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 on the .ORG Advisory Council.

Composed of leaders from a broad spectrum of the noncommercial organizations around the world, the .ORG Advisory Council provides a valuable resource for PIR management and its Board of Directors.  The Council was created to advise on issues ranging from public policy to the introduction of new services. 

5 of the 15 Advisory Council seats are to be filled by April 2008, each for a 3 year term.  .ORG is seeking individuals with significant internet leadership experience within the noncommercial, nongovernmental organization (NGO), and domain name arenas who represent the broad and geographically diverse spectrum of the global internet community. 

"Given the global nature of .ORG, and our growth and leadership in the internet domain namespace, the .ORG Advisory Council is an essential part of our organization.  We look forward to nominations from industry leaders who would like to be a part of our planning and growth over the next three years," says Alexa Raad, CEO of Public Interest Registry.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit nominations, including self-nominations.  A nominations statement of approximately 400 words should include details of the nominee’s experience with the internet, commitment to promoting the noncommercial use of the internet, understanding of the technical or policy issues facing the .ORG registry, and perspective regarding the needs of the .ORG community.  A current biography and CV are also requested.

New council members will be announced in April 2008.  Nominations must be submit by Friday, March 14, 2008, 17:00 UTC.  Please submit nominations to

For additional information on .ORG and the Advisory Council, go to

About .ORG
Trusted across all ages, backgrounds and nationalities, .ORG is where people turn to find credible information, get involved, fund causes and support advocacy.  .ORG empowers the global noncommercial community to use the internet more effectively and, concurrently, takes a leadership position among internet stakeholders on policy and related issues.  .ORG, the Public Interest Registry, is based in Reston, Virginia, USA.

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