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Public Interest Registry, the Official Manager of .ORG Top Level Domain
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About

Trusted across all ages, backgrounds and nationalities, .ORG is where people turn to find credible information, get involved, fund causes and support advocacy. .ORG, The Public Interest Registry 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 on behalf of the .ORG Community.

The .ORG domain is the Internet's third largest "generic" or non-country specific top-level domain with more than 7 million domain names registered worldwide. .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, was founded by the Internet Society in 2002. It is based in Reston, Virginia, USA.

Why choose .ORG?

When you buy a .ORG domain name, your organization is linked to a well-established brand of trust and integrity. One of the original top-level domains (TLDs), .ORG became the registry of choice for organizations dedicated to serving the public interest, and today .ORG is considered one of the most trusted domains on the internet.

Nonprofits, foundations, philanthropic and cultural institutions, religious, civic, arts, social and fraternal organizations, health and legal services, clubs and community volunteer groups… if yours is a noncommercial entity, people expect to find you in the .ORG community.

Commercial businesses also benefit. Registering with .ORG lends credibility to the activities of a charitable arm, protects your domain name registered with other TLDs and gives customers another path to your website.

Company Updates

Public Interest Registry Unveils New Brand Identity

By integrating the term "Your" into its new logo, Public Interest Registry aims to demonstrate its long-standing commitment to the individuals, organizations and companies that use .ORG, .NGO and .ONG. more»

Public Interest Registry Releases Bi-Annual Domain Name Report

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 to July 2013. more»

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

We were pleased to find that a large majority of all respondents (90%) associate a .ORG web address with the words "non-profit," "trusted," "exclusive," or a combination of all three. Furthermore, nearly half (49%) of the respondents polled would choose to purchase a .ORG domain to relay information about a cause that they were passionate about. more»

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

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 to December. The report reveals that new .ORG registrations increased by 11.9 percent in the second half of 2012. more»

Public Interest Registry Opens Call for Expressions of Interest for .NGO & .ONG Domain Registrations

Interested parties who submit an EOI online will receive alerts and updates on the status and registration process of .NGO/.ONG domains when they become available in 2014. more»

Mitigating DDoS Attacks: A Global Challenge

On December 5, 2012, Public Interest Registry moderated an expert panel on "Mitigating DDoS Attacks: Best Practices for an Evolving Threat Landscape." The panel included representatives from Symantec, Afilias, Google, Neustar, VeriSign and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Included is the video recording of the panel discussion. more»

Our New Initiatives To Combat Botnets

We often throw around the term "bots" in our industry. Short for "robots," it's the common term for software programs that run automated tasks. In many cases, bots can be innocuous and even useful. more»

PIR Survey Reveals That Most Americans Are Uninformed About DDoS Attacks

In an effort to fuel the discussion about online attacks amongst, organizations and individuals, Public Interest Registry and NY Tech will be hosting "Mitigating DDoS Attacks: Best Practices for an Evolving Threat Landscape". more»

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

Referred to as "Project94," the list of available names includes the likes of A.ORG, O.ORG, 7.ORG, and PJ.ORG. When PIR first took over operation of the .ORG domain in 2003, these names were reserved for future allocation and deemed unavailable for immediate registration. more»

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

Public Interest Registry (PIR) 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. Specifically, PIR grew .ORG registrations by 7.7 percent in the first half of 2012 compared to the same time period a year ago. more»

.ORG Domain Registrations Reach 10 Million

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 24, 2012 with Go Daddy. more»

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

PIR applied for the creation and management of the new top-level domains (TLDs) as part of ICANN's global Internet expansion initiative which would go into effect as early as 2013. more»

PIR Aims to Broaden International Reach With Creation of Cyrillic, Chinese and Devanagari TLDs

As part of its application to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), PIR submitted for the generic top-level domains (gTLDs) that translate "organization," "org" or "structured organization" into Devanagari, Cyrillic and Chinese-simplified scripts. more»

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

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. more»

PIR Launches First-Ever .ORG Television Commercial In India

Public Interest Registry (PIR) today aired its first-ever television commercial for the .ORG domain in conjunction with BigRock; reinforces PIR's overall commitment to raising awareness of the domain as an invaluable online communications platform for emerging businesses in India. more»

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

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report, "The Dashboard," detailing the robust growth of .ORG during the second half of 2011. more»

