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posted by martyb on Friday November 15 2019, @04:38AM   Printer-friendly
from the what-to-do-now? dept.

Public Interest Registry, the non-profit organization managing the .ORG Top Level Domain (TLD) has been sold to investment firm Ethos Capital.

PIR was established by the Internet Society in 2002 to manage and operate the .ORG domain. Since then, .ORG has risen to become the largest purpose-driven domain used by millions of organizations and others to achieve their online goals.

[...]“This is an important and exciting development for both the Internet Society and Public Interest Registry,” said Andrew Sullivan, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Society, the organization that established Public Interest Registry. “This transaction will provide the Internet Society with an endowment of sustainable funding and the resources to advance our mission on a broader scale as we continue our work to make the Internet more open, accessible and secure – for everyone.

Obviously this comes as a complete and utter surprise to everybody, a couple of months after ICANN eliminated the .org price cap despite overwhelming opposition.

All of PIR’s domain operations and educational initiatives will continue, and there will be no disruption of service or support to the .ORG Community or other generic top-level domains operated by the organization.

It looks like all parties involved wisely decided not to comment on any expected price increases though.


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  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by aristarchus on Friday November 15 2019, @05:56AM (6 children)

    by aristarchus (2645) on Friday November 15 2019, @05:56AM (#920617) Journal

    Just to let everyone know, the words "Ethos" and "Ethics" are only tangentially related. ἦθος [wikipedia.org] in Greek can mean customary, and thus usual, somewhat like the word mores [wikipedia.org] in Latin, but then also related to the Greek νόμος, ('law'). ἠθικός [wikipedia.org] means doing the right thing, which is only related to habit or custom is those happen to be ethical.

    Now the kicker is that Capital can mean the center, or the highest, or scum-sucking merchantile bastards. So if this be true, that Ethos Capital is taking over a non-profit, larceny be afoot.

    And to Bradley13 in the heart of the universalist globalist beast that is capitalism in Swissland, what the heck does "Pretty much by deginition:" mean? denigation? deroganation? disinterstellarnigation?

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  • (Score: 1) by WeekendMonkey on Friday November 15 2019, @08:28AM (5 children)

    by WeekendMonkey (5209) Subscriber Badge on Friday November 15 2019, @08:28AM (#920635)

    I suspect "deginition" is definition, 'g' and 'f' being adjacent on the keyboard.

    • (Score: 2) by Bot on Friday November 15 2019, @10:08AM (4 children)

      by Bot (3902) Subscriber Badge on Friday November 15 2019, @10:08AM (#920644) Journal

      Aristarchus BTW would like to have a very adjacent gf.

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      • (Score: 2) by aristarchus on Friday November 15 2019, @11:05AM (2 children)

        by aristarchus (2645) on Friday November 15 2019, @11:05AM (#920652) Journal

        Το πληκτρολόγιό μου είναι στα Ελληνικά

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        • (Score: 2, Informative) by maxwell demon on Friday November 15 2019, @12:10PM

          by maxwell demon (1608) on Friday November 15 2019, @12:10PM (#920659) Journal

          Επίσης στο ελληνικό πληκτρολόγιο υπάρχουν φ και γ δίπλα-δίπλα.

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        • (Score: 2) by Bot on Saturday November 16 2019, @11:49PM

          by Bot (3902) Subscriber Badge on Saturday November 16 2019, @11:49PM (#921116) Journal

          QUOD?

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 15 2019, @03:28PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 15 2019, @03:28PM (#920699)

        They are adjacent at the end of his arms.