Opposition Mounts to Pending .ORG Sale

The pending sale of the .ORG domain registry to a private equity firm called Ethos Capital, first announced last November, has been met by a growing chorus of critics. ASAE and other nonprofit organizations quickly registered concern after the deal was announced that Ethos’ motives in acquiring the rights to run .ORG for more than… Read more »

ASAE Urges Government to Halt Sale of .ORG Registry

ASAE this week asked the federal government to intercede and stop the pending sale of the .ORG domain registry to the private equity firm Ethos Capital LLC. In late November, Public Interest Registry said it reached an agreement to be acquired by Ethos for an undisclosed price. Public Interest Registry has managed the .org domain… Read more »

.Org Domain Sold to Private Equity Firm

ASAE and other nonprofit organizations are concerned about increased online costs after the recent sale of the .org domain to a private equity firm called Ethos Capital LLC. Last week, Public Interest Registry said it reached an agreement to be acquired by Ethos for an undisclosed price. The deal is expected to close early next… Read more »

Honest Ads Act Reintroduced

This week a bipartisan group of legislators introduced the Honest Ads Act in the House and the Senate. The legislation would update disclosure and transparency rules for online political advertising. Political and social media ads sold online would be held to the same standard as those that appear on TV, radio, and print. Senators Amy… Read more »