.ORG COO Discusses Priorities With DailyVista, Pursuit of .NGO Domain

Nancy Gofus recently joined PIR as its chief operating officer to oversee marketing, sales, product and strategy functions, and work with Chief Executive Officer Brian Cute to expand PIR's global presence and further grow the .ORG domain in existing and new markets. more»

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

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) today named Nancy Gofus as chief operating officer. Currently, Ms. Gofus serves as board chair of the national board for Volunteers of America -- a national non-profit dedicated to helping those in need live healthy, safe and productive lives. more»

Tuesday's NTEN Webinar: PIR's Plans for .NGO

On December 6th, we are presenting a webinar entitled "Product Spotlight: How Nonprofits or NGOs Can Take Advantage of the Newly Evolved Internet in conjunction with Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN). The webinar will address the pending changes to the Internet with the expansion of top-level domains (TLDs), and our pursuit of .NGO. more»

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Hires Paul Diaz as Director of Policy

Today, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) announced the hiring of Paul Diaz as Director of Policy. A tenured representative of public policy and government advocacy, Diaz brings nearly two decades of policy development and analysis experience to the PIR policy team. more»

The Global NGO Community and PIR at IGF

Last week I attended the Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi, Kenya. It was an amazing event in a fantastic city - Nairobi - a booming tech center and a regional hub in Africa for all things NGO. more»

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

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 January 2012. PIR has partnered with the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) to host a series of eNGO Workshops - training programs to help NGOs develop and manage an online presence - across India. more»

PIR to Present .NGO Domain Extension Plans At CIVICUS World Assembly

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 top-level domain (TLD), .NGO. more»

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

According to the report, .ORG grew by 10.1 percent compared to a year ago, and 4 percent in the first six months of 2011; total domains under management to surpass the 9 million registrations mark in March 2011. more»

Why PIR Is Pursuing .NGO

As the Internet stands on the cusp of a major sea-change with the introduction of new gTLDs, we have the opportunity to broaden and deepen our mission by applying for a domain extension specifically aimed at the needs of the global NGO community. more»

Why Your .COM Should Be a .ORG, Too

I've noticed an emerging trend in the domain name space as a result of the increasing emphasis on "doing good." Until recently, the domain strategy of choice was to use a single domain name extension to house all a company's online activity, while other addresses were selected purely as redirects or as brand protection maneuvers. more»

A Chat With Chris Sheridan at eNom About .ORG

Brian Cute, CEO of .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR), sat down with eNom's Chris Sheridan for an informal discussion about what's going on with .ORG, and about some of the important issues facing the Internet and the domain name space today. more»

How a .COM Can Also be a .ORG: Open Compute Project

Something I've been discussing a lot recently is how a .COM can also be a .ORG. Facebook, the social media giant, is currently the most visited .COM in the world. What's interesting, however, is that even Facebook has recognized the incredible value of .ORG... more»

.ORG Waives Renewal Fees for Japanese Registrants Affected by the Recent Disaster

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 their .ORG domain names. more»

.ORG, PIR Celebrates 9 Million Registrations

With a growth of 10.3 percent in 2010 - the domain continues to be trusted and embraced, making it the world's third largest generic Top Level Domain (gTLD). .ORG has significantly increased its domains under management (DUM) in the last five years; up from just 3.9 million in 2005 according to the organization's recently published bi-annual "Dashboard" report. more»

Second Half 2010 "Dashboard" Domain Name Report - Released

I have long admired PIR's dedication to the good of the Internet, the DNS and its millions of .ORG registrants. PIR has a clear and unique public interest mission in the industry - one that extends beyond the technical provision of .ORG domain names and serves the Internet community wholly, addressing policy and security issues head-on. more»

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Names Brian Cute as CEO

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry today appointed Mr. Brian Cute as chief executive officer. With more than 12 years of experience in the Internet and communications industry, Mr. Cute will assume his leadership position on February 1, 2011. more»

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

Prior to joining PIR, Mr. Blumenthal created and then directed the Federal Trade Commission's Internet Lab, a pioneering effort in the development of facilities dedicated to the collection and development of evidence needed to prosecute illegal online activity. more»

PIR Hosts .ORG in Real Time With David M. Scott: Web Strategy, Domain Names, and Building Your Brand

