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January 21, 2020 04:50

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SaveDotOrg to protest outside ICANN HQ. #lol

Good grief. Just when you thought the outrage over .org manager Public Interest Registry’s imminent sale to Ethos Capital couldn’t get any weirder, the #SaveDotOrg campaign has announced that it is going to physically protest ICANN’s headquarters in Los Angeles next week. From 0900 until 1100 local time, Friday January 24, they’ll gather to demand […]

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Now .org critics actually want to take over the registry, blocking billion-dollar sale

A group of ICANN alumni and non-profits want to block the $1.135 billion sale of .org manager Public Interest Registry and for ICANN to hand over the reins to a new not-for-profit entity. The Cooperative Corporation of .ORG Registrants was reportedly formed in California this week, supported by a long list of opponents of the […]

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ICANN delays .Org sale approval, calls for more transparency

Sale to Ethos delayed as ICANN requests more information. ICANN has delayed its approval of the sale of .Org to private equity company Ethos Capital by requesting more information. According to its contract with Public Interest Registry (PIR) to run .org, ICANN had 30 days from when PIR notified it of the transaction to request […]

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Video: watch the Q&A with Ethos, Internet Society and PIR

Ethos tries to assuage concerns, but non-profits have more questions. Last week NTEN, a group that helps non-profits use technology, held a Q&A with the three parties involved with the sale of .org: Private equity firm Ethos, Internet Society (ISOC), and Public Interest Registry. It was an interesting call and the first time we’ve really […]

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How Ethos Capital could restrict .org price increases

The private equity firm says it’s agreeable to putting price caps into concrete agreements. NTEN, a group that represents non-profits, held a conference call today with a number of participants impacted by the Internet Society’s transaction to sell .org to Ethos Capital. Ethos Capital founder Erik Brooks said that it is evaluating ways to put […]

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#SaveDotOrg to hold public web conference tomorrow with Ethos execs

The two top executives at Ethos Capital are due to confront non-profits that want to stymie its $1.13 billion acquisition of Public Interest Registry on a public call tomorrow. The call has been put together by NTEN, a conference organizer that focuses on the use of tech by non-profits. According to NTEN, the call will […]

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