An interesting development in the Internet Society’s shameless private-equity sell-off of the .org domain management, via Ars Technica’s Jon Brodkin:

ICANN is reviewing the pending sale of the .org domain manager from a nonprofit to a private equity firm and says it could try to block the transfer.


In its newer statement last week, ICANN noted that the .org registry agreement between PIR and ICANN requires PIR to “obtain ICANN’s prior approval before any transaction that would result in a change of control of the registry operator.”

Heating up some popcorn.