[registration-issues-wg] [CPWG] Fwd: ISOC sells PIR

Maureen Hilyard maureen.hilyard at gmail.com
Thu Nov 14 02:37:04 UTC 2019


Thank you for the explanation and clarification, Justine. Doesnt sound as
doom and gloom as initially assumed. But interesting that nothing was
intimated prior.

M



On Wed, 13 Nov 2019, 4:33 PM Justine Chew, <justine.chew at gmail.com> wrote:

> It is an outright sale of an asset, the proceeds of which go toward "an
> endowment fund" for ISOC projects/activities. No revenue sharing is
> involved.
>
> The announcement indicated that all projects and operations will continue
> as is under new ownership. With its policy on public/community benefit
> presumably driven and overseen by Ethos Capital's Stewardship Council - I
> wonder who they will put on this Council.
>
> PIR under Ethos Capital will lose its non-for-profit status, so there
> might be financial implication not to ISOC but possibly PIR's existing .org
> customers/registrants.
>
> We shall see.
>
> Justine
> -----
>
>
> On Thu, 14 Nov 2019 at 10:21, Maureen Hilyard <maureen.hilyard at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> As Eduardo said there are lots of unknowns at present. Who knows?
>>
>> On Wed, 13 Nov 2019, 3:02 PM Alan Greenberg, <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Why will it have major implications on ISOC Chapters?
>>>
>>> Alan
>>>
>>> At 13/11/2019 02:52 PM, Maureen Hilyard 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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