Coronavirus delays ICANN decision on .org

Politico is reporting that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is delaying its scheduled date for deciding the fate of the .org registry. A proposed deal would have part of the .org registry–widely used by non-profit charities–owned by Ethos Capital, a private equity firm. The decision has been postponed until next month, but already overwhelmed charities and non-profit groups have been raising the alarm regarding possible rate hikes.

ICANN has scheduled the final decision for May 4th, 2020.