Last fall, we announced the formation of several subcommittees to lay the groundwork for the launch of our industry's first-ever professional trade association, AIHSP. While the enthusiasm of these subcommittees has allowed us to move forward on a number of important initiatives, we have so far been unable to resolve a variety of integral concerns, including the financial viability of our efforts and the long-term sustainability of an organization built on collaboration from such a diverse assortment of participants.
We've made clear from the beginning that we intend to foster an organization that guarantees the long-term prosperity of our industry, and that our organization will be carefully crafted to ensure it makes the best use of the time, money, and energy our constituents hope to invest. At this time, however, we believe we still do not have the necessary preparation needed to launch such an organization, and more work still needs to be done. Dramatic changes to our nation's economy and the subsequent shift of focus in our nation's Capitol have also presented a number of challenges we did not anticipate just a few months ago.
In the coming weeks and months, the Founding Committee will continue to press forward with our efforts and attempt to answer many of these unresolved concerns. We will undoubtedly continue to draw on the support of the Industry, and offer our gratitude in advance. We hope to have a further update on our progress by the middle of February, 2009.
Welcome to the Association of Internet and Hosting Service Providers - AIHSP. We represent an innovative collaboration of industry providers, from small Web hosting proprietors to major software vendors and consultants. We aim to instill a spirit of cooperation within hosting and related industries and achieve meaningful representation for our shared interests in the public sphere.
By joining together around common interests in our industry's first-ever trade association, we can enrich the business environment today and forge meaningful relationships to develop a more vibrant and prosperous future. Learn more about AIHSP and how it can work for you.
AIHSP is the first-ever trade association for Internet and Hosting Service Providers, uniting businesses around shared interests and collaborating to reach industry goals. In its vision, AIHSP sets the context for its foundation, and proposes greater representation for businesses, both internally and in the public sphere.
Individual: Individual memberships are available for those wishing to join AIHSP without a business affiliation. Paying members have access to the resources and voting privileges afforded Corporate Members. Learn More
Business: Business membership allows businesses to enjoy member benefits enterprise-wide. Some benefits may only apply to members who register as individuals too. Learn More
Sponsor/Founding: Members who elect to contribute to AIHSP financially or as volunteers may be rewarded for their generosity with Sponsor and/or Founding Member benefits. Learn More
Yesterday, the final welcome letters went out to AIHSP subcommittee members. Three subcommittees will be convening right away (Standards and Ethics, Industry Representation, Systems and Infrastructure), with others to follow in the near future.
We will update all newsletter subscribers as we make progress.