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Public Interest Registry Sponsors Leading Youth, Sport & Development’s Fourth Annual Basket Promotion Week

Apr 27th, 2016 in Press Release

Up to 500 Togo Youth Expected to Participate in Series of Training Camps and Tournaments in West Africa

RESTON, Va. & LOME, Togo – April 27, 2016 – Public Interest Registry, the nonprofit operator of the .org, .ngo and .ong …


Every Dollar Counts: Participate in our #ImpactOfADonation Contest!

Nov 19th, 2015 in Community, Contest, Nonprofit, Social Media

Pumpkin spice is everywhere, decorative lights are emerging from the basement and Black Friday promotions are in full swing. It is officially the start of the holiday season, which means it is also the time of year when charitable giving …


Report: Nonprofit Domains Gain Traction Worldwide

Oct 13th, 2015 in Press Release

“The Dashboard” Highlights the Immediate Popularity of New .ngo and .ong Domains and the Steady Growth of .org

RESTON, Va. – October 14, 2015 Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org, .ngo and .ong domains, today …


Public Interest Registry Appoints Dorcas Muthoni to Enset’s Board of Directors

Sep 30th, 2015 in Press Release

Internet Hall of Fame Inductee to Serve Two-Year Term

RESTON, Va. – September 30, 2015 –  Public Interest Registry — the not-for-profit manager of .org, .ngo and .ong — today announced the appointment of Dorcas Muthoni to the board of …


SURVEY: .ORG-anizing for Good

Jul 10th, 2015 in Community, Internet, ORG

Have a .ORG website? Please help us finish our Birthday week off strong by participating in our survey!

#HappyBirthdayORG…


#ThrowbackThursday: When MITRE.org Was Born

Jul 9th, 2015 in Innovation, ORG, Technology

It was 30 years ago this week when MITRE made its mark on the Internet as the very first organization to register the .org domain name.

MITRE grew out of the computer laboratories of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where …


30 Celebs .ORG-anizing for Good

Jul 8th, 2015 in Community, ORG, Social Good

The life of a celebrity isn’t all glitz and glam, but it does give them a platform and the opportunity to give back to a number of various causes. Below is just a short list of today’s celebrities that are …


30 .ORG Movements


Over the past 30 years we’ve seen people from all over the globe organize together – to improve living conditions; to help women and children; to provide aid, recovery and relief; to preserve natural habitats – to inspire the world’s …


30 Fun Facts About .ORG

Jul 6th, 2015 in Internet, ORG, Technology

Mitre Corporation, a research and development center sponsored by the United States federal government, was the first .ORG domain name to be registered in July 1985. (http://www.domainforum.us/t45-facts-about-org) The term “WorldWideWeb” was coined in 1990 by Tim Berners-Lee and…

Increase Your Organization’s Credibility

Jun 2nd, 2015 in Community, Events, Global, OnGood, Technology

Written by: Lara Banker

40-50,000 Google searches are made per second. Per second.

That’s roughly three million queries per minute, and more than 3.5 billion per day.

And that’s just Google – 3.5 billion online searches a day are only …


Engage, Learn & Build at InterAction 2015


Heading to InterAction Forum 2015? We’ll see you there! Join us for a thought-provoking panel on the topic on digital marketing strategy and maximizing the power of your nonprofit’s online communications.

Session title: Revitalizing Your Nonprofit’s Online Presence
Room:


Do Something Funny For Money! #RedNoseDay

May 21st, 2015 in Advocacy, Community, Events

Today we’re supporting the Red Nose Day campaign in the effort to raise money and awareness for youth living in poverty! The greatest part? Putting smiles on peoples’ faces through laughter.

Join in on the laughs! The more the merrier …


Public Interest Registry Waives Renewal Fees for.org Registrants in Nepal

May 20th, 2015 in Advocacy, Nonprofit, Social Good

As a response to the devastating earthquake in Nepal, we are extending the registration period one year for all .org domain web addresses slated to expire in 2015.

Users typically must renew their domain registration. However, limited funds and unstable …


Join us for a webinar cosponsored with The Nonprofit Times!

May 19th, 2015 in Community, Events, Nonprofit

Join us this Thursday at 2:00pm for a webinar cosponsored with The Nonprofit Times!

Webinar: Make Your Digital Strategy Sing – Register here!


Call for Nominations Now Open for Candidates to Advise Nonprofit Registrar on Issues within the Global NGO Community

May 18th, 2015 in Press Release

RESTON, Va., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Public Interest Registry — the not-for-profit manager of .org, .ngo, .ong and four IDNs — today announced it is accepting nominations for the Board of Directors of nonprofit domain registrar Enset. In …


PIR Seeks Candidates to Serve on its .ORG Advisory Council

May 4th, 2015 in Press Release

Nonprofit and Internet Leaders Welcome to Participate in Call for Nominations Now through June

RESTON, Va. – May 4, 2015 – Public Interest Registry (PIR), the nonprofit operator of the .org domain, today opened the call for nominations to identify …


Voila Foundation: Bringing technology to underserved regions of Africa


Founded in 2013 and based in Cameroon, Voila Foundation was created to help the people of Sub-Saharan Africa access and utilize emerging technologies that have become commonplace in the Western world. This organization aims to reach some of the most …


The Marathon of Hope


Written by Brian Cute, CEO of Public Interest Registry

Photo by: Boris Spremo

What drives a person to try to change the world for the better?

Why do “ordinary” people muster their energy and limited resources, turn them into passion …


Public Interest Registry Releases Report Detailing the Steady Growth of the .org Domain in 2014

Mar 31st, 2015 in Press Release

“The Dashboard” Report Shows the Global Growth of Domain Registrations and Trends

RESTON, Va. – March 31, 2015 – Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain, today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report “…


OnGood Coming to Fruition

Mar 17th, 2015 in Community, Domains, Global, New TLDS, NGO, ONG, OnGood

“Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” Saint Francis of Assisi

Nearly four years ago, our team met around a conference table and decided to embark on a new journey – to …


Reaching for New Heights and Global Impact

Feb 5th, 2015 in Marketing, Promotions, Social Good

Working internationally not only offers a chance to expand branding efforts, but it’s also an opportunity to learn – about the customs, local businesses, and the people across international borders. Our team is grateful to have this opportunity to travel …


Announcing Official Launch Dates for New .ngo and .ong Domain Names


Our team is very excited to share with you the definitive launch dates for the validated .ngo and .ong domains!
They are as follows:

Sunrise (available to brands and trademark holders): March 17 Limited Registration Period: April 21 General Availability:…

Happening This Week: ResellerClub HostingCon India

Dec 8th, 2014 in Events, News, ORG, Technology

We’re excited to be back in India for this year’s ResellerClub event that will be taking place in partnership with HostingCon –- this time in Mumbai!

