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Why ICANN Rejected .org Sale?

Labeled as domains in Domain Industry News, started by Lox, Apr 19, 2021

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  1. Lox

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    ICANN shall not enter into any agreement with any successor registry to NSI to operate the .com, .net or .org registries without prior approval of the DOC of such successor registry.

    According to this extant obligation, ICANN must obtain prior approval from the Commerce Department to approve the sale of the .org registry. It is probably safe to assume that ICANN did not want to do anything that would publicly reveal its subordinate position to the U.S. government for purposes of the .com, .net, and .org Internet registries. This is made even more so when considering California Attorney General Xavier Becerra's strident objections to the planned sale.

    Disturbingly, ICANN may have already violated other provisions of its agreements with the U.S. government when it amended the .org registry agreement to remove pricing consumer safeguards in the weeks prior to the announcement of the failed .org sale.

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    Interesting
     

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