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Re: Stop the .org domain registry from being sold to a private for profi
Re: Stop the .org domain registry from being sold to a private for profit company
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 19:32:01 -0500
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Ah, it is a listserv ( https://npogroups.org/lists/info/tech-coop )
and network of tech businesses that are organized as worker
cooperatives ( https://www.techworker.coop/ ). There is a similar
group/listserv that is more international ( https://patio.ica.coop/
) although both have a worldwide reach. The worker cooperative
movement is very in line with free software.
On 2019-12-13 7:10 PM, Ryan Finnesey wrote:
Thanks. What is the tech coop?
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Subject: Stop the .org domain registry from being sold to a private for
I just saw this on the Tech-Coop listserv and thought it would be
relevant here: https://savedotorg.org/
(note, uBlock Origin blocks the form you need to fill out to sign it,
you have that app you need to disable it for it to work)
Message on the Tech-Coop listserv:
On 2019-12-03 6:09 PM, via tech-coop list wrote:
> Hi coop folks, I wanted to invite y'all to sign on to the Save .ORG
> As you may have heard, the Public Interest Registry (PIR) has removed
> price caps for renewing .ORG domain names, and now the entire .ORG
> registry may be sold off to a private equity firm, which would
> it for profit and with even less oversight from the community.
> We're asking the Internet Society and ICANN to reconsider this plan.
> You can sign on to our coalition letter by visiting
> https://savedotorg.org/ and clicking "Add your organization."
> Thanks! :)
> --mark B.
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