Tech in the News: Sale of .org Domain to Private Equity Firm Sparks Battle over Internet Privacy

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Posted December 2, 2019

External Article: Financial Times

Georgia Institute of Technology School of Public Policy Professor Milton Mueller was recently quoted in the article "Sale of .org Domain to Private Equity Firm Sparks Battle over Internet Privacy," which was published by Financial Times on November 28.

Here's an excerpt:

The future of one of the internet’s most irreproachable neighbourhoods has just been thrown into doubt — and some of its residents are up in arms. The .org internet domain is a potent symbol for non-profit groups around the world, conveying such a strong sense of rectitude that some organisations have even included it in their offline names. So it was a shock to many users when the Internet Society, the US non-profit that owns .org, agreed earlier this month to sell the domain registry for an undisclosed sum to a newly established private equity firm called Ethos Capital.

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The School of Public Policy is a unit of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.