Internet Society to Sell Control of Org Registry

Source: Access Now

The Internet Society (ISOC) is selling the control of the .ORG domain registry to a for-profit private equity firm called Ethos Capital, which will pay $1.135 billion.

Access Now, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting digital rights, is calling on the Internet Society to stop the sale of the domain registry until they can get answers on how it would impact stakeholders and society overall.

“A change in ownership and practices of the registry could be very disruptive, as nonprofits may have to migrate their websites, email addresses, and their entire online presences to other TLDs, which would likely cause chaos,” writes Access Now.

Internet Society apparently made the decision without consulting any stakeholders and those registered.

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