anglican.org – Who Owns It?

A simple WHOIS search reveals the following

Registrant ID:22831371-NSI
Registrant Name:Anglican Communion, Worldwide
Registrant Organization:Anglican Communion, Worldwide
Registrant Street1:c/o Christ Episcopal Church bo
Registrant Street2:Border Rd
Registrant Street3:
Registrant City:Los Altos
Registrant State/Province:CA
Registrant Postal Code:94024
Registrant Country:US
Registrant Phone:+1.9999999999
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant FAX:
Registrant FAX Ext.:
Registrant Email:reid@MEJAC.PALO-ALTO.CA.US
Admin ID:5423059-NSI
Admin Name:Brian K Reid
Admin Street1:2960 WAVERLEY ST
Admin Street2:
Admin Street3:
Admin City:PALO ALTO
Admin State/Province:CA
Admin Postal Code:94306-2440
Admin Country:US
Admin Phone:+1.650856383
Admin Phone Ext.:
Admin FAX:+1.650856383
Admin FAX Ext.:
Admin Email:reid@MEJAC.PALO-ALTO.CA.US
Tech ID:5799544-NSI
Tech Name:Charles T Smith
Tech Organization:Dragon Networks, Inc
Tech Street1:270 Scientific Drive, Suite 10
Tech Street2:
Tech Street3:
Tech City:Norcross
Tech State/Province:GA
Tech Postal Code:30092
Tech Country:US
Tech Phone:+1.17704470015
Tech Phone Ext.:
Tech FAX:+1.17705829110
Tech FAX Ext.:
Tech Email:cts@dragon.com

What that all means is that the technical contact for the anglican.org domain is Brian Reid, a member of the Society of Archbishop Justus, but that the domain is legally owned by the "Anglican Communion, Worldwide" which apparently is run out of Christ Episcopal Church, Los Altos!!

While that may be a hangover from when Brian Reid originally registered the domain, surely now is the time to handover legal ownership of anglican.org to the Anglican Communion Office? Afterall, SoAJ claims to not be in it for the money, but rather for the service of Anglicans worldwide. They state:

We hope never to receive much publicity nor much money; just enough of both so that we can make solid Internet resources available to Anglican and affiliated groups to help the church grow and meet the needs of the modern world.

I think it’s time for Bishops and Archbishops to insist that Rowan Williams asks SoAJ to hand control of anglican.org to the ACO.

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