We are seeking applications for five open seats on the Advisory Council. More details here: Call for Nominations to the Public Interest Registry Advisory Council.

Composed of leaders from a broad spectrum of the noncommercial organizations around the world, the .org Advisory Council was created to advise on issues ranging from public policy to the introduction of new services. Their perspectives, representing the voice of the global noncommercial community, play a vital role in the long-term success of .org.

.org Advisory Council Members (2015-2018)

Asia/Middle East
Allan Salahedin, Palestine

Asia Pacific

Justin Watts, Australia
T I M Nurul Kabir, Bangladesh


(Guy) Aho Tete Benissan, Senegal
Thomas MacKenzie, France/UK

North America

JoAnn Patrick-Ezzell, USA

Latin America

Marie-Laure Lemineur, Costa Rica


Non-Commerical Users Constituency (NCUC) representative: Farzaneh Badii. For more information, contact us.

.ngo & .ong Advisory Council Members

Vineet Kumar, India (2017-2019)
Maureen Hilyard, Cook Islands (2017-2019)
Public Interest Registry has appointed Michel Tchonang to serve on the NGO Community Advisory Council to represent the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC). For more information, contact us.