Reply to post: Re: Shamelessness is the new black

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

Yes Me Silver badge
WTF?

Re: Shamelessness is the new black

If it was decided that privatising .org was a Good Thing for the Internet

What on Earth do you mean? The TLD business was privatised in 1998 when the US Government forced the creation of ICANN. That's when .org was privatised, and when registering names became a competitive market -- whether you liked it or not (and I didn't, but facts are facts). After about 5 years, in 1983 .org was transferred to Public Interest Registry Inc. (which is itself a non-profit corporation, but there is no such restriction for other .org registrants).

If you actually read the information posted recently by pir.org, you might get a less distorted view of what is actually happening.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY TECH NEWSLETTER

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2020