Electronic Frontier Foundation asks Federal Trade Commission to investigate .org sale

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund have sent a letter to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with regard to the proposed sale of the .org registry to investment first Ethos Capital. The two organisations ask FTC to investigate the transaction ‘to determine whether it runs afoul of antitrust, consumer protection, or other competition-related statutes of regulations’. EFF has also asked the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to request additional information from Ethos, Internet Society, and the Public Interest Registry to allow a proper evaluation of the financial deal.