Save the .org TLD

This is very shady:

There is a campaign to oppose it:

For organisations with a .org domain it might make sense to renew it for 10 years before the sale completes.

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We have just had to contact all our clients who use .org

This is a super bad situation. I think a lot of people, including myself, don’t know anything about the governance and structures around these domains. Does anyone know any good resource for reading about it?

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That Reg article is the most comprehensive reporting we’ve come across so far,

The https://www.intgovforum.org/ is taking place this week in Berlin, our GN & APC people there report that this issue is being discussed, though probably not on formal agendas… i’ll report back if anything comes of that.

I’m not sure that buying 10 years in advance protects against future price rises unfortunately :frowning:

The deal is not concluded yet, and is so obviously dodgy that I really hope that we can stop the sale - we all need to support that campaign

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Here’s APC’s statement:

https://www.apc.org/en/pubs/apc-statement-proposed-sale-public-interest-registryorg-domain

calling for ICANN to add safeguards to ensure that the sale will not result in NFPs paying into a for-profit registrar. Our friends at ARTICLE 19 and the Danish Institute for Human Rights will be conducting a human rights impact assessment of the sale.

I wonder if CoTech could come up with a group statement/open letter?

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