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A private equity firm is buying all of the .org domains - to be concerned or not?

Labeled as .org in gTLD Discussion started by Paul 11, Nov 29, 2019.

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  1. Paul 11

    Paul 11 Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Should we be concerned or not?

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/27/tech...nHHepvL4WbgAtio7a0QW3KbCviO8vk05xGl6CX4RTRGZs

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    "The concern is not just about this purchase," Rick Cohen, Chief Operating Officer at the National Council of Nonprofits, said in an interview with CNN Business. "It is about this purchase, coupled with the removal of pricing caps that have protected nonprofits from exorbitant price increases on the .org domains they rely upon."

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    "If you have one domain, and the domain cost goes up by $1, it's not a big deal, obviously," said Nevett."
    "But he added it's a bigger hit for "domainers," or people who own website domains as an investment. "If you have 50,000 domains and you're sitting on them, then that is a bigger hit to your annual costs," Nevett said.
     
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  2. xynames

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    The title is misleading the firm is not buying any domains rather it is buying the company that owns every .org domain on the web.

    But yes the concern is that future registration / renewal costs may go up.
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2019
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