ICANN is the governing body for the Internet’s domain name system. They are responsible for enabling and achieving “broad representation of the global Internet community”. Over the past few years they have proven to be shady, if not downright corrupt.
Last year, ICANN lifted price caps for the
.org TLD then allowed its sale to a private equity firm. This year, they're coming for
This post by Namecheap does a great job covering the issue at hand. I won't waste time rehashing it here; read the article!
I'm writing to call attention to the brief window until February 14, 2020 where public comments will be accepted. If you've read the article and think this is important, consider submitting a comment.