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2020 in Review: .Org sale

A top story this year was the sale of .org falling through. This is the third in a series of posts about the domain name industry in 2020. Read the others here. One of my predictions for 2020 was that Ethos Capital’s deal to acquire Public Interest Registry would go through despite widespread outrage. I […]

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2020 .Org Impact Awards announced

Public Interest Registry announces winners of 2020 awards. Public Interest Registry has announced the winners of the 2020 .Org Impact Awards. In previous years, the awards were presented at an awards ceremony. They were announced online over ten days this year due to the pandemic. Days for Girls International was the big winner. It walked […]

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NameFind let’s OKR.org expire – Oversight or a smart play?

OKR.org was left to expire and closed at $20,850. The interesting thing here is who owned it. GoDaddy’s own Namefind. Before NameFind the domain name was owned by Future Media Architects. NameFind shows up in the whois history according to DomainIQ in 2016 Referral URL: http://www.godaddy.com Updated Date: 2016-04-08T16:16:28Z Creation Date: 2003-11-13T15:35:39Z Registry Expiry Date: […]

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ICANN could block Donuts from buying Afilias

In what appears to be an almost unprecedented move, ICANN is to review Donuts’ proposed acquisition of rival Afilias at the highest level, raising a question mark over the industry mega-merger. The org’s board of directors will meet Thursda...
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NameSilo adds .org transfer promo to the mix

A couple days ago NameSilo announced a Black Friday/Cyber Monday special for .com at $7.99 and today they announced a below cost .org special for $9.99. Rounding off our Black Friday promotions – .ORG transfers are now below cost! Transfer your ....
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.Org launches new registrant rights/appeal mechanism

.Org registrants now get multiple appeals if their domains are suspended. Public Interest Registry (PIR), the registry for .org domain names, has unveiled a new appeals process for .org registrants who believe the registry unfairly suspended their domains. Last year, PIR suspended about 6,500 .org domain names for violating its policies. In almost all of […]

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