For those who haven’t had a chance to attend previously, this event focuses primarily …


Life is a boomerang; you get what you give!

Dec 2nd, 2014 in Culture, Film, Media

Choose .org for your business! #karma


Happening This Week: Manthan Award


On December 4th, we will convene in New Delhi, India for the annual Manthan Award event – to recognize the BEST use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and digital tools to create a holistic and comprehensive impact on people throughout …


#GivingTuesday and Beyond: 10 Ways to Give Back And Make a Lasting Difference

Nov 24th, 2014 in Editorial, Media, News, Nonprofit

With Giving Tuesday around the corner, efforts to give back – locally, nationally and internationally – are ramping up! But why stop there? The notion and act of giving doesn’t need an expiration date, just like resolutions don’t need to …


Introducing: OnGood™

Nov 13th, 2014 in Media, News, NGO, Nonprofit, Technology

Drumroll please……the official name of the new online community for NGOs, nonprofits and charities has been announced! We are very excited to welcome and introduce to you:

As an online tool helping to garner greater visibility and raise funds for …


A Behind-The-Scenes Look From Our Latest Shoot!

Nov 10th, 2014 in Art, Domains, ORG, Technology

Okay, we can’t give away TOO many details just yet… BUT we can tell you that we plan to put smiles on your faces and get some good laughs out of you. Make sure to be on the lookout for …


Let the eNGO Challenge begin!

Nov 4th, 2014 in Events, NGO, ONG

Tomorrow, on November 5th 2014, 700 NGOs from across South Asia are participating in the third eNGO Challenge. This Challenge is a joint initiative between DEF India and Public Interest Registry – to honor NGOs within the region that …


Turn Down for What?!

Oct 20th, 2014 in Communication, Technology

We know the ICANN community was missing out on Music Night, so we brought it back for one night in Los Angeles at ICANN51! Check out the photos below!

Turn down for what?! #ICANN51

A video posted by PIR.org (@piregistry) …


Bi-Annual Dashboard Report – January to June 2014

Aug 27th, 2014 in Dashboard, Domains, Technology

It’s here! Our bi-annual Dashboard Report is now available – highlighting the growth of the .org domain and providing insight into our IDN gTLDs, including .संगठन, .机哪, & .орг.

Over the past twelve months, the total number of .org domains …


Public Interest Registry Releases Bi-Annual Report Showing Continued Growth of the .org Domain

Aug 27th, 2014 in Press Release

“The Dashboard” Report Offers Insight into Domain Registration Growth and Trends

RESTON, Va., August 27, 2014
Public Interest Registry – the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain – today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report, “The


Public Interest Registry to Speak About Upcoming Launch of .ngo and .ong Web Domains for NPOs

Aug 25th, 2014 in Uncategorized

Cape Town, South Africa (August 25, 2014) – With the launch of the .ngo and .ong domains just around the corner, Rebecca Regan-Sachs, a representative of Public Interest Registry, will lend her expertise in online fundraising and brand identity at …


Public Interest Registry Names Marc Saitta as Chief Financial Officer

Aug 25th, 2014 in Press Release

Veteran Financial Executive Joins as Not-for-Profit Prepares for Global Portfolio Expansion

Reston, Va. (August 25, 2014) – Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain, today announced the hiring of Marc Saitta as chief financial officer. With extensive …


Women LEAD Announced Winner of the WhyIChose.org Contest

Jul 21st, 2014 in Press Release

Nepali Young Women’s Leadership Organization Awarded $5,000 from Public Interest Registry

RESTON, Va., July 21, 2014
Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain, today announced Women LEAD as the winner of the WhyIChose.org Contest. Women LEAD was …


Public Interest Registry Names Dave Stewart as Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Jul 1st, 2014 in Uncategorized

Industry Veteran to Helm Global Marketing Strategies for .org and .ngo|.ong

Reston, Va. (July 1, 2014) – Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain, today announced the hiring of Dave Stewart as vice president of sales and …


Continuing to Work in the Public Interest

Jun 23rd, 2014 in Uncategorized

Written by Don Blumental, Senior Policy Advisor

The new gTLD program is one of the most significant developments in the history of the domain name system and Public Interest Registry is doing its part. We’ve already launched Cyrillic, Hindi and


Public Interest Registry Seeks Board Members to Lead Its New Retail Entity

Jun 23rd, 2014 in Uncategorized

Registry Opens Call for Nominations for Candidates to Serve on the Board of Directors of its Newly Established Registrar Business, PIR-Newco

RESTON, Va., June 23, 2014
Public Interest Registry – the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain – today announced …


Takeaways from InterAction Forum 2014

Jun 17th, 2014 in Events, Global, NGO, Nonprofit, Not-for-profit, Social

On driving change, how do we make a difference? This was a common question and overarching theme of this year’s forum in Washington, DC. The answer? At a very basic level, collaboration, collaboration, and more collaboration – between NGOs, …


InterAction Forum – #Unite4Change

Jun 9th, 2014 in Events, News, NGO, Nonprofit

Tomorrow, June 9th, marks the 30th anniversary of the annual InterAction Forum, happening in the Nation’s Capital, and we can’t wait for the festivities to begin!

The annual conference brings together leaders, experts, and attendees from sectors all over the …


Public Interest Registry Offers New Internationalized Domain Names To General Public

May 27th, 2014 in Uncategorized

Three New Top-Level Domains Now Available for Registration

RESTON, Va., May 27, 2014
Public Interest Registry – the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain – today announced the general availability of three new Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) which translate to …


Technology Leaders + For Purpose Orgs = #FPtech Love

May 20th, 2014 in Events, News, NGO, Nonprofit, Technology

Over the past two weeks, our team traveled across Australia to meet with the local NGO and fptech community – yes, that’s a thing! – to talk about innovation and the changes coming to the Internet, implementing key digital marketing …


UPDATE: NetSquared Melbourne Meetup Next Week!

