Using the Whole Whale Podcast

151: Private Equity Company Buys .ORG Public Interest Registry PIR

November 18, 2019

On November 13th, 2019 the Internet Society and Public Interest Registry (PIR)  announced that they have reached an agreement with Ethos Capital, under which Ethos Capital will acquire PIR and all of its assets from the Internet Society. What does it mean that a private equity firm now own the .ORG and .NGO 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.