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Domain Registry of Canada adopts “aggressive use of law” to silence critics

News | 07/25/2002 4:00 am EDT

Adopting a best-defence-is-a-strong-offence approach to a bitter domain name registry dispute, a prominent web registry is suing Tucows Inc. for more than $20 million over statements it claims are false and defamatory. The case stems from a longstanding debate over a practice some have claimed is tantamount to "slamming" – the switching of customers from one provider of services, especially telephony, to another by dubious means – and warnings issued by Tucows that Domain Registry of Canada is engaged in the practice.

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