This week I will not be blogging about domain names, there is something more important to talk about

Black Lives Matter

We are at a turning point in American history, a time where enough is enough and real change needs to happen, now. Systemic racism in this country needs to end and police policy reform also needs to happen, now. Today, Jack Dorsey the CEO of both Twitter and Square shared this:

And while social networks like Twitter are censoring our Presidents hateful tweets, companies like Facebook are complacent. Today, President Trump staged a sickening publicity stunt in front of a church which was denounced by the church itself along with religious leaders across the country:

We have a racist President and we have police in our country who are abusing their power and targeting black people in what can only be described as systemic racism. Mark Suster, one of the VC I’ve always looked up to the most shared this powerful tweet today:

This week, my blog will be dedicated to sharing something that is much more important than articles about domain names. I’m going to be putting my heart and soul into what I write this week more than I ever have in the thirteen years I’ve been writing this blog. If you’re looking for ways to make a difference now, Barack Obama has some great places to start.

I know this post, and all of my posts over the course of the week will cause me to lose some readers. This is, it is my blog, it represents my views and what I believe in. I am proud to stand with the protesters (not the looters and rioters, please understand these are very different groups) and with organizations like Black Lives Matter.

Tomorrow, my blog will be silent as will I on all social media in honor of #BlackoutTuesday, but I will be back on Wednesday, not to talk about domain names, but to talk about what really matters right now in our country, and in the world – putting an end to systemic racism and fighting for police reform and justice.

Now is not the time for us to pretend everything is okay, now is the time to realize that everything is not okay and to fight for what is right.

Morgan Linton

Morgan Linton