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 discussion today with acclaimed marketing specialist David Meerman Scott to impart answers to this fundamental question. more»

Who's Hitting Your Server? .ORG Provides Insights With 'Practice Safe DNS' Campaign

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 that will serve as a key resource for domain holders, registrars, web developers and IT professionals to learn how they can respectively play a increasingly relevant role in providing a safer and more secure Internet. more»

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

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 that will enhance brand value. more»

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

The goal of ARAS is to reduce the time and effort involved for ICANN accredited registrars to sell .ORG domains, by enabling all the steps to be done very quickly and safely in a secure online environment. more»

.ORG the Public Interest Registry Announced Today That Alexa Raad Has Resigned as President and CEO

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 resignation concludes 3 1/2 years of service and leadership at PIR. more»

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

In the first six months of 2010, the .ORG domain grew by 7.6 percent -- more than doubling last year's first half gain of 3.2 percent. This increase in registrations has brought .ORG's total domains under management to an astounding 8.5 million. more»

Registrar DNSSEC Implementation Cheat Sheet

To ensure that all of our registrars know what to consider as they plan out their DNSSEC implementation, take a note of "Registrar Implementation Cheat Sheet," written by Shinkuro and Sparta that outlines operational considerations a Registrar should review, including important topics such as NSEC vs. NSEC3, Key Length, and Key Rollovers, as they plan their DNSSEC implementation. more»

Brussels and the Month Afterwards: Celebrations, New gTLD and Security and Stability Issues Ahead

.ORG's David Maher provides an overview of the 38th ICANN Conference, held in Brussels last month, including interesting issues and events covered during the meetings. more»

.ORG Inserts DNSSEC Key Into The Root Zone

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) announced it has inserted its Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) key into the Internet root zone, joining the top of the Internet's "chain of trust." more»

Leading Registrars Supporting DNSSEC

As the world's third largest domain, Internet security takes utmost precedence at .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR). On June 23, we reinforced our commitment by announcing at ICANN Brussels that .ORG is now the first generic top-level domain (TLD) to offer full DNSSEC deployment. more»

DNSSEC Goes Inside the White House

For months, our community has been abuzz with one word: DNSSEC. Now, it's trickling into the White House; Gary Locke announced, as part of a larger cybersecurity policy review, that the Commerce Department is one step closer to making "significant progress in helping the Internet become more robust and secure". more»

.ORG Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Very First Registration - MITRE.org

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, 1985, MITRE.org jumpstarted over 8 million subsequent registrations by becoming the very first .ORG domain holder. more»

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

.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. more»

Maarten Botterman Elected as Chairman of PIR Board of Directors

.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 2007. more»

First DNSSEC Key Ceremony for the Root Zone Held Today

The global deployment of Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) is charging ahead. ...today, ICANN hosted the first production key ceremony at a secure facility in Culpepper, Va. where the first cryptographic digital key was used to secure the Internet root zone. more»

Phishers Beware!

The days of viral phishing are over. Since its inception, phishing, has always been a criminal magnet. It has a low start-up cost and few barriers to entry. At .ORG, Public Interest Registry, we work hard to combat phishing attacks. more»

.ORG Emerges as Most Valuable Domain in Q1 2010

It's no secret that .ORG's inherent value also carries over to the domain name holders. Our brand research shows that and now, so does the research in the secondary market. more»

A Record Year for .ORG at the Webby Awards

The Webby Awards "celebrates sites that pave important paths to the Internet's next phase," according to the Wall Street Journal. If so, .ORG sites are doing their part by winning 14 of 69 categories, beating last year's number by 3. This means that 20% of Webby Award winners are .ORG sites. more»

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

With a growth of 8.4 percent in 2009, the domain has officially cemented its place as the world's third largest generic Top Level Domain (gTLD), according to the organization's bi-annual "Dashboard" report. more»

.ORG: Introducing Fully Internationalized Domain Names

ICANN is on a path to introduce new top level domains. At .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, we are considering this an opportunity to introduce fully internationalized domain names (IDN), bringing our long-standing best practices of managing the .ORG registry to advance the use of the Internet across the globe. more»

.ORG to Fully Deploy DNSSEC in June

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) announces plans to complete the final step to realizing full DNSSEC deployment in the .ORG registry by accepting second level signed .ORG zones beginning in June of 2010. This positions .ORG as the first generic top-level domain (TLD) to offer full DNSSEC deployment. more»

