[GTLD-WG] [CPWG] Fwd: ISOC sells PIR

Maureen Hilyard maureen.hilyard at gmail.com
Wed Nov 13 20:46:21 UTC 2019


Just read the articles, and I suspect that ISOC has decided to give the
business responsibility of .ORG away to Ethos Capital so that they can
concentrate on their chapters and their core business.  Also it must have
seemed to be growing conflict of interest trying to be fair to all etc when
it came to funding projects etc. An outside organisation / foundation could
be more objective

At our last PIR Advisory Council meeting, PIR assured us that prices would
be kept to a "reasonable" level despite the removal of the cap and that the
company would maintain .ORG in support of organisations working for social
good. The link to Fadi Chehade is interesting as well as the registration
of the Ethos company on the day the PIR agreement was finalised.

But the problem is once Ethos takes its slice and PIR takes its share for
admin, etc, how much will be left for ISOC?

It does however for those of us still embroiled in the ICANN auction
proceeds dilemma, this could add another mechanism to the mix, with Ethos
Capital as an external organisation that could work with ICANN and a
non-ICANN Org Management Body to manage its projects and the distribution
of its funding.

M

On Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 9:52 AM Maureen Hilyard <maureen.hilyard at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I know for sure that this was not even hinted at during the last PIR
> Advisory Council meeting.. but it will have major implications for the ISOC
> chapters. What are they/ISOC thinking?
>
> Maureen
>
> On Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 7:59 AM Marita Moll <mmoll at ca.inter.net> wrote:
>
>> Had we known this was lurking in the background -- which it most
>> certainly was at the time -- it might have been a different discussion. How
>> much did ISOC know and when did they know it -- a question ISOC chapters
>> might want to ask.
>>
>> Marita
>> -------- Forwarded Message --------
>> Subject: ISOC sells PIR
>> Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 17:38:29 +0000
>> From: Stephanie Perrin <stephanie.perrin at MAIL.UTORONTO.CA>
>> <stephanie.perrin at MAIL.UTORONTO.CA>
>> Reply-To: Stephanie Perrin <stephanie.perrin at MAIL.UTORONTO.CA>
>> <stephanie.perrin at MAIL.UTORONTO.CA>
>> To: NCSG-DISCUSS at LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
>>
>>  I must say, this casts the decision to drop price caps for .org in a
>> slightly different light.  I will keep you posted as I learn more.
>>
>>
>>
>> https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191113005661/en/Ethos-Capital-Acquire-Public-Interest-Registry-Internet
>>
>>
>> Stephanie Perrin
>>
>> NCSG Chair
>>
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