[governance] Internet Society reply to the December 19th Letter from the Internet Governance Caucus re: the sale of .org.

Wisdom Donkor (via governance Mailing List) governance at lists.riseup.net
Fri Feb 21 10:45:51 EST 2020

Thanks so much for this information.

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On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 11:03 PM Ayden Férdeline <ayden at ferdeline.com>

> There is not a whole lot of substance in this response from ISOC (in my
> opinion).
> That being said, ICANN has recently sent a letter to ISOC that raises a
> number of very important questions that challenge much of the narrative
> advanced in ISOC's letter to us.
> That letter can be found here:
> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/botterman-to-camarillo-13feb20-en.pdf
> I also encourage the reading of this letter from Jones Day, ICANN's
> counsel, to Ethos Capital, disputing a number of Ethos Capital's talking
> points:
> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/levee-to-boglivi-13feb20-en.pdf
> In addition, as *The Register* has noted, it is not Ethos Capital itself
> who will own the Public Interest Registry if the sale concludes. That will
> be another shell company, Purpose Domains Direct LLC, of which we know
> nothing about, not even its directors. So the assurances of Ethos Capital
> mean very little if they are not in direct charge of Purpose Domains Direct
> LLC.
> Ayden Férdeline
> ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
> On Friday, 7 February 2020 20:20, Bruna Martins dos Santos <
> governance at lists.riseup.net> wrote:
> Dear IGC,
> I would like to share with you ISOCs reply to the December 19th Letter
> from the Internet Governance Caucus re: the sale of .org.
> Important to mention that the Co-Cos and the tech team are working on
> publishing our Letter to ISOC on our website and they are also interested
> in doing the same, for transparency purposes.
> best regards,
> --
> *Bruna Martins dos Santos *
> IGC Co-Coordinator
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