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

Eduardo Diaz eduardodiazrivera at gmail.com
Wed Nov 13 21:04:09 UTC 2019


It will be very interesting to see next year ISOC balanced sheet report as
well as their 2021 budget. That will gives us a better indication as to the
direction that ISOC will the in the future.

-ed

On Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 4:47 PM Maureen Hilyard <maureen.hilyard at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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