of this importance to global commerce and security."

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