SaveDotOrg protest at ICANN

NTEN is having a SaveDotOrg protest outside ICANN’s offices in Los Angeles on Friday, January 24, 2020.

Here are all the details:

Don’t let a private equity firm take over .ORG! Join us in demanding that ICANN commit to a process that includes the voices and priorities of nonprofits and grassroots organizations. The .ORG domain isn’t up for sale without our participation. We’ll rally outside ICANN’s offices in Los Angeles on Friday, January 24. This is an important moment in the SaveDotOrg campaign, and we want you to join us!

Date: Friday, January 24, 2020
Time: 9 am – 11 am
Location: ICANN, 12025 Waterfront Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90094
Needs: Come as you are. We’ll have shirts and signs, and you are welcome to make your own!

Everyone who wants to join is welcome. We’ll gather in physically accessible areas. Media are being invited.

Please show your support on Facebook by RSVPing to the protest and sharing it with your friends.


About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the blog in 2012.


  1. LOL
    As I understand the review process is per 7.5 as stated by ICANN, ( at town hall meet )
    the 24th is the very last day ICANN has to issue a response. ( 30 days after receipt of RFI )
    Could be sooner than that depending on when they received the RFI.
    According to the last paragraph, 7.5 of the .org contract if no response is issued by then,
    ICANN will be deemed to have consented.
    THE ONLY WAY ICANN can step in before and even after is if there is a change related to critical functions. THERE ISN’T ANY CHANGE according to what’s been made public.
    My bet is they will be taking that day off with no response.
    .002% userbase opposition is a weak position to be in.
    There has been plenty of time to contact millions of userbase for support Yet there have been zero reports grassroots actually cared enough to do that.
    They choose to contact worthless congress influencers and silver spoons to parrot fear mongering and specspit.
    Don’t waste your time.

  2. How would you go about contacting millions of various domain registrants, many of whom have no pbicliy visible contact information dur to gdpr or privacy protection.

    Please provide clear, actionable steps for identifying and notifying the many millions of registrants who might also oppose this transaction and the price hikes it is sure to usher in if only they were aware of it.

    ICANN and its partner registries LOVE operating in the dark.

    If they had to contact all registrants in order to notify them that their reg and renewal fees were going up each year, they would surely hear from 99.9% of users that they oppose such price increases.

    So go ahead and tell us how you would contact those millions of registrants.

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