Is a ‘symbol of public good’ on the Internet under attack?

Steven Melendez in Fast Company –

An organization intends to sell the .org domain name, predominantly used by nonprofits, to a private equity group—and nonprofits are protesting.

For many nonprofit organizations, having the .org domain name is a matter of prestige, conveying a sense of credibility to the public. For years, the organization that manages .org names, called the Public Interest Registry, has been in the hands of a nonprofit called the Internet Society.

But last fall, the Internet Society announced that it intended to sell the registry to Ethos Capital, a private equity firm, for more than $1.1 billion.


About Radnor Reports

Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is retired chairman of Radnor Inc., an international political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Known as a coalition builder, he has participated in election campaigns and legislative efforts in the United States and several other countries.
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