ICANN Responds to VeriSign Suit
The domain name oversight body says it is "disappointed" that VeriSign chose litigation and questions the timing of the lawsuit.A day after VeriSign--the company that manages the Internets most popular domainssued the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization offered a short response. In a statement released on Friday, ICANN said it has worked closely with VeriSign in recent years and is "disappointed that VeriSign has again chosen confrontation over consensus." "It is ironic that VeriSign has decided upon this path at the beginning of a week where the Internet community is convening in Rome for inclusive bottom-up discussions on issues of importance to registries," the statement continued.
ICANN on Tuesday opens a series of wide-ranging public meetings in Italy. Part of the discussions are expected to cover reform efforts, along with trying to improve the process for registries such as VeriSign to introduce new services.