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SaveDotOrg Protest at ICANN

On January 23rd, NTEN and EFF spoke with David Olive from ICANN about our plans for the protest. We communicated our commitment to a peaceful and lawful demonstration that did not disrupt the flow of business in the multi-company business park where ICANN is located. David offered to cover the costs associated with access to the Bandshell across the street if so desired. We shared an invitation to all ICANN board and staff to join our event – either by standing with us or as observers. David invited leaders of the event to meet with ICANN (parties yet to be confirmed) after the event ends at 11 which we accepted and requested that media present at the protest also receive access to join those conversations (whether they be merely a series of statements from various parties or direct dialogue).

Don’t let a private equity firm take over .ORG! Join us in demanding that ICANN commit to a process that includes the voices and priorities of nonprofits and grassroots organizations. The .ORG domain isn’t up for sale without our participation. We’ll rally outside ICANN’s offices in Los Angeles on Friday, January 24. This is an important moment in the SaveDotOrg campaign, and we want you to join us!

Date: Friday, January 24, 2020
Time: 9 am – 11 am
Location: ICANN, 12025 Waterfront Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90094
Needs: Come as you are. We’ll have shirts and signs, and you are welcome to make your own!

Everyone who wants to join is welcome. We’ll gather in physically accessible areas. Media are being invited.

Use the form below to let us know you’re interested in joining and we’ll email you a reminder the day before the protest.

Please show your support on Facebook by RSVPing to the protest and sharing it with your friends.

And if you’d like a better understanding of why opposing the sale is important, RSVP for a talk on January 18 with author Cory Doctorow, hosted by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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SaveDotOrg Protest at ICANN