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.Org launches DNS Abuse Institute, to be led by Graeme Bunton

Institute will fund research, publish recommended practices, share data, and provide tools to identify and report DNS Abuse. Public Interest Registry, the registry for .org domains, today announced the establishment of the DNS Abuse Institute. The group will fund research, publish recommended practices, share data, and provide tools to identify and report DNS abuse including […]

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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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PIR calls for nominations for .Org Impact Awards

10 organizations that use .org domains will take home a total of $85,000. Public Interest Registry, the registry that manages .org domains, has opened nominations for its 2020 .Org Impact Awards. This year’s awards are a bit different from last year. Due to Covid-19, the awards will be announced online in “The Ten Days of […]

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.org sale officially dead

Public Interest Registry has formally announced that its proposed $1.13 billion acquisition by Ethos Capital is dead. The company told ICANN yesterday that it is withdrawing its request for a change of control under its .org contract and that it &#8220...
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The 2 remaining issues on .Org’s sale

ICANN wants more information about ownership and debt. ICANN has asked (pdf) Public Interest Registry (PIR), which manages .org, for more information about its proposed acquisition by Ethos Capital. PIR has responded to one of the requests by updating its Public Interest Commitments. But ICANN included two other key concerns in an April 3 letter […]

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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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Former ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom commenting on .Org deal

Beckstrom posed arguments during forum last week. On February 11, American University Washington College of Law held a program about the sale of .Org to private equity company Ethos Capital. Former ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom was in attendance, and he posed some good questions about the transaction. The video below starts playing at the point […]

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Ethos adds legally-binding provisions to try to save .Org deal

8-year price cap, censorship and data controls would be baked into registry agreement amendment. Ethos Capital, the company that is trying to acquire the .Org registry, took a big step today to try to push it over the finish line. It agreed to add a Public Interest Commitment (PIC) (pdf) to the registry agreement with […]

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ICANN Board quizzes Internet Society over .Org sale

Board questions how the deal is in the spirit of the original decision to assign .org contract to Internet Society. ICANN’s Board of Directors is asking Internet Society (ISOC) pointed questions about the proposed sale of Public Interest Registry, which operates .org, to private equity company Ethos Capital. Maarten Botterman, chair of the board, sent […]

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