.org: online press coverage

Here’s a short digest of .org coverage in the online press: The Register emphasizes ISOC’s need for sustainable income, and quotes anonymous rival bidders who pointed to criticisms of favoritism. C|Net has a very high-level round-up of the basic f…

Here’s a short digest of .org coverage in the online press: The Register emphasizes ISOC’s need for sustainable income, and quotes anonymous rival bidders who pointed to criticisms of favoritism. C|Net has a very high-level round-up of the basic facts, opinions, and conspiracy theories. The Washington Post discusses these conspiracy theories (and their rebuttal from Stuart Lynn) in some more detail, and quotes Milton Mueller as saying that ICANN should have simply presented the board with the data from the evaluations. news.com.au discusses this whole thing from a more local point of view, and pays particular attention to Unity Registry’s bid and their experience in migrating an existing registry to EPP, as opposed to building an EPP registry from scratch. Finally, an internetnews.com article mentions doubts about ISOC’s ability to run .org – from a financial point of view: But one source close to the bidding process wonders why ISOC’s own auditor’s had doubts about the company’s financial ability to take over the .org registry, one of the key criteria for selection as registry. “If you look at their bid, it talks about their balances and their liabilities, and says that “these factors and others to the company raise substantial doubt about the Internet Society’s ability to continue as a going concern,” the source said. “If their own auditors are concerned, then why are they getting this recommendation?”