May 5th, 2014 in Uncategorized

Want to learn about the future of digital marketing for NGOs and not-for-profits? Join us at next week’s NetSquared event in Melbourne:

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
6:00 PM

95 Smith St Fitzroy 3065, Melbourne

Event presented by ThirdSector Magazine.…


Public Interest Registry Announces Sunrise Period For New Internationalized Domain Names

Apr 22nd, 2014 in Uncategorized

Registered Trademark Holders Now Eligible to Submit Applications for Three New Top-Level Domains
RESTON, Va. (April 22, 2014)

Public Interest Registry – the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain – today launched the first registration phase, known as the Sunrise …


.org Spotlight on League of Young Voters: Real-World Community Building, Online & Off

Apr 10th, 2014 in Community, Nonprofit, Not-for-profit, Social

By Sam Patton, Chief of Staff, League of Young Voters

As Chief of Staff, Sam oversees all national staff to execute the League’s online programming and interfaces with state-based field staff. He has appeared on Huffington Post Live, Bay Area


March madness, indeed

Apr 2nd, 2014 in Internet, News, Nonprofit, Technology

Okay, perhaps it was less insanity and more “doing good,” but March was an incredibly busy month for our team – packed full of conferences and events, announcements, conversations, and airline miles. Check out our timeline of events below for …


The History of .org

Mar 31st, 2014 in Communication, ORG, Technology, TLD

Established as one of the original top-level domains (TLDs) of the Internet in 1985, .org has a history almost as long as the Internet itself. For more than 25 years, .org sites have helped create engaged, empowered communities – both …


A Preview of .ngo & .ong Domains at Work

Mar 24th, 2014 in New TLDS, NGO, Nonprofit

What?

New domains for non-governmental organisations, .ngo and .ong, are coming! These domains will be linked to an international directory of NGOs, where the community can help ensure the accuracy of NGO listings and profiles.

Why? To help NGOs distinguish…

Four Reasons Why Your Nonprofit or NGO Should Register .ngo and .ong

Mar 17th, 2014 in New TLDS, NGO, Nonprofit

“NGO” is the widely recognized acronym for describing Non-Governmental Organizations; “ONG” has the same meaning, but it is specifically used in regions of the world that speak Romance Languages (i.e. Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese). Why should global NGOs|ONGs …


Public Interest Registry Announces Support for Internet Technical Leaders in Welcoming IANA Globalization Progress

Mar 17th, 2014 in Press Release

RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Public Interest Registry, the long-time registry operator of .org, one of the most successful Top Level Domains since the Internet’s inception, today announced its support for the statements by leaders of the Internet technical organizations responsible for coordination …


What Are the Eligibility Requirements for Registering .ngo and .ong for Nonprofits and NGOs?

Mar 13th, 2014 in Domains, New TLDS, NGO, Nonprofit, ONG

In developing the .ngo and .ong domain extensions, Public Interest Registry has consulted widely – both geographically and by sector – with members of the NGO community. For the purpose of .ngo and .ong validation, we use seven distinct …


How to: Register .ngo and .ong Domains for Your Nonprofit or NGO

Mar 12th, 2014 in Domains, New TLDS, NGO, Nonprofit, ONG, TLD

In order to acquire your own .NGO and .ONG domain name(s), and get registered in the OnGood directory listing, you will need to:

1. Register your domain(s) Visit the registrars area on the OnGood website Select one registrar from the…

What are .ngo and .ong domains?

Mar 12th, 2014 in Domains, New TLDS, NGO, Nonprofit, ONG, TLD

You know those three little letters to right of the dot in a domain name – like .org, .com, and .net? Well, something new and exciting is coming to the Internet this year; something that will help people all across …


Public Interest Registry + Nonprofit Tech for Good


We are extremely excited to announce that our team, Public Interest Registry, will be partnering with Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech for Good this year in the effort to maximize messaging about the launch of .ngo and .ong domains for …


Your Story Could Earn You $5,000!

Mar 10th, 2014 in Community, ORG, Promotions

For over a decade, people all over the world – people like you – have carried out their missions and created positive impact on .org – where action begins! We’ve truly been humbled by the passion and commitment that has …


Sevenly[+].org

Mar 9th, 2014 in Events, News, ORG, Partnership

There is something to be said about organisations that devote themselves to creating an impact – no matter how big or how small – on the world. Particularly when money is often a leading motive in life, it’s refreshing to …


Turn Down for What?! SXSW, Here We Come!

Mar 6th, 2014 in Events, News

Headed to SXSW? We’d love to see you there!

We are Public Interest Registry, the operator of the .org domain, and we will be heading down to Austin for our second appearance at the annual festival. We’ve got some great …


Q&A Spotlight with .ORG Website Makeover Contest Winner, National Network to End Domestic Violence

Feb 27th, 2014 in Community, Design, Internet, Not-for-profit, ORG

We sat down with Kim Gandy, President and CEO of the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), to discuss the organization’s work, their motivation to enter the .ORG Makeover Contest and the organization’s future goals. With NNEDV’s recent …


Public Interest Registry Releases Report Demonstrating Extended Growth Of The .ORG Domain In 2013

Feb 19th, 2014 in Press Release

“The Dashboard” Report Shows Steady Rise in International Registrations

RESTON, Va., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Public Interest Registry – the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain – today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report, “The


National Network to End Domestic Violence Voted Winner of the .ORG Website Makeover Contest

Feb 12th, 2014 in Press Release

Anti-Violence Advocacy Group Garners More than 9,400 Votes to Win a Newly Redesigned Website from Public Interest Registry and OmniStudio

RESTON, Va. (February 12, 2014) – Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain, today announced the National


50 Hashtags to Spark Social Change


The hashtag (#), once known simply as the pound symbol, has become a vital communication tool that has transformed how people engage with one another online. Hashtags are efficient because they essentially help to optimize conversations and content – for …


2013: A Year of InsPIRation

Dec 16th, 2013 in Domains, Global, Internet, News, Technology

Can you believe that December is here already? What a year 2013 has been, an exciting one at that! From global conferences and meeting with NGOs, to revealing Public Interest Registry’s new branding and the revamped face of pir.org to …


Nelson Mandela

Dec 6th, 2013 in Global, News

Yesterday, the world lost one of its brightest guiding lights – a true revolutionary whose vision for reconciliation and unity galvanized a country and inspired the world. Some knew him as Rolihlahla “the troublemaker”, others respected him as “Madiba”; the …


Public Voting Now Open for the .ORG Website Makeover Contest

Nov 25th, 2013 in Press Release

Ten Finalists Vie for Chance to Win a Fully Redesigned Website

RESTON, Va. (November 25, 2013) – Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain, today announced the 10 organizations selected as finalists in the .ORG Website Makeover …


Last Call! The .ORG Website Makeover Contest Ends November 8

Nov 5th, 2013 in Press Release

Only Four Days Remaining for Organizations to Enter to Win a Fully Designed .ORG Website from Public Interest Registry and OmniStudio

