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Vint Cerf — the founding president of the Internet Society and, now, Google’s Chief Evangelist — recently mounted a rather chiding defense of the sale of Public Interest Registry (PIR) and the right to operate the .org domain name registry to a private equity firm, Ethos Capital. Much has been written about the particulars of the transaction — at least, what can be known about a corporate shell-game that is shrouded deliberately by rampant redaction and obstinate obfuscation. The Register’s Kieren McCarthy has published recently

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