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Internet Society's Vint 'father of the 'net' Cerf dodges dot-org sell-off during public Q&A


Re: That's irrelevant.

Not at all irrelevant. It does not matter that .org was not meant exclusively for non-profits. What matters is that non-profits, for decades, had no other TLD that fit (that was appropriate to their charter). (Furthermore, for what it's worth, the public probably thinks of the .org TLD as being at least primarily for non-profits.)

If this deal is consummated, it seems likely that all .org domain-holders will have to pay a fortune to keep their TLD, or move to a new one, all because an insider with a conflict of interest was able to pull off a quick and quiet deal before anyone could stop it.

Where’s the public interest? Where’s the governance? Where’s the transparency? Where’s the oversight?

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