Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg late Tuesday announced on his Facebook page, the formation of a partnership with Samsung Electronics, Nokia, Qualcomm Ericsson, MediaTek and Opera to develop joint projects, share knowledge, and mobilize industry and governments to bring the world online,and to make Internet access available to everyone on Earth.
The group is rolling this program out under the domain name Internet.org.
The domain name Internet.org was owned until recently by Andrew Rosener of Media Options Inc.
According to DomainTools.com Internet.org was owned by Andrew from May 2013 until July 2013 when it transferred to Daniel Thralow of Thralow Inc of Naples Florida.
The domain name went under privacy on August 14th, 2013.
I have reached out to Andrew for comment and will update the story when we get any additional information.
Internet.org goal is to bring Internet access to the 5 Billion people that don’t have it around the world.
Its pretty interesting that someone in the domain industry has an involvement in what may become one of the most talked about Internet projects of the year.