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April 8, 2020 07:42

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US senators tell ICANN to reject .org deal

Five US senators have called on ICANN to not approve the acquisition of Public Interest Registry by Ethos Capital. The senators — all Democrats — said in a March 18 letter published today that the proposed $1.13 billion deal is “against the public interest”. The surprisingly detailed nine-page letter (pdf) was signed by Ron Wyden, […]

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.org decision delayed another month

ICANN has been given another month to decided whether or not to approve Ethos Capital’s proposed $1.13 billion acquisition of Public Interest Registry from the Internet Society. PIR said today that it has agreed to give ICANN until April 20 to give it the yay or nay on the controversial deal. It seems the disruption […]

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Delay .org deal because of… coronavirus? Gimme a break

Opponents of Public Interest Registry’s proposed acquisition by Ethos Capital are now claiming that ICANN should delay approval of the deal due to coronavirus. A statement, released yesterday by digital rights group Access Now with the apparent approval of several other like-minded groups, outlines a few reasons why coronavirus means ICANN should reject, or at […]

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GradeSlam raises $7.5 million rebrands to Paper.co

So Gradeslam.org put out a press release today and announced funding and a new name. They are moving from a .org to a .co. They are a Canadian company. MONTREAL, March 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — GradeSlam, the education company founded by McGill University graduates Philip Cutler and Roberto Cipriani, announced today that it has raised 7.5 […]

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ICANN chair: “all options open” on .org deal

ICANN has not yet decided to approve the acquisition of Public Interest Registry by Ethos Capital, but has not ruled out rejecting the deal either. That’s according to chair Maarten Botterman, speaking to his Governmental Advisory Committee this evening. At the online-only ICANN 67 meeting, he was asked by GAC chair Manal Ismail whether ICANN […]

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EFF questions ICANN at Winter Meetings with regards to .org sale

The Electronic Frontier Foundation published an article today after participating in a public forum today The forum was part of ICANN’s winter meeting. Elliot Harmon and Mitch Stoltz stated that ICANN did not answer any of their questions today. Ethos Capital is out there trying to ease some of the fears by forming a stewardship […]

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Could .org debate bring back the glory days of ICANN public forums?

ICANN is going to devote 90 minutes to discussing the controversial acquisition of Public Interest Registry by Ethos Capital on Monday, and the sparks could fly. It’s actually going to be the first formal session of the abridged, online-only ICANN 67 meeting, which had been due to take place in Cancun but will now be […]

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.Org update: Two more opportunities to comment on proposed takeover

PIR and ICANN offering more opportunities to provide feedback. People with opinions on Ethos Capital’s planned takeover of Public Interest Registry (PIR), the group that operates the .org top level domain name, have two upcoming opportunities to be heard. First, PIR has opened a brief public engagement about the proposed sale. It’s asking for people […]

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Ethos volunteers for .org pricing handcuffs

Ethos Capital has volunteered to have price caps written back into Public Interest Registry’s .org contract, should ICANN approve its $1.1 billion proposed acquisition. The private equity firm said Friday that it has offered to agree to a new, enforceable Public Interest Commitment that bakes its right to increase prices into the contract under a […]

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After selling for $7,500 in 2013 5G.org left to expire

5G.ORG closed at $6,150 on GoDaddy yesterday. The domain was previously sold for $7,500 in 2013. The domain name was under privacy at GoDaddy and parked at Sedo up until expiration. Historical Sales 7,500 USD on 2013-06-26 at Sedo In 2013 5G was a future standard, today all the buzz is about 5G. 5G – […]

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