28 votes

Why I Voted to Sell .ORG

12 comments

  1. [4]
    bloup
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    “We sold our only source of revenue because it just wasn’t enough revenue to fund our mission!” Makes perfect sense... “Don’t worry, Ethos Capital has to inform registrants of price increases 6...

    “We sold our only source of revenue because it just wasn’t enough revenue to fund our mission!” Makes perfect sense...

    “Don’t worry, Ethos Capital has to inform registrants of price increases 6 months in advance!”
    Commentor: “Uh... no they don’t”.
    “True, but I BELIEVE the information will percolate out!”

    This guy sounds like a complete tool.

    16 votes
    1. [3]
      cfabbro
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      Don't forget his argument that "they promised to only raise prices by 10% every year at most, and I trust them to stick to that"... even though they are a brand new private equity firm founded by...

      Don't forget his argument that "they promised to only raise prices by 10% every year at most, and I trust them to stick to that"... even though they are a brand new private equity firm founded by the greedy former head of ICANN who was responsible for the gTLD registry expansion debacle. And as we all know, for-profit corporations (especially private equity firms), never backpedal on promises or outright lie about their long term goals... so we should totally take them at their word that they are a force for good, and as such we can clearly stop worrying about this decision, and stop questioning the motivations of those who voted for it. /s

      10 votes
      1. bloup
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        I also don’t understand how a nonprofit could possibly ever justify selling off what is basically a free guaranteed source of revenue. Like most nonprofits are literally begging people for money...

        I also don’t understand how a nonprofit could possibly ever justify selling off what is basically a free guaranteed source of revenue. Like most nonprofits are literally begging people for money and here’s this guy trying to rationalize trading .org for a windfall.

        10 votes
      2. mftrhu
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        Hell, even if they stick to their "promise"? As plenty of other people have pointed out already, 10% a year is ridiculous, and it would translate to the price of an .org domain doubling every...

        Hell, even if they stick to their "promise"? As plenty of other people have pointed out already, 10% a year is ridiculous, and it would translate to the price of an .org domain doubling every seven years.

        7 votes
  2. nothis
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    Yea, didn't expect some magical argument to pop up that suddenly counters the concerns of apparently pretty much everyone who cares about the internet. He says they did it because they wanted the...

    Yea, didn't expect some magical argument to pop up that suddenly counters the concerns of apparently pretty much everyone who cares about the internet. He says they did it because they wanted the money. That's his argument.

    11 votes
  3. [5]
    Flashynuff
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    I get a page not found?

    I get a page not found?

    1. [2]
      Crespyl
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      In my case I get a FireFox warning about an unsupported TLS version, but the page loads if I switch HTTP instead of HTTPS.

      In my case I get a FireFox warning about an unsupported TLS version, but the page loads if I switch HTTP instead of HTTPS.

      2 votes
      1. Deimos
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        Definitely seems like something's wrong with the HTTPS setup, I edited the link to point to http:// instead.

        Definitely seems like something's wrong with the HTTPS setup, I edited the link to point to http:// instead.

        1 vote
  4. clone1
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    TL;DR we wanted money and don't worry the company we sold it to probably won't be that evil.

    TL;DR we wanted money and don't worry the company we sold it to probably won't be that evil.

    1 vote