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Top Stories: Private equity company acquires .Org

Ethos Capital acquires .org for $1.135 billion. The biggest shock to many people in the domain industry in 2019 was Ethos Capital acquiring the .org registry contract from Internet Society for $1.135 billion. The deal was announced soon after ICANN removed price caps on .org domains, meaning that Ethos can charge whatever it wants when […]

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The interesting connection between the .Org deal and ICANN

Former ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé appears to have a connection to the latest big deal in the domain name industry. Former CEO of ICANN appears to have a connection to the firm that just bought the .Org registry. This morning, Internet Society announced it is selling Public Interest Registry, the non-profit that runs the .org […]

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Ted Cruz: ICANN CEO is misleading the U.S. Senate

Cruz is unhappy with ICANN CEO’s answers. Ted Cruz Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz released a statement today criticizing ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé’s response to Cruz’s questions about his involvement with the Chinese government. Cruz previously criticized Chehadé for his participation with World Internet Conference, a conference organized by the Chinese government. He […]

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What Fadi Chehadé should do in his last year as ICANN’s CEO

Here’s what companies and people want to see ICANN’s outgoing CEO accomplish before he leaves the post. ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé made the surprise announcement last week that he would step down from his role as CEO of the organization next March. I reached out to a number of companies and people in the ICANN […]

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Chehadé : It was just a misunderstanding

ICANN CEO explains domain “hogging” comments made during the Davos Annual Meeting. ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé has responded (pdf) to a letter from Internet Commerce Association (ICA) regarding domain “hogging” comments he made in a Huffington Post interview. In a video interview with Huffington Post in January, Chehadé said: “The reality is, the more there […]

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ICA responds to ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé’s “Hogging” remarks

ICANN boss made questionable comments in Davos last month. Internet Commerce Association has sent a letter (pdf) to ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé, following remarks Chehadé made at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos. In a video interview with Huffington Post, Chehadé said: The reality is, the more there are names, the less people […]

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ICANN 51 site shows funny tweet from parody Chehade account

Unfiltered tweet feed on ICANN website pokes fun at .xyz giveways. Like many meetings/conferences, ICANN publishes a tweetstream on its page for each meeting. That includes the site for the upcoming ICANN 51 meeting in Los Angeles, which pulls in all tweets with the hashtag #icann51. The conference is still a couple months away, so […]

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