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#1 2019-11-23 02:09:44

hhh
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.org will no longer mean "non-profit", .org was sold for profit

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#2 2019-11-23 02:51:57

johnraff
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Re: .org will no longer mean "non-profit", .org was sold for profit

The monopoly control of the American organization ICANN over domain names has long been an anomaly. The internet does not belong to the USA any more. How to get out of this mess now is not an easy nut to crack though.


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#3 2019-11-23 04:16:40

glittersloth
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Re: .org will no longer mean "non-profit", .org was sold for profit

'tis a silly place.

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#4 2019-11-23 04:20:21

glittersloth
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Re: .org will no longer mean "non-profit", .org was sold for profit

johnraff wrote:

How to get out of this mess now is not an easy nut to crack though.

I vote for strange women lying in ponds distributing domains.

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#5 2019-11-23 06:02:16

Anaconda
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Re: .org will no longer mean "non-profit", .org was sold for profit

Still trying to absorb some of the details of this story.
There is certainly the stench of something fishy going on from from the beginning.

Sociopaths are allowed to profit at the expense of the public good once again. That's what I'm seeing.

Someone figured out how to rake in a few million from non-profits around the world through the power of monopoly. Something which is, in theory, illegal in almost every nation on this planet.


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#6 2019-11-23 23:51:38

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Re: .org will no longer mean "non-profit", .org was sold for profit

^Millions?

The deal developed by former ICANN CEO Chehade is worth billions of dollars.

bunsenlabs.org - I guess we wait for the deal to go through this spring and then see how protesting sites like npr.org, c-span.org and nationalgeographic.org react? I assume debian.org is also against this deal.

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#7 2019-11-24 02:05:36

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Re: .org will no longer mean "non-profit", .org was sold for profit

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#8 2019-11-24 07:19:04

dolly
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Re: .org will no longer mean "non-profit", .org was sold for profit

hhh wrote:

Man, that lxqt homepage is pretty sweet.

Yes you are right about that, the colors reminds me of somthing... wink

Ontopic; Someone is trying to make an abominable amount of money.


Keep BunsenLabs #!yish please.

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#9 2019-11-24 08:12:35

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Re: .org will no longer mean "non-profit", .org was sold for profit

That is sad, selling TLD's like that.
However, I'm sure that .org has been effectively meaningless (not limited to non-profits) for many years already.

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#10 2019-11-24 09:05:30

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Re: .org will no longer mean "non-profit", .org was sold for profit

The 'ultimate' .org site must for sure be

http://orgmode.org/

:-)

/Martin


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#11 2019-11-24 09:30:21

cog
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Re: .org will no longer mean "non-profit", .org was sold for profit

^even a sane vim user agrees wink


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#12 2019-11-24 11:48:10

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Re: .org will no longer mean "non-profit", .org was sold for profit

Martin wrote:

The 'ultimate' .org site must for sure be

http://orgmode.org/

:-)

/Martin

suckless.org a close second maybe?


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#13 2019-11-24 17:25:05

Martin
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Re: .org will no longer mean "non-profit", .org was sold for profit

clusterF wrote:
Martin wrote:

The 'ultimate' .org site must for sure be

http://orgmode.org/

:-)

/Martin

suckless.org a close second maybe?

I think so.

/Martin


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#14 2019-11-25 01:26:09

hhh
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Re: .org will no longer mean "non-profit", .org was sold for profit

More articles have come out, I read that they're talking about a 10% increase on what is currently about USD $10/yr for renewing a .org domain. So, a dollar the first year, $11. A dollar and ten cents the next year, so $12.10? It's year two I'm looking at, but I'm guessing short-term nothing will change, it's too costly for the major sites to switch domains and update all their internet and print media. Every text and image '.org' replaced.

Honorable mentions...

https://grml.org/

The new site design for Kali is outstanding...

https://www.kali.org/

I think Ubuntu is mostly .com now, but the derivatives aren't...

https://kubuntu.org/

https://xubuntu.org/

https://ubuntu-mate.org/

Lubuntu uses .net. Slick.

I'm looking at you, ArchLabs. What a great homepage, it's so CrunchBang...

https://archlabslinux.com/

@twoion is holding things down nicely, check out the button-hover color. I love that he hasn't bothered to update the old flame-placement on the logo, same with the Forums header. It's history...

https://www.bunsenlabs.org/

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