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, an Internet domain name registry, was granted a preliminary injunction against



The order bars Verio, a unit of

NTT Communications

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, from using's domain registry to target its customers.'s complaint alleged that Verio led customers to believe the two companies were affiliated. 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


. recently rose 44 cents, or 7.2%, to $6.50 in afternoon trading. Nippon Telegraph gained $2.63, or 6.6%, to $42.50.