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.ORG Registry Stays With Current Backend Operator, But Will Save Millions in New Deal

“The non-profit that runs all .org domains and provides the bulk of the funding for the Internet Society and Internet Engineering Task Force has just saved itself millions of dollars a year,” reports Kieren McCarthy in The Register. “Public Interest Registry (PIR) announced Monday that it had re-selected Afilias as its backend operator after a nine-month retendering process. Afilias does all the hard work of adding, removing and transferring .org domains and charges PIR just over $33m a year, or around $3 per domain, to do so. ... insiders expect it to come out at approximately $2 per domain—a savings of around $10m for PIR.”

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