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Ethos Capital rolling on the floor laughing after #Verisign agreement with #ICANN

Late last year, we discussed the obsession of domain investors with the transition of dot .ORG Registry, PIR, into the lap of Ethos Capital. The latter is a newly formed capitalist fund, backed by conservative investors. Many speculated that Ethos Capital lacks any experience in managing the quintessential TLD for organizations and non-profits. In that […]

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Internet Reboot Report: The year 2020 is all about .ORG #domains

It’s almost 2020 and the Internet Reboot Institute shared details directly from its latest Internet Reboot Report – a well-respected publication about the Internet, domains, and the global reboot status. The report is jam-packed with scientifically researched analysis, raw data on domain name investing, and other hand-picked information from Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Rick Schwartz’s […]

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Today : Community call on the ISoc sale of #PIR and dot #ORG

At 3pm Eastern time today, there will be a public community call on the sale of PIR, Registry for .ORG domains, by the Internet Society (ISoc.) Participating in the one hour event is free and can be joined via a web browser here. The event is organized by NTEN and will be presented in English. […]

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Quality #ORG domain names will sell nicely regardless of renewal fees

The controversy surrounding the timing of the sale of PIR, managers of .ORG, is ongoing. Time will tell whether there was an underlying agenda in how the acquisition of PIR by fresh corp Ethos Capital followed the uncapping of .ORG prices, with the blessings of ICANN. For now, it seems that renewal fees are of […]

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Techdirt : Sketchy #ICANN executives and the #ORG deal

An article at Techdirt refers to the “self-serving” .ORG deal as the result of very “sketchy” actions by executives at ICANN. The article points out the various steps in the deal that secured the removal of price caps for .ORG domains, and once this was in place, the announcement of PIR’s sale for a reputedly […]

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Girl #Scouts of America and the #YMCA protest the sale of .ORG registry to Ethos Capital

The Girl Scouts of America and the YMCA have joined numerous organizations, protesting the sale of PIR – the Registry for .ORG domains – to Ethos Capital. According to a BBC article, the Internet Society has been sent almost 7,000 letters asking it to halt the sale of PIR to Ethos, as part of a […]

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Dot .ORGy : #PIR confirms Fadi Chehade link, defends sale of company to Ethos Capital

PIR, managers of the dot .ORG TLD, have launched a new website, called “Key Points about .ORG.” The web site, at KeyPointsAbout.ORG, contains some new information about its acquisition by for-profit company, Ethos Capital. PIR also confirms the link to former ICANN president, Fadi Chehade: Is Fadi Chehade involved in this transaction? Fadi Chehade’s company, […]

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