3/16/2000 -- A major new class action lawsuit was filed today in U.S.
Federal Court in San Francisco seeking the refund of over $800 million in
Internet domain name registration fees and an additional $900 million in
antitrust damages from Network Solutions, Inc. The eight named plaintiffs
contend that the 1995 "Cooperative Agreement" between NSI and the National
Science Foundation violates the taxing and commerce clauses of the U.S.
Constitution by permitting NSI to collect a $70 fee for every Internet
domain name registration, plus $35 yearly "renewal" fees. The suit also
alleges that the fees constitute an unlawful taking under the
Constitution, and also violate the Administrative Procedures Act and the
User Fee Statute.
Full story at <http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/000316/dc_aira_la_1.html>
John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/>
CABLE/DSL TIPS: <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/tech/cable_dsl.htm>