Home » Archive by category Ethos Capital

Breaking: Ethos Capital acquires Donuts

Former ICANN CEO’s private equity firm buys out Abry Partners’ stake in Donuts, giving it a controlling interest. Top level domain company Donuts announced today that Ethos Capital has acquired Abry Partners’ stake in the company, giving Ethos a controlling interest in the firm. I reported on this potential tie-up last month but could not […]

Post link: Breaking: Ethos Capital acquires Donuts

© DomainNameWire.com 2021. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

2020 in Review: .Org sale

A top story this year was the sale of .org falling through. This is the third in a series of posts about the domain name industry in 2020. Read the others here. One of my predictions for 2020 was that Ethos Capital’s deal to acquire Public Interest Registry would go through despite widespread outrage. I […]

Post link: 2020 in Review: .Org sale

© DomainNameWire.com 2020. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

Is Chehadé why ICANN’s board is reviewing Afilias deal?

Fadi Chehadé is still on Donuts’ board. Top level domain name company Donuts announced last month that it is acquiring Afilias. Later this week, ICANN’s board of directors will consider a change of control request for Afilias. As Kevin Murphy of DomainIncite wrote in a post yesterday, it’s unusual for ICANN’s board to be consulted about […]

Post link: Is Chehadé why ICANN’s board is reviewing Afilias deal?

© DomainNameWire.com 2020. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

Fadi Chehadé is now co-CEO of Ethos Capital

Former ICANN CEO is now a co-CEO of the private equity firm that tried to buy .org. Former ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé is currently listed as the co-CEO of Ethos Capital on the firm’s website. Ethos Capital tried to buy Public Interest Registry, the non-profit that runs .org domains, but ICANN denied the transaction. Chehadé’s […]

Post link: Fadi Chehadé is now co-CEO of Ethos Capital

© DomainNameWire.com 2020. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

The 2 remaining issues on .Org’s sale

ICANN wants more information about ownership and debt. ICANN has asked (pdf) Public Interest Registry (PIR), which manages .org, for more information about its proposed acquisition by Ethos Capital. PIR has responded to one of the requests by updating its Public Interest Commitments. But ICANN included two other key concerns in an April 3 letter […]

Post link: The 2 remaining issues on .Org’s sale

© DomainNameWire.com 2020. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

Ethos Capital clarifies .org promises as decision nears

Company clarifies commitments as decision date nears. It appears that Ethos Capital, the company trying to acquire .org registry Public Interest Registry, and ICANN are closely negotiating to make a decision on the deal this month. Today, Ethos announced that it would strengthen its Public Interest Commitment (PIC) with six new provisions. From its post: […]

Post link: Ethos Capital clarifies .org promises as decision nears

© DomainNameWire.com 2020. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

.Org update: Two more opportunities to comment on proposed takeover

PIR and ICANN offering more opportunities to provide feedback. People with opinions on Ethos Capital’s planned takeover of Public Interest Registry (PIR), the group that operates the .org top level domain name, have two upcoming opportunities to be heard. First, PIR has opened a brief public engagement about the proposed sale. It’s asking for people […]

Post link: .Org update: Two more opportunities to comment on proposed takeover

© DomainNameWire.com 2020. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

Former ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom commenting on .Org deal

Beckstrom posed arguments during forum last week. On February 11, American University Washington College of Law held a program about the sale of .Org to private equity company Ethos Capital. Former ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom was in attendance, and he posed some good questions about the transaction. The video below starts playing at the point […]

Post link: Former ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom commenting on .Org deal

© DomainNameWire.com 2020. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

Ethos adds legally-binding provisions to try to save .Org deal

8-year price cap, censorship and data controls would be baked into registry agreement amendment. Ethos Capital, the company that is trying to acquire the .Org registry, took a big step today to try to push it over the finish line. It agreed to add a Public Interest Commitment (PIC) (pdf) to the registry agreement with […]

Post link: Ethos adds legally-binding provisions to try to save .Org deal

© DomainNameWire.com 2020. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading