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  • Metaxas’ “Donald Builds the Wall” Recalls Nazi Children’s Books, at Love, Joy, Feminism: “I watched a video of Metaxas doing a ‘dramatic reading’ of his book. I wanted to make sure I wasn’t being unfair to […]

    • In reality, ICANN had never had much actual authority over who is allowed to have certain TLDs (three letter domains) such as .com, .org, and so on. They don’t even regulate who can get a .gov domain; the US Government does that separately. This is why some of the first .org domains were used by for profit companies. After public backlash, the domain servicers (i.e. GoDaddy and the like today) privately promised to only sell the .org domains to non profits, but only well recognized ones. I could always buy abcxyz.org, but redCross.org or something else recognizable was harder to get them to agree to.
      In short, there are literally no requirements to buy a .org domain except good faith from the registrars. Even if there were requirements, ICANN has no teeth to enforce any requirements anyway. They have literally no power to regulate anything.