, an Internet domain name registry, was granted a preliminary injunction against
The order bars Verio, a unit of
, from using Register.com's domain registry to target its customers.
Register.com's complaint alleged that Verio led Register.com customers to believe the two companies were affiliated. Register.com also said sending unsolicited emails was a violation of the agreement between the company and its users.
NTT Communications is owned by
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone
Register.com recently rose 44 cents, or 7.2%, to $6.50 in afternoon trading. Nippon Telegraph gained $2.63, or 6.6%, to $42.50.