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.