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Dot Org is For Sale to the Highest Bidder: the Ongoing Death of Trust

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For more information, search, limit your search by date, and for heaven’s sake don’t click on the ads: dot org icann domain registry sale

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), among others, has been following this domain registry sale. See e.g.:

ICANN Needs To Ask More Questions About the Sale of .ORG,” by Mitch Stoltz, January 17, 2020

Cory Doctorow and others will be speaking on January 24, 2020:

EFF Activists To Demonstrate Against Sell Out of .ORG to Private Equity at Los Angeles Protest Rally at ICANN’s LA Headquarters Will Feature EFF Special Advisor Cory Doctorow, Nonprofit Defenders,” JANUARY 23, 2020

More:

“Internet world despairs as non-profit .org sold for $$$$ to private equity firm, price caps axed: Sale comes within months of DNS overseer pushing through controversial contract change,” by Kieren McCarthy, San Francisco 20 Nov 2019

You can call ICANN (page archived here), your elected representatives, your domain registry, and others to express your dis/pleasure with this sale.

Twitter: #savedotorg is one among other Twitter hashtags following this story. You can also retweet @icann among other tags and feeds that appear.