RESTON, Va. (November 5, 2013) – Is your organization in need of an online facelift? From now until midnight …


RECAP: ResellerClub Hosting Summit 2013


Last week, ResellerClub held its second annual Hosting Summit – an event that had attracted 1,800+ attendees previously in Mumbai in 2012, thus making it the largest exclusive web hosting industry event in Asia. This year, RCHS was held in …


Public Interest Registry Announces .ORG Website Makeover Contest

Oct 14th, 2013 in Press Release

.ORG’s Nonprofit Operator Launches Contest in Collaboration with OmniStudio to Help Organizations Advance Their Missions Online

RESTON, Va. (October 14, 2013) – Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain, today announced the launch of its .ORG Website …


Public Interest Registry Unveils New Brand Identity

Sep 30th, 2013 in Press Release

RESTON, Va. (September 30, 2013) – Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain, today announced a rebranding of the organization. The fresh change in its visual brand design exemplifies the organization’s brand identity as the trustworthy, purposeful, …


#NGOs + Gov. + Businesses = #Collaborative; #2030NOW #SocialGood Summit


Why #2030NOW and not #2013? SGS is calling for long-term thinking about ways that new media and technology can be used to solve the world’s leading challenges. The idea is that long-term thinking will lead to long-term solutions that have a positive impact on future generations and ultimately make the world a better place.

#NGOs + Gov. + Businesses = #Collaborative; #2030NOW #SocialGood Summit



[photo by Mashable]

The theme of this year’s Social Good Summit (SGS) is:

Big Ideas + New Media = Innovative Solutions; #2030NOW.

Why #2030NOW and not #2013? SGS is calling for long-term thinking about ways that new media and technology …


Join @Sept11Memorial Today in Honoring the 12th Anniversary of 9/11

Sep 11th, 2013 in Global, Story

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum (www.911memorial.org), located at the site of the World Trade Center, is a tribute to the (nearly 3,000) victims that lost their lives during the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, as well as those who were killed in the WTC bombing in February 1993.

Public Interest Registry Releases Bi-Annual Domain Name Report

Sep 3rd, 2013 in Press Release

RESTON, Va. (September 4, 2013) – Public Interest Registry – the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain – today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report, “The Dashboard,” detailing the international and domestic growth of .ORG from January …


Introducing .NGO/.ONG at @InsideNGO’s Annual Conference, Exclusively for the NGO Community


Last week, Public Interest Registry had the privilege to exhibit at this year’s annual InsideNGO conference in Washington, D.C. InsideNGO is a membership association that focuses on strengthening “inside” operational staff members and leadership in the international NGO sector; this …


#dotORG Highlight: Everybody + POOL (@PluspoolNY) to Make First Swim in NYC’s East River in over 100 Years Possible!


New York City is not only the most populous city in the United States, but it is truly a global power city, having an incredible impact upon culture, media, art, fashion, technology, education, and entertainment. People from all over …


#TaliasLegacy


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This week we wanted to recognize and honor the story of a 13-year-old girl who devoted her short time on this earth to supporting children and families who live with cancer, while battling cancer herself.

Talia Joy Castellano was …


Reflection on UBM’s Business4Better


Last week, UBM held its 4th annual Business4Better event in London. This two-day conference is part of the company’s Community Engagement Series, which was founded in Brazil in 2009 and now also takes place in India and the United …


CEO Brian Cute on Computerwoche: A Facebook for NGOs


Brian Cute, CEO of Public Interest Registry, recently sat down with Simon Hülsbömer of Computerwoche.de in Germany to discuss the 1400+ new generic top level domains (gTLDs) coming to the Internet. Public Interest Registry is the longstanding operator of the …


Leveraging Celebrities to Enhance Your Cause Marketing


In cause campaign efforts, celebrity involvement can help catalyze momentum to reach and engage your audience when it is approached and strategized correctly. What does it really mean to find the right celebrity for your cause and collaborate together to …


Happy 28th Birthday to .ORG!

Jul 10th, 2013 in Uncategorized

On July 10, 1985, Mitre Corp. launched the very first .ORG domain website. We are thrilled to have been given the opportunity to serve the public interest for the past 28 years, and we look forward to what the future …


Litterati: Crowdsource-Cleaning the Planet

Jul 10th, 2013 in Uncategorized

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Jeff Kirschner came up with the idea for the “Litterati” movement after his young daughter spotted a piece of litter floating in a river near his home in Northern California. “Daddy, that doesn’t go there,” she said.…


ResellerClub and Public Interest Registry’s Growth in India


ResellerClub recently interviewed our Channel Manager, Anand Vora, who shared his thoughts about HostingCon and his experience working with ResellerClub.

HostingCon was held recently in Austin, Texas. This particular event is a great platform for registries to see what people …


Back to the Future, Making an Impact on the Way.

Jul 3rd, 2013 in Domains, Film, Internet, Movies

Today marks the 28th anniversary of Back to the Future’s theatrical release in 1985. For nearly two decades, the critically acclaimed, science-fiction comedy film has delighted audiences with its memorable cast, musical score, iconic references, and of course, the …


Taking Rachel’s Challenge.

Jun 26th, 2013 in News, Nonprofit, Story

“I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.”

These words …


Taking Rachel’s Challenge.

Jun 26th, 2013 in News, Nonprofit, Online, Organization, Story, Web

“I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.”

These words …


Domínio .ONG será chancela de credibilidade para ongs internacionais via @idgnow


Fonte Original: IDGNOW
Por Cristina De Luca
Publicada em 17/06/2013 10:00

Grande parte das organizações não governamentais sem fins lucrativos, sobretudo em mercados emergentes, se depara com o obstáculo de provar sua legitimidade, principalmente na internet, onde as ações de …


1,400 New Domain Names Are Coming. What Does It Mean For You?


