The .ORG domain registry—home to groups around the world working for the public good, many of which hold governments and corporations accountable—is on the verge of being sold off to a newly-formed private equity firm in a $1.1 billion deal.
We at EFF, with hundreds of other major organizations and over 18,000 individuals, have spoken out to oppose the .ORG registry’s sale to the firm. Yet this is far from over. Will you donate to EFF this year and help us fight back?
The announcement came right after the registry was granted the authority to make major changes to how .ORG is run without consulting the .ORG community. With the new rules in place, the registry’s sale means danger for the millions of individuals and organizations using a .ORG website, subjecting them to real threats of censorship and increased fees. But we won’t let this happen quietly.
As a member of EFF, you have funded expert technical evaluation, legal analysis, and vocal advocacy to ensure threats to Internet rights don’t go unanswered. And right now, any donation made by December 31 will help EFF receive special grants in our Year End Challenge—every supporter matters.
You can amplify our collective power and send the message that the nonprofit and NGO community is not for sale. Will you lend your support to EFF today?
For digital freedom,
EFF Development Director
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