We did it! You may remember that the .org registry was at threat of being sold, and future .org rates and policies were at risk of changing at the whim of a private company.
Late last week, the sale of the .org domain registry to a private capital firm was rejected by ICANN. This is a huge victory of the global nonprofit sector!
NTEN, Open Media, EFF, and Fight for the Future all helped lead a campaign to collect tens of thousands of signatures from organizations and individuals who care about an affordable and community-managed .org domain. You may very well have signed on as an individual or organization to raise your voice. And it worked!
It’s been a challenging past few months for us all, and this is a wonderful bright spot! Congratulations and thank you! When we join together, we can make positive changes for nonprofit websites.