Original Source: SimplyZesty
Written by Lauren Fisher, 10 Jun 2013

As we prepare for the release of 1,400 new domain extensions such as .book, .music to .sport, the Public Internet Registry (PIR) is also focusing on specific domains for the …


Online Giving in Times of Tragedy: Avoiding Charity Scams and Donating Safely


Original Source: Huffington Post

Contributed by Nancy Gofus, COO of Public Interest Registry

When tragedy strikes, the human spirit doesn’t falter. As witnessed with recent events including the Boston Marathon bombings, the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, the garment …


Why Are Brands Abandoning gTLD Applications? by @JenWolfe of @Wolfedomain


Original Source Posted by Jennifer Wolfe on Wed, Jun 05, 2013 @ 02:36 PM

A number of brands have recently fallen from the list of visionary companies applying for gTLDs. Hasbro’s Transformers, Hilton, GM’s suite of gTLDs and Heinz …


The World’s Most Influential NGOs According to Klout (@Klout)


Klout recently published it’s list of the most influential NGOs across the globe, recognizing their efforts to bring positive change to the world. Rankings are based on each organization’s social media footprints. Take a look here!…


#foodstagrams to Fight World Hunger


 

As Public Interest Registry draws closer toward its launch of the .NGO/.ONG domain extensions, we are actively searching for NGOs around the globe — to connect with, to understand their mission(s), and to help share their stories in a …


Public Interest Registry’s (NGO) InterAction


This week, Public Interest Registry exhibited at InterAction’s annual forum held in Washington, DC to promote .ORG and two new domain extensions that we intend to launch by mid-2014 — .NGO and .ONG (the .NGO equivalent for Spanish, Italian, French …


ORGs for Boston

Apr 19th, 2013 in Uncategorized

The energy in the air is nervous today. Eyes are low, constantly shifting from Twitter and Facebook mobile apps to the Arrival/Departure signs overhead. Security dogs are pacing up and down the halls as armed policemen herd us all like …


Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong.


In this TED talk, Dan Pallotta (@danpallotta) claims that there is a double standard that currently persists for nonprofits: they are often rewarded for how little they spend — not for what they actually get done. Pallotta asks the public …


The Ratings Are In: Measuring .ORG’s Trust and Success in Numbers


Written by Thuy LeDinh, Senior Marketing Communications Manager at Public Interest Registry

I recently discovered HBO’s new hit show, The Newsroom, which follows a team behind a nightly cable news program in their quest – in the name of ethical …


South by (South) Reflections



SXSW 2013 has officially come to a close. Participants from the festival are still recuperating from the travel edured, 6th Street, and of course their participation in panels, shows, and exhibits; Austinites are happy to see everyone vacate until next …


The Digital Citizen


As technology and the Internet advances, is it shaping us or are we shaping it? Last year .ORG created a short film, the Digital Citizen, which explored the concept of human interactions in a digital age. What we found was …


Public Interest Registry at SXSW Interactive Trade Show #737


Those 3 little letters at the end of your website, to the right of the dot, what do they mean to you? Are they part of your brand? Part of your message? Do they evoke a sense of community and …


Support .NGO, A Public Interest Registry Initiative

Mar 4th, 2013 in Uncategorized

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XExZDMAGUMo#!

Within a year new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) will be launched worldwide, joining the likes of .ORG, .COM, and .NET. Among the proposed new gTLDs is .NGO. .NGO will be the exclusive domain for local and global non-governmental …


Share Your .ORG Story, Help Direct Our Next Film!


Are you affiliated with an organization or cause? Do you use the .ORG domain extension in a creative or interesting way? If you answered yes to both of these questions, we want to help you share your .ORG story!

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Public Interest Registry Dashboard – July to December 2012


Earlier this week, Public Interest Registry released it’s bi-annual domain name report, “The Dashboard,” highlighting the growth of .ORG in the second half of 2012. Overall, we had a remarkable year. Most notably, in June we accumulated the …


Public Interest Registry Releases Report Revealing Continued Growth of the .ORG Domain

Feb 27th, 2013 in Press Release

RESTON, Va. (February 27, 2013) – Public Interest Registry – the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain – today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report, “The Dashboard,” detailing the increased growth of .ORG from July …


.Org Project 94 Kicks Off Next Month

Feb 22nd, 2013 in Uncategorized

Short .org domains go on auction block beginning next month.

Next month .org registry Public Interest Registry (PIR) will begin auctioning off domain names as part of Project 94.

Project 94 is the marketing name for releasing 94 one …


Public Interest Registry Opens Call For Expressions of Interest For .NGO and .ONG Domain Registrations


RESTON, Va. (February 19, 2013) Public Interest Registry – the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain – today announced today that it is accepting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from organizations that wish to obtain a domain ending in .NGO …


Public Interest Registry Opens Call for Expression of Interest for .NGO and .ONG Domain Registrations

Feb 19th, 2013 in Press Release

RESTON, Va. (February 19, 2013)Public Interest Registry – the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain – today announced that it is accepting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from organizations that wish to obtain a domain ending in .NGO or …


PIR Survey Reveals That Most Americans Are Uninformed About DDoS Attacks

Oct 27th, 2012 in Press Release

RESTON, Va. (November 28, 2012) – Whether motivated by an extreme form of free expression or criminal intent, distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDoS attacks) are increasingly commonplace worldwide. Yet there remains a universal misunderstanding amongst the general public of what to …


.ORG Releases 94 Never-Before-Registered One- and Two-Character Domain Names

Oct 10th, 2012 in Press Release

RESTON, Va. (October 10, 2012) – Much like real estate, Internet “curb appeal” – otherwise known as an Internet address – can help optimize a company or organization’s online branding or outreach efforts. Today, Public Interest Registry (PIR) – …


Public Interest Registry Releases Results of Bi-Annual Domain Name Report

Jul 14th, 2012 in Press Release

RESTON, Va. (August 14, 2012) — Public Interest Registry (PIR)—the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain—today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report, “The Dashboard,” detailing the strong growth of .ORG during the first six months of 2012. …


PIR Hits 10 Million .ORG Domain Registrations

Jul 11th, 2012 in Press Release

RESTON, Va. (July 11, 2012)Public Interest Registry (PIR) – the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain – has reached a major milestone with the registration of its 10 millionth .ORG domain name: JADFORUM.ORG, which was registered on June …


PIR Elects New Members To .ORG Advisory Council

Jul 6th, 2012 in Press Release

RESTON, Va. (August 6, 2012) — Public Interest Registry (PIR), the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain, today announced the appointment of new members to its .ORG Advisory Council. Since its creation in 2003, the .ORG Advisory Council has been …


PIR Aims To Broaden International Reach With Creation of Cyrillic, Chinese and Devanagari Web Addresses

May 31st, 2012 in Press Release

RESTON, Va. (May 31, 2012) – Public Interest Registry (PIR) – the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain – today applied for the creation and management of four internationalized domain names (IDNs) recognized as .ORG in non-Latin-based scripts. As part …


PIR Files Applications to Create and Manage .NGO and .ONG Domains

May 31st, 2012 in Press Release

RESTON, Va. (May 31, 2012)Public Interest Registry (PIR) – the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain – has formally submitted its applications to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for the .NGO and .ONG domain …


