Reminder that your domain hack or vanity domain probably funds either Verisign or Etisalat (look em up).

I didn't look up .codes before we grabbed it. It and a number of other new tlds common on fedi were owned by private equity firm Abry Partners, though Abry owners are "selling" it to another company they own, Ethos Capital. You might remember them as the private shell company that tried to buy up .org (and were rejected) in 2019.

.org is still owned by a nonprofit (despite Ethos's 2019 bid).

.coop is owned by the NCBA and other coop-support nonprofits.


@epilanthanomai didnt .org get bought like a year ago by a stupid bank ngo or something? I have a bunch of them and recall something major bummer happened.

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