Dot org registry sold to an investment firm

Through the media, we heard the disturbing news that a private company has taken over the management of the .org domain and, as a result of this, the limitations on the prices of the domain name are lifted. This means that a .org domain name could become a lot more expensive in the very near future.

We are advising our clients and everyone who owns a .org domain to renew as soon as possible. The .org domain management has been taken over by a private company. Previous price limitations are no longer in effect. Therefore we recommend renewing registration of all .org domain names.

Because we can’t predict if, how much and when the price will rise, we recommend that our customers with a .org domain have this renewed as quickly as possible, for 10 years.

We share some background information via this article, in English or this one in Dutch.