ICANN Board rejects sale of .org and Public Interest Registry (PIR) to a private entity

The ICANN Board made the decision to reject the proposed change of control
and entity conversion request that Public Interest Registry (PIR) submitted
to ICANN.

After completing extensive due diligence, the ICANN Board finds that
withholding consent of the transfer of PIR from the Internet Society (ISOC)
to Ethos Capital is reasonable, and the right thing to do.

ICANN’s role is to ensure the stable and secure operation of the Internet’s
unique identifier systems. We are dedicated to making the right decision,
knowing that whatever we decide will be well received by some, and not by
others. It is our responsibility to weigh all factors from an ICANN Bylaws
and policies perspective, including considering the global public interest.
We have done this diligently, ensuring as much transparency as possible and
welcoming input from stakeholders throughout.

www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-board-withholds-consent-for-a-change-of-control-of-the-public-interest-registry-pir

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