dot-org TLD sale halted by ICANN

Bill Woodcock woody at
Fri May 1 12:02:47 UTC 2020

> On May 1, 2020, at 1:56 PM, james jones <james.voip at> wrote:
> I don't know if this feasible, I would rather see the ORG TLD in the hands of a nonprofit. That is just a personal feeling. I don't how practical that would be though.

That was, right up until the very last moment, a hard requirement in the 2002 criteria.  Feverish eleventh-hour work by beltway lobbyists got that restriction removed, last time.  It doesn’t need to be removed this time.


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