What have the Romans done for you (or are going to do)?
As an owner of a .org domain, I read this article with interest.
It (the title) addressed itself to me.... but I gained no real insight on how I might be affected.
We do learn that there is plenty of money for the boys - $30m to Afilias & $30m to ISOC, leaving $20m for itself and advertising.
I'm not quite sure why we need to advertise .org but hey ho.....
Okay... so this group of people have managed to get themselves into an enviable position.... with money pouring in (well done them I guess).
So we learned this much.
... but what are the implications of "$30m stands between you and the contract to run all .org domains".
Okay... it's journalism, reporting events, only it's a bit like reporting a new medical procedure, without explaining what it does.
It seems PIR are gonna save themselves $20m.
So is it a better class of pop at lunchtime for them, or do we see domain fees slashed.... or what?
What does it all mean to us (perhaps a new viaduct)?