Private Equity Ghouls Buy Non-Profit That Handles .Org Domains

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    Another ** greed grab.
     
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    Internet Society CEO: Most people don't care about the .org sell-off – and nothing short of a court order will stop it
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    Hi. I ran across your thread on the .ORG takeover topic. I'm on the board of the Cooperative Corporation of .ORG Registrants, ccor.org, which was put together to represent .ORG domain holders, as an alternative to being sold out to private equity.

    We've arrived at this situation because an organization that was supposed to be looking out for the .ORG domain reneged on that arrangement, and sold it out instead... We're trying to learn from that failure and come up with a solution that will be more permanent, so we aren't back here fixing this same problem again in a few years. The cooperative structure seemed like a good way to do that, because the board can't modify the Articles or Purposes once the membership is instantiated... and we've defined the membership as the full set of .ORG registrants, a majority of whom (six million globally) would have to vote to make any changes. There's a copy of the Articles at:

    https://medium.com/@ccor/charitable...ative-alternative-for-org-domain-769b61b40de2

    ...and it should be downloadable from the California Secretary of State web site eventually. Your input would be appreciated. We'd like to make this document as strong as possible, before it's locked in and immutable.

    If you all have any suggestions for us, or questions I can answer, please let me know.

    -Bill Woodcock
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    Packet Clearing House executive director
     
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    ICANN Needs To Ask More Questions About the Sale of .ORG
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    Blacknight boss calls for calm over .org sale to Ethos Capital
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    Firm unveils new promises in bid to buy dot-org registry
     
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    .ORG Isn’t Broken, and We Don’t Need Private Equity to ‘Fix’ It
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    EFF, Other Nonprofits, and California’s Attorney General Tell ICANN To Stop The Private Equity Takeover of .ORG
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    "ICANN delays .org sell off after California's attorney general intervenes at last minute, tears non-profit a new one over sale...

    ICANN has again delayed a decision on the sale of the .org registry, pushing the issue off for another month multiple sources with knowledge of Thursday's meeting, have told The Register..."

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/04/17/icann_california_org_sale_delay/
     
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    ICANN rejects sale of .org registry to for-profit investor group
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    ICANN: ICANN Board Withholds Consent for a Change of Control of the Public Interest Registry (PIR)

    EFF: Victory! ICANN Rejects .ORG Sale to Private Equity Firm Ethos Capital
     
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