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Quincy Larson
🚨PSA🚨 A private equity company just bought the rights to the entire .ORG domain registry. Oh, and removed price caps, too. If your nonprofit owns a .org domain, go extend your registration out to the maximum 10 years before prices skyrocket.
Sale comes within months of DNS overseer pushing through controversial contract change
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Gemma Nov 22
Replying to @ossia @ICANN
Wow how depressing. Greed over all.
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Julia Flament-Wallin Nov 22
Replying to @gsw2301 @ossia @ICANN
I didn't know it was possible to buy an entire domain registry 😳
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Dirk Peters Nov 22
Replying to @ossia @ICANN
Yikes! I didn't even realize something like this was legally possible.
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Quincy Larson Nov 22
Replying to @halfalpine @ICANN
It shouldn't be. But this is the natural course of things. Corruption always creeps if everyday people like you and me don't fight to beat it back.
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Thomas Leavitt Nov 23
Replying to @ossia @ICANN
I've owned and since the 1990s. I find it appalling that a TLD intended for non-commercial use (but not restricted to it) is operated by anything other than a non-profit collective.
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Quincy Larson Nov 23
Replying to @tvleavitt @ICANN
I wouldn't be opposed to it since having non-nonprofits like craigslist .org use it dillutes the benefit of .org domains for nonprofits. For a while anyone could get a .edu TLD but then they restricted it to just universities which was definitely the right call imho.
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JADESIGNLOVIN' Nov 23
Replying to @ossia @ICANN
What does TLD mean?
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Quincy Larson Nov 23
Replying to @jadesignlovin @ICANN
Top Level Domain.
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Alex & FinTech Nov 23
Replying to @ossia @ICANN
do you qualify for '.edu'?
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Quincy Larson Nov 23
Replying to @AlexandFinTech @ICANN
You have to be an accredited university to qualify for an .edu and I think there are other requirements, too.
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