On November 13th, 2019 the Internet Society and Public Interest Registry (PIR) announced that Ethos Capital will acquire PIR and all of its assets from the Internet Society for $1.135 Billion dollars.
What does it mean that a private equity firm now own the .ORG, .NGO, .ONG domains nonprofits rely on for their websites?
We interview Joshua Peskay a trusted nonprofit internet expert about what this means and what nonprofits should do now. Joshua Peskay is the Vice President of Technology Strategy at RoundTable Technology and an accomplished technology leader with more than two decades of experience leading technology change for over a thousand New York City nonprofit organizations.
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- Look up your domain expiration date(s) in 5 seconds: https://whois.domaintools.com/
- Why ISOC Sold out for $1.135 Billion https://easydns.com/blog/2019/12/06/its-called-f-you-money-for-a-reason-why-isoc-sold-org-to-vcs/
- Ethos pays $1.135 Billion https://domainnamewire.com/2019/11/29/ethos-paid-1-135-billion-for-org/
- The Progressive Movement Just Waved Goodbye to 180 Million Dollars a year https://medium.com/@jacobmalthouse/the-progressive-movement-just-waved-goodbye-to-180-million-dollars-a-year-b497b4153c07
- A private equity firm now runs .org, the domain for nonprofits: https://mashable.com/article/dot-org-domain-private-equity-acquisition/
- NY Times Op-ED Why .ORGs are meaningless https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/05/opinion/dot-org-domain.html?searchResultPosition=4