Call for Nominations to the Public Interest Registry .ORG Advisory Council

May 10th, 2012 in Press Release

RESTON, Va. (May 10, 2012) – The .ORG Advisory Council has been a valuable global resource for the Public Interest Registry (PIR) management for providing advice on policy, outreach, and new services to improve registry operations and support the noncommercial …


PIR Launches First-Ever .ORG Television Commercial In India

Apr 16th, 2012 in Press Release

RESTON, Va. (April 16, 2012) — Public Interest Registry (PIR) – the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain – today aired its first-ever television commercial for the .ORG domain. Developed in conjunction with BigRock, a leading provider of web …


.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Releases Results of Bi-annual Domain Name Report

Feb 15th, 2012 in Press Release

RESTON, Va., (February 15, 2012) /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR)—manager of the world’s third largest generic top-level domain (gTLD)—today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report, "The Dashboard," detailing the robust growth of .ORG during …


.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Welcomes Nancy Gofus As Chief Operating Officer

Jan 23rd, 2012 in Press Release

RESTON, Va. (January 23, 2012) — .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) – manager of the world’s third largest generic top-level domain  – today named Nancy Gofus as chief operating officer. A long-time veteran of the telecommunications industry, Ms. …


Call for Nominations to the Public Interest Registry .ORG Advisory Council

Dec 5th, 2011 in Press Release

RESTON, Va.(December 5, 2011) The .ORG Advisory Council has been a valuable global resource for the Public Interest Registry (PIR) management for providing advice on policy, outreach, and new services to improve registry operations and support the noncommercial .ORG community. …


PIR To Present At NTEN On The Changing Internet with Its Plans For .NGO.

Dec 5th, 2011 in Press Release

RESTON, Va. (December 5, 2011) –Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 6, 2011, The Public Interest Registry (PIR), the organization that manages the .ORG domain extension, will present a webinar entitled, “Product Spotlight: How Nonprofits or NGOs Can Take Advantage of


PIR To Present At NTEN On The Changing Internet with Its Plans For .NGO.

Dec 5th, 2011 in Press Release

RESTON, Va. (December 5, 2011) –Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 6, 2011, The Public Interest Registry (PIR), the organization that manages the .ORG domain extension, will present a webinar entitled, “Product Spotlight: How Nonprofits or NGOs Can Take Advantage of


.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Donates $50,000 to Victory Junction

Nov 11th, 2011 in Press Release

RESTON, Va., Nov. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Today, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) proudly announced its pledge to donate $50,000 to Victory Junction, a year-round camp founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty for children with chronic medical conditions or …


.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Hires Paul Diaz As Director Of Policy

Oct 11th, 2011 in Press Release

RESTON, VA (October 11, 2011) –Today, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) – manager of the world’s third largest generic top-level domain – announced the hiring of Paul Diaz as Director of Policy. A tenured representative of public policy and …


The PIR Partners With the Digital Empowerment Foundation To Bring More India-Based NGOs Online

Sep 22nd, 2011 in Press Release

RESTON, Va., (Sept. 22, 2011) — Earlier this summer, the Public Interest Registry (PIR) – manager of the .ORG domain – expressed its intention to apply for the management of a new top-level domain, .NGO, when the domain becomes available …


IN .ORG WE TRUST: Survey Reveals Americans Turn To The .ORG Domain In Times of Crisis and Calm

Sep 14th, 2011 in Press Release

RESTON, Va. (September 15, 2011) – It’s no secret that the rise in corporate social media use has increased multi-fold over the past few years, leaving some to question the future of the corporate website. However, according to a new …


The Public Interest Registry To Present .NGO Domain Extension Plans At CIVICUS World Assembly

Sep 9th, 2011 in Press Release

RESTON, Va. (September 9, 2011) –At CIVICUS World Assembly in Montreal this week, Canada, Brian Cute, CEO of The Public Interest Registry (PIR), the organization that manages the .ORG domain name, will present PIR’s proposal to apply for the new …


.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Joins GoDaddy.com with NASCAR Sponsorship

Sep 3rd, 2011 in Press Release

RESTON, Va., Sep 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Attention all fans of one of America’s greatest pastimes! Today, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) is proud to announce a sponsorship with JR Motorsports and driver Jamie McMurray.

In conjunction with …


.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Releases Results of Bi-Annual Domain Name Report, ‘The Dashboard’

Aug 15th, 2011 in Press Release

RESTON, Va., (Aug. 15, 2011) — .ORG, The Public Interest Registry today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report, "The Dashboard," detailing the continued strong growth of the world’s third largest generic top-level domain (gTLD). According to the …


.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Waives Renewal Fees For Japanese Registrants Affected By The Recent Disaster

Apr 11th, 2011 in Press Release

RESTON, Va. (April 11, 2011) – In light of the recent disasters that have devastated Japan, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) today announced a plan to waive renewal fees for Japanese domain name holders who are unable to renew …


.ORG, PIR Celebrates 9 Million Registrations

Mar 2nd, 2011 in Press Release

RESTON, Va. (MARCH 2, 2011) – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) is pleased to announce that .ORG is now home to over 9 million domain name registrations. With a growth of 10.3 percent in 2010 – the domain continues …


PIR Releases Results of 2H Half 2010 Bi-Annual Domain Name Report, “The Dashboard”

Feb 14th, 2011 in Press Release

RESTON, Va. (February 14, 2011) – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report, “The Dashboard,” detailing the monumental growth of the world’s third largest generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD). According to the …


.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Names Brian Cute as Chief Executive Officer

Jan 14th, 2011 in Press Release

RESTON, Va. (January 14, 2011) — .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) – manager of the world’s third largest generic top-level domain  – today appointed Mr. Brian Cute as chief executive officer.  With more than 12 years of experience …


.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Hires Don Blumenthal as Senior Policy Advisor

Dec 2nd, 2010 in Uncategorized

RESTON, VA (December 2, 2010) – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) – manager of the world’s third largest generic top-level domain – announced today the hiring of Don Blumenthal as Senior Policy Advisor.  An esteemed attorney, Blumenthal brings …


.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Hosts “.ORG in Real Time With David Meerman Scott: Web Strategy, Domain Names, and Building Your Brand”

Nov 16th, 2010 in Press Release

NEW YORK, NY(Marketwire – November 16, 2010) – What’s in a domain name? With over 8.5 million registrants, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR), manager of the world’s third largest generic top-level domain, held an intimate breakfast and …


