.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 »

ASAE Comments on ICANN’s Proposed Price Hikes

ASAE submitted comments this week on a proposal from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to remove all price controls on the .org top-level domain used by most associations and nonprofit organizations. Legacy domain extensions like .com and .org are technically entrusted to ICANN, the entity that manages the Internet’s address system…. Read more »