who pays more get’s more? (monopoly on names, servers, bandwidth, fake-posts, fake-articles, fake-likes, fake-5-star-reviews… and so on)
a monopoly on domain names would be terrible: with ever raising prices, shutting down a lot of websites, blogs, domains… maybe that’s exactly what they want?
The deal is set to complete in the first quarter of next year.“
Its best known investment is the planned acquisition of the Public Interest Registry, the organization in charge of managing the .org top-level domain, from the Internet Society for $1.135 billion.
Ethos Capital was founded by Erik Brooks.
Brooks is a former Managing Partner of another private equity firm Abry Partners.
During his tenure at Abry, in September 2018, the company acquired Donuts, a domain name registrar with a wide portfolio of new gTLDs.  In October 2018 former ICANN President of Global Domains Akram Atallah joined Donuts as CEO, while in December 2018 Donuts co-founder Jon Nevett joined Public Interest Registry as CEO.
Other former ICANN staff members are involved in Ethos Capital itself. Former CEO Fadi Chehadé serves as an advisor, and former Senior Vice President, Development and Public Responsibility Programs Nora Abusitta-Ouri serves as Chief Purpose Officer.
“This is an important and exciting development for both the Internet Society and Public Interest Registry,” said
Andrew Sullivan, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Society, the organization that established Public Interest Registry.
A lot of honest NGOs registered and use .org domains such as https://archive.org „the way back machine“, if the domain name costs rise (which they will, because Mr Brooks spend $1.135 billion in order to extract even more than that in profit over the next years, will place additional burdens on such NGOs and organizations.
it is time that – state owned departments – elected people – are put in charge of essential services – such as the internet – not private profit-my-monopoly seeking corporations – to make the rich even richer.
A state department should be in charge to organize vital services such as the internet – to re-democratize this planet – not privatize the planet – in order to avoid more social clashes and civil wars.
Rep. Ken Buck Congressman says: Corruption in Washington Is ‘Worse Than You Think’ – he should run for president!https://youtu.be/WTk5iyLxXk0
Corruption on Capitol Hill is “worse than you think,” Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., insists.