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Agreed. A p/e of 20 isn't bad. S̶t̶o̶c̶k̶ ̶m̶a̶r̶k̶e̶t̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶1̶5̶ ̶r̶i̶g̶h̶t̶ ̶n̶o̶w̶,̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶'̶s̶ ̶f̶a̶r̶ ̶m̶o̶r̶e̶ ̶d̶i̶v̶e̶r̶s̶i̶f̶i̶e̶d̶.̶ Oops, stock market is 20-25 right now.

There's so many TLDs today, the ability to raise prices isn't what it was.

Though they could 5x prices and even if they lost 60% of their business, they'll come out ahead. I could understand the worries of .org holders.

.org is .org, and they have a lot more pricing power than almost all of the gTLDs (generic top level domains).

Their customers, if you think about it, are perhaps more likely to value what the domain stands for. Meanwhile the annual price is currently absolutely trivial versus the expenses of most organisations from higher GDP countries.

Their customers, if you think about it, are perhaps more likely to value what the domain stands for.

Some of their customers perhaps. If you go back and look at what companies were doing with domains 20 years ago most medium and large enterprises bought <company name>.com, .org, .net and some country code tld domain because that's what everyone recommended "in case someone cybersquatted". I think behaviour has stopped now there are hundreds of gTLDs available. Consequently .org is much less likely to sell to businesses, and will find it very difficult to grow.

.org customers are not businesses, it's the non-profit

20 years ago businesses bought the .org for whatever trademarks they owned to stop someone else grabbing it. Same for .com (which they used) and .net. They usually pointed all three domains to the same place. That activity has stopped. There will be far fewer .org domains sold today because businesses have stopped doing that.

As someone who owns .org domain names. That might be what it's for like .com is for commercial and .net is for networks. However that is not at all how they're used.

Perhaps by some percentage of them are registered non-profits. However not the majority.

Ask craigslist.org about that.

The same people that are involved in this shady set of dealings are closely financially intermingled with the owners of donuts.com, the largest owner of TLDs by far. Expect to see large price increases across the board.

Even if they push 60% of domains off of .org that business will mostly go to other TLDs owned by the same people..

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