WHO’S HITTING YOUR SERVER? .ORG PROVIDES INSIGHTS WITH ‘PRACTICE SAFE DNS’ CAMPAIGN

Oct 19th, 2010 in Press Release

RESTON, Va. (October 19, 2010) – With the goal of promoting security and curbing growing abuse of the Domain Name Systems (DNS), .ORG, The Public Interest Registry is launching the “Practice Safe DNS” campaign – a new initiative …


.ORG Kicks-Off the “Why I Chose” Campaign to Educate Marketers About Value of Domain Names

Sep 28th, 2010 in Press Release

RESTON, VA–(Marketwire – September 28, 2010) – What’s in a name? With nearly 200 million registered domain names worldwide, an increasing number of organizations, companies and individuals are fine-tuning their online marketing campaigns and selecting domain names …


PIR Becomes The First gTLD Registry to Offer an Automated Registrar Accreditation System (ARAS)

Sep 24th, 2010 in Uncategorized

RESTON, Va. (September 24, 2010) – .ORG, the Public Interest Registry (PIR) announced today the production launch of the Automated Registrar Accreditation System (ARAS) for new registrars seeking to sell .ORG.  The goal of ARAS is to reduce the time …


.ORG the Public Interest Registry Announced Today That Alexa Raad Has Resigned As President And CEO

Aug 25th, 2010 in Press Release

The Board of Directors of .ORG the Public Interest Registry announced today that Alexa Raad, the President and Chief Executive Officer of PIR, has decided to resign from her positions with the company effective on September 24th, 2010.  Her …


.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Releases Results Of Bi-Annual Domain Name Report, “The Dashboard”

Aug 17th, 2010 in Press Release

Key Findings Show that 2010 .ORG Registrations Grew 7.6 Percent during First Six Months – Total .ORG Domains Reaches 8.5 Million

RESTON, Va. (August 17, 2010) – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry today released the results of its bi-annual domain …


.ORG Inserts DNSSEC Key Into The Root Zone

Jul 26th, 2010 in Uncategorized

Domain Cements Leadership Role in Widespread DNSSEC Adoption

RESTON, Va. (July 26, 2010) – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) today announced it has inserted its Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) key into the Internet root zone, joining …


Go Daddy, Dyndns.com and NamesBeyond Support DNSSEC-Signed .ORG Domain Names

Jul 20th, 2010 in Press Release

Reston, Va. (July 20, 2010) – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) today announced that three leading registrars  – Go Daddy, DynDNS.com and NamesBeyond – now support Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) for .ORG domain names, adding an …


.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Very First Registration – MITRE.org

Jul 12th, 2010 in Press Release

RESTON, Va., July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As one of the original top-level domains, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) today congratulates The MITRE Corporation for being the first registrant 25 years ago with the .ORG domain. Purchased on July 10, …


.ORG Becomes First Generic Top-Level Domain to Deploy Enhanced Domain Security Protocol (DNSSEC)

Jun 23rd, 2010 in Press Release

Brussels, Belgium -(June 23, 2010) .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) today announced that it has taken the final step to become the first generic top-level domain (gTLD) to offer full deployment of Domain Name System Security Extensions or DNSSEC. …


Maarten Botterman Elected as Chairman of PIR Board of Directors

Jun 21st, 2010 in Press Release

RESTON, VA–(Marketwire – June 21, 2010) – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR), today announced that Maarten Botterman has been elected as the Chairman of the PIR Board of Directors. Maarten succeeds Barbara Fraser, who has held the position since …


.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Celebrates Its 25th Year With 8 Million Registrations

Mar 17th, 2010 in Press Release

World’s Third Largest Domain Posts 8.4 Percent Growth in 2009

RESTON, VA–(Marketwire – March 17, 2010) –  In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the introduction of Internet domains,  .ORG, The Public Interest Registry is pleased to announce that the …


.ORG, The Public Interest Registry to Deploy Enhanced Domain Security in June 2010

Mar 12th, 2010 in Press Release

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry to Complete Its Final Step of DNSSEC Deployment by June 30, 2010

RESTON, VA–(Marketwire – March 11, 2010) –  .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) today announced plans to complete the final step to realizing …


.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Releases Bi-Annual Domain Name Report, “The Dashboard”

Feb 18th, 2010 in Press Release

Key Findings Show That .ORG Registrations in 2009 Grew 8.4 Percent Over Previous Year.

RESTON, VA–(Marketwire – February 18, 2010) –  .ORG, The Public Interest Registry today released the results of its second bi-annual domain name report, "The Dashboard," illustrating …


.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Receives Recognition for Excellence in Marketing

Oct 20th, 2009 in Press Release

.ORG wins WebAward for Website Redesign and is a Finalist for the NonProfit PR Awards

Reston, VA (MarketWire – October 20, 2009)- .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, www.pir.org, announced today that they have won a WebAward, for Outstanding Achievement in …


.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Releases Its First Ever Domain Name Report, “The Dashboard”

Oct 6th, 2009 in Press Release

"The Dashboard" Shows .ORG Registrations Grew 11% in the First Half of 2009

RESTON, VA–(Marketwire – October 06, 2009) – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (www.pir.org) announces today the release of their first bi-annual domain name report, "The Dashboard." Among …


.ORG Communities, Submit Your Entries for the 14th Annual Webby Awards

Sep 29th, 2009 in Press Release

The Webby Awards honors the best in Websites, Interactive Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video and the MobileWeb

Reston, VA – September 29, 2009 – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (www.pir.org), the company behind the .ORG domain name, encourages …


.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Advances and Makes Strides with Domain Name Security Extensions

Jul 22nd, 2009 in Press Release

The .ORG Registry continues its commitment to bolstering the future of Internet security

Reston, VA – July 22, 2009 – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (www.pir.org) announces today the achievement of key milestones with Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC).  PIR …


.ORG is the First Open Top-Level Domain to be Signed with Domain Name Security Extensions

Jun 22nd, 2009 in Press Release

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Successfully Implements DNSSEC in the Zone

Reston, VA – June, 2, 2009 – Today, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (www.pir.org), the company behind the .ORG domain name, is the first open generic Top-Level …


DNSSEC Industry Coalition Symposium is Announced

May 21st, 2009 in Press Release

Issues and Proposed Solutions for DNSSEC Deployment and Signing the Root Will Be Discussed 

Reston, VA- May 21, 2009 – The DNSSEC Industry Coalition Symposium is announced today in collaboration with Google, Nominum, Inc. and the Internet Corporation


The Winners of the First-Ever NTC .ORG Ambassador Awards Announced

May 11th, 2009 in Press Release

Finalists declared during leading nonprofit technology conference in San Francisco

