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News Updated 05/25/2001 03:15 PM EST

ICANN Votes to Let VeriSign Keep .com Registry/Registrar

In an unsurprising 12-3 vote, the ICANN board approved the ICANN staff's plan to renogotiate its agreement with VeriSign.

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ICANN Votes to Let VeriSign Keep .com Registry/Registrar   Afternic.com 4/2/01 04:06 PM EST
verisign will enjoy monopoly   anjan 4/7/01 05:42 PM EST

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