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Isn't there a technical resolution possible here where outsiders set up a new root for .org and people can change their allegiance and leave them to rot? That way Ethos capital (what a disingenuous name) paid $1B for nothing at all.

Yes, you just have to get everyone who might want to access a .org address or their DNS provider to recognize the new root.

That's the problem - you have to get organizations - some of whom are deeply invested in making money off of DNS - to agree to not do so.

Or you just ignore the existing system and build a new one... once enough desirable sites are in the new one, then the old one will fade away.

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