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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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Is Chehadé why ICANN’s board is reviewing Afilias deal?

Fadi Chehadé is still on Donuts’ board. Top level domain name company Donuts announced last month that it is acquiring Afilias. Later this week, ICANN’s board of directors will consider a change of control request for Afilias. As Kevin Murphy of DomainIncite wrote in a post yesterday, it’s unusual for ICANN’s board to be consulted about […]

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Fadi Chehadé is now co-CEO of Ethos Capital

Former ICANN CEO is now a co-CEO of the private equity firm that tried to buy .org. Former ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé is currently listed as the co-CEO of Ethos Capital on the firm’s website. Ethos Capital tried to buy Public Interest Registry, the non-profit that runs .org domains, but ICANN denied the transaction. Chehadé’s […]

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Top Stories: Private equity company acquires .Org

Ethos Capital acquires .org for $1.135 billion. The biggest shock to many people in the domain industry in 2019 was Ethos Capital acquiring the .org registry contract from Internet Society for $1.135 billion. The deal was announced soon after ICANN removed price caps on .org domains, meaning that Ethos can charge whatever it wants when […]

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The interesting connection between the .Org deal and ICANN

Former ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé appears to have a connection to the latest big deal in the domain name industry. This morning, Internet Society announced it is selling Public Interest Registry, the non-profit that runs the .org domain name, to Ethos Capital. Ethos Capital isn’t exactly a household name. In fact, it appears to have […]

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