The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to overturn a U.S. Court of Appeals’ dismissal of a lawsuit against dominant domain registrar Network Solutions, Inc., thereby validating the company’s domain registration fee structure.The high court issued no comment or dissent in rejecting the appeal by a group of nine companies and individuals that sued Network Solutions and the National Science Foundation (NSF) for imposing and collecting what they considered to be an unconstitutional tax.The NSF first established a cooperative agreement with NSI in 1993, when it reimbursed the company for the cost of Internet domain registration. In 1995, the agency opted to allow NSI to start charging users $100 (US$) for a two-year registration, with $30 of that figure going into a government fund.The government later stopped collecting the fee, and NSI set $70 as the going rate for an initial registration. Congress later voted to allow the fees.Tuesday’s ruling also let stand a decision by a judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that NSI did not violate the federal antitrust laws. The judge dismissed the class-action lawsuit against NSI and the NSF back in April 1998. The suit alleged that the NSF had, by virtue… Read full this story
- Iceland's Appellate Court Upholds Sentencing Of Murderer
- Public prosecutors uphold rebellion charge against Catalan independence leaders
- Alyssa Milano Teased as She Offers Her Ribs to SCOTUS Justice
- Commentary: Unions protect workers' hard-earned benefits
- The Best Ways to End Surprise Medical Billing
- George HW Bush (1924-2018)
- Andrea Martin: There is no place in our Constitution for a blasphemy offence for which no one will be convicted
- Face Oculta convictions
- Justices reject overtime argument by Port Authority of Guam workers
- Huawei faces bill for tens of millions for 'theft of 4G technology'
Supreme Court Upholds Network Solutions' Domain Fees have 289 words, post on www.ecommercetimes.com at January 18, 2000. This is cached page on CuBird. If you want remove this page, please contact us.