ISOC asks ICANN to approve .org sale as fast as possible

In an open letter to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Internet Society (ISOC) asked ICANN to approve the change of the control of Public Interest Registry (PIR) to the private equity firm, Ethos Capital ‘as expeditiously as possible’. ISOC encouraged ICANN to ‘respond swiftly and thoroughly’ to the California Attorney General's request for information regarding the proposed .org registry transaction. The letter also indicates that ‘any failure of ICANN to function within its legal and regulatory mandate may operate either to the detriment of the public served by the Internet Society and its important charitable work, or to the detriment of .org users and Public Interest Registry’s continued operation of the .org registry’.