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ISOC CEO repeats the registry competition fallacy

There is no competition for domain renewals. Internet Society CEO Andrew Sullivan has responded to some of the uproar about his non-profit selling Public Interest Registry to a for-profit private equity company. In his response, he repeats the ICANN-given line about how registries can’t drastically increase their prices because of competition and temporary restrictions: There […]

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ICA asks ICANN to block .Org private equity deal in damning letter

Group calls out ICANN’s “terrible blunder”. Internet Commerce Association is asking domain overseer ICANN to block the sale of the .Org registry to Ethos Capital. It sent a damning letter (pdf) to ICANN today that states what many observers are thinking. In part: Surely you can now appreciate the terrible blunder that you have made. […]

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EFF files reconsideration request over .Org decision

Advocacy group blasts ICANN decision to apply URS to legacy top level domain. Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a Reconsideration Request with ICANN over the terms of ICANN’s contract renewal for .org with Public Interest Registry. It’s the second Reconsideration Request filed over the .org contract extension. Namecheap filed one primarily focused on pricing. […]

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A synopsis of new top level domains

PIR’s take is simple but on point. What is the future of new top level domain names? Is there a tipping point when they go mainstream? Is it just a matter of time? Or, perhaps, they will continue to be sideline players in the domain name ecosystem. Last week I wrote about Public Interest Registry’s […]

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PIR (.org) releases annual report, shows impact from new Afilias deal

Margins are up thanks to renegotiated contract with Afilias. Public Interest Registry (PIR), the organization that operates the .org top level domain, released its 2018 annual report today. The report includes data for 2018 and gives the first indications into its new contract with Afilias to run the technical backed of the registry. PIR put […]

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