RESTON, VA – (May 11, 2009) – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (www.pir.org) announces the finalists of the first-ever NTC .ORG Ambassador Awards following the successful Nonprofit Technology


.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Congratulates All .ORG Webby Winners

May 5th, 2009 in Press Release

A Record Year for .ORG Winners at the 13th Annual Celebration in June

Reston, VA – May 5, 2009 – Today, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (www.pir.org), the company behind the .ORG domain name, congratulates all .ORG community …


The .ORG Advisory Council Appoints New Worldwide Internet Leaders

Apr 2nd, 2009 in Press Release

Reston, VA – April 2, 2009 – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (http://pir.org) announced today the appointment of 1 Advisory Council member and the reappointment of 3 current Council members to fill expiring term open seats.  The .ORG …


.ORG, The Public Interest Registry and NTEN Announce the Creation of the NTC .ORG Ambassador Award

Mar 19th, 2009 in Press Release

The NTC .ORG Ambassador Award will debut during April’s NTC Conference in San Francisco

Reston, VA – March 19, 2009 – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (www.pir.org), the registry behind the global .ORG domain name, announces its first-ever NTC .ORG …


DNSSEC Industry Coalition Meets with Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf and Internet Researcher Dan Kaminsky

Mar 18th, 2009 in Press Release

Reston, VA – 18 March 2009 – The DNSSEC Industry Coalition (www.dnsseccoalition.org) comprised of 20 organizations streamlining the rollout of DNSSEC worldwide, gathered on Friday, March 13, 2009, to share best practices in deployment and meet the urgent challenge …


The DNSSEC Industry Coalition Announces the Formation of its Registrar Review Team

Mar 11th, 2009 in Press Release

Reston, VA -11 March 2009 – The DNSSEC Industry Coalition (http://dnsseccoalition.org) announces today the formation of its Registrar Review Team following the 34th public meeting of the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in Mexico City, …


Alexa Raad is Selected as a Smart100 Award Recipient

Feb 20th, 2009 in Press Release

.ORG CEO is Recognized as one of Greater Washington’s Thought Leaders by Washington SmartCEO Magazine 

Reston, VA- February 20, 2009- .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (www.pir.org) is proud to announce that CEO Alexa Raad has been named …


.ORG is the Official Sponsor of the 13th Annual Webby Awards

Jan 30th, 2009 in Press Release

Partnership announced with the leading international awards group honoring excellence on the Internet  

Reston, VA – January 30, 2009 – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, today announces it is the Official Sponsor of the 13th Annual Webby Awards. As …


Public Interest Registry Opens Call for Nominations for its Advisory Council

Dec 19th, 2008 in Press Release

Registry for .ORG domain names seeks submissions from Internet leaders 

Reston, VA – December 19, 2008 – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, the premier domain where people turn to find credible information, get involved, fund causes and support advocacy, …


Industry Coalition Announced to Increase Adoption of Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC)

Dec 3rd, 2008 in Press Release

DNSSEC Industry Coalition forms to streamline implementation across Domain Name Registries   

Reston, VA – December 3, 2008 – The DNSSEC Industry Coalition is a global group of registries and industry experts whose mission is to work collaboratively to …


.ORG CEO Honored by The Washington Business Journal

Nov 21st, 2008 in Press Release

Alexa Raad Is Named as One of 2008’s Women Who Mean Business 

RESTON, VA– November 21, 2008 – Alexa Raad, CEO of .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, has been chosen as one of the leading women in Washington business …


Industry Safety Group Announces Formation to Improve Internet Security

Oct 16th, 2008 in Press Release

Registry Internet Safety Group formed to develop best practices and enhance overall Internet user security
 
Reston, VA – 16 October, 2008 – The Registry Internet Safety Group, ("RISG"), is a global group of responsible Internet related companies whose mission …


Eco and Public Interest Registry to hold “.ORG Day” on 8 October in Frankfurt

Sep 30th, 2008 in Press Release

Cologne, 30  September 2008 – Eco, the federation of the German Internet economy, along with  .ORG, The Public Interest Registry announce a forum event that will gather thought-leaders under the theme "From Ground Breaking to the Mainstream." During this one-day …


.ORG Community Websites Now 7 Million Strong

Aug 25th, 2008 in Press Release

Internet community at the forefront of online collaboration, social issues, advocacy, and social networking reaches significant milestone

Reston, VA – August 25, 2008 – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, the registry behind the global .ORG domain name, announced today that …


.ORG Becomes First Generic Top Level Domain to Start DNSSEC Implementation

Jul 21st, 2008 in Press Release

Calls on ICANN for Speedy Adoption to Sign the Root

Reston, VA – July  21, 2008 – A request by .ORG, The Public Interest Registry to bolster Internet security via the implementation of Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC) was unanimously …


.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Honors 12th Annual .ORG Webby Winners

May 13th, 2008 in Press Release

Reston, VA – May 13, 2008 – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry is excited to honor the .ORG winners of the 12th Annual Webby Awards.  As the Official Sponsor of the Webby Awards, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry will help …


.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Launches New Online Resource Center

Apr 24th, 2008 in Press Release

Reston, VA – April 24, 2008 – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry is pleased to announce the launch of the .ORG Resource Center.  Committed to improving the online experience of the .ORG Community, the Registry has created a comprehensive library …


.ORG Announces “World Voices” Campaign

Apr 9th, 2008 in Press Release

Reston VA – April 9, 2008: Even though .ORG, The Public Interest Registry has played a key role in the operational governance of the world’s most important communications medium, it has kept a low public profile and sought little …


.ORG’s Advisory Council Inducts New Internet Worldwide Leaders

Apr 3rd, 2008 in Press Release

Reston, VA – April 3, 2008 – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry announced today the appointment of 4 new Advisory Council members and the reappointment of 2 current Council members to fill expiring term open seats.  The Advisory Council, created …


.ORG Becomes an Official Sponsor of the 12th Annual Webby Awards

Feb 11th, 2008 in Press Release

RESTON, VA – February 11, 2008 – The Public Interest Registry (.ORG), the premier domain where people turn to find credible information, get involved, fund causes and support advocacy, announces it will be an Official Sponsor of the 12th Annual …


.ORG Open Call for Nominations for its Advisory Council

Jan 24th, 2008 in Press Release

Reston, VA – January 24, 2008 – The Public Interest Registry (.ORG), the premier domain where people turn to find credible information, get involved, fund causes and support advocacy, announces it is seeking internet leaders to fill 5 open seats …