Facebook Inc. has acquired the single letter domain name i.org according to whois records!
Facebook owns the domain name Internet.org and is leading the effort of connecting the 2/3’s of the world who do not have internet. It is unknown at this time if the newly acquired domain name I.org will be used with this effort.
I.org was held by PIR registry and under the Project 94 which is:
“Project94 is the allocation of 94 1-2 character .ORG domain names that have never been released for registration. Through GoDaddy and eNom, these names will be made available to registrants who not only reflect the core attributes of the .ORG domain but also reinforce the trust and value of the .ORG brand.”
“Proceeds from Project94 will be directed to programs that enhance the open development and security of the Internet, particularly in technologically undeserved parts of the world.”
In 2013, PIR held an auction and starting bid prices were $50,000 on single letter domains.