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Donuts to Acquire Afilias, it will be one huge domain registry

Donuts to Acquire Afilias, it will be one huge domain registry

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A deal is in the offing, and it's going to merge into one of the largest domain registries in the world. Donuts Inc., the global leader in next-generation top-level domains (TLD) and digital identity, has announced an agreement to purchase Afilias, Inc. for an undisclosed sum. The transaction, which will not include Afilias' mobile software and registrar businesses, is expected to close in Q4 2020, following successful completion of regulatory requirements. If you remember the recent fight for the soul of the .org registry, PIR, now Donuts will own the registry which is currently operated by Afilias. Read our blog, Why you might soon buy .Org for Non Profit domains at higher prices "The Afilias and Donuts teams share a commitment to security, stability and reliability," Donuts CEO Akra...
Why you might soon buy .Org for Non Profit domains at higher prices

Why you might soon buy .Org for Non Profit domains at higher prices

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The .Org domain pricing has always been capped, therefore they were alot cheaper than other domains like .com, .net and other top level domains. This could however soon change as the company incharge of managing .Org domains Public Interest Registry (PIR) which was formed by Internet Society (ISOC) has announced that it will be acquired by the private equity firm Ethos Capital and as a result of the acquisition, the price of .org domains could soon increase substantially. In the press release announcing the acquisition, CEO of the Public Interest Registry, Jon Nevett tried much to assuage the non-profits that this change of hands in ownership will not affect the .org community, saying: “Since the inception of Public Interest Registry, our mission has been to enable the .ORG Communit