.ORG Registrations in 2009 Grew 8.4 Percent Over Previous Year

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry today released the results of its second bi-annual domain name report, "The Dashboard"; by the close of the year, the total number of domains under management was almost 8 million - an increase of 8.4 percent since 2008. more»

ICANN and Cybersecurity: Hot Topics at The First Ever .ORG Forum

As we head into 2010, it's no secret that the issues of security and the prevention of internet identity theft in all its forms are of critical importance. .ORG, the Public Interest Registry, was honored to host the First .ORG Forum in Washington, D.C. more»

Using .ORG Directory to Find Haiti Relief Organizations

For those of you looking to donate to or find information on a particular charity or organization, we urge you to visit our .ORG community website directory and enter "Haiti earthquake" into the search box. more»

Registry Stakeholder Group Comments on Latest ICANN Policies

During the past week, PIR has actively participated in several of the most important current policy proceedings at ICANN, and has joined in the comments filed by the Registries Stakeholder Group (RySG). A brief summary of the issues, the comments, and the URLs for the full text, follows. more»

.ORG Highlighted for Success in Fighting Phishing

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) has released its Global Phishing trends study for the first half of 2009 and .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR), was highlighted for its leadership in significantly reducing online fraud. more»

.ORG Wins WebAward for Website Redesign and Selected as a Finalist for the NonProfit PR Awards

PIR has been recognized for its marketing communication campaign for the Rollout of DNSSEC (DNS Security Extensions), which included promotion, education and awareness of the need for an upgraded Internet infrastructure with the implementation of DNSSEC. more»

.ORG Meets the SedoPro Partner Forum

I participated in a discussion panel entitled The DNA of TLDs, where DNA represents the inherent value that the end users can immediately recognize and experience in a TLD, making it more valuable than simply a mere alternative to .com. more»

Vertical Integration: A View from the Bottom Up

An interesting thing happened on the way to ICANN's new Affirmation of Commitments. ICANN staff has consistently recommended a reversal of its longstanding policy that prohibits a registry from acting as a registrar in its own top level domain ("TLD"). We see two good reasons why this anti-consumer proposal is unacceptable. more»

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

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry announces today the release of their first bi-annual domain name report, "The Dashboard." Among other industry data, report reveals registrations for .ORG grew 11%, up to 7.69 million total registrations in the first half of 2009, compared to a year ago. more»

Registry/Registrar Vertical Integration: The Registrant Pays the Check

In a joint document, Afilias, NeuStar, and PIR discuss the salient issues facing the ICANN Board regarding a proposal for registry/registrar vertical integration in the newTLD round. The paper identifies some of the risks associated with the ICANN Staff proposal while at the same time proposing a path forward that does not jeopardize any further delay in the new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) launch process. more»

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

The .ORG Registry continues its commitment to bolstering the future of Internet security; announces today the achievement of key milestones with Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC). more»

Comments on ICANN's IRT Final Report

Several months ago, at the end of the ICANN Mexico City conference, the ICANN Board announced the establishment of an "Implementation Recommendation Team (IRT) comprised of an internationally diverse group of people to develop and propose solutions to the over-arching issue of trademark protection. more»

.ORG First Open Top-Level Domain to be Signed with DNSSEC

Today, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, the company behind the .ORG domain name, is the first open generic Top-Level Domain to successfully sign the .ORG zone file with Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC). To date, the .ORG zone is the largest domain registry to implement the security measure. more»

DNSSEC Industry Coalition Symposium is Announced

The DNSSEC Industry Coalition Symposium is announced today in collaboration with Google, Nominum, Inc. and ICANN and will be held June 11-12, 2009, in Washington, DC. The purpose will be to discuss and identify potential and perceived issues with the Domain Name System (DNS) and DNSSEC deployment due to signing the DNS root zone. more»

Perspectives from a Nonprofit Domain Name Registry on Navigating the Social Media Frontier

At .ORG, we are big fans of using and managing multiple social media vehicles to promote engagement and interactivity within our global community. In our experience, there are many advantages to this approach... We're currently using Twitter, Flickr, our Blog, YouTube, and Facebook as the major ways to reach out to and engage our .ORG community on an ongoing basis. more»

DