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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.

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

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

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@roadriverrail To be clear, I'm not saying we should abandon signs.codes. I'm also not retiring my personal .net (from Verisign). No ethical consumption under capitalism etc etc. Mostly just trying to remember to be more intentional about it when I can in the future.

@epilanthanomai I get you 100%. I just... hadn't even thought of it!

@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.

@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.

@epilanthanomai Another domain for the shit list is .io for the so-called "British Indian Ocean Territory", more correctly the Chagos Islands

It's a bunch of islands stolen from the locals back in the 1960s with forced removals, and now rented to the USA as an air base

The islands have been handed to Mauritius by UN resolution and the British government refuse to hand them over - .io is a domain for an occupied indigenous territory that should not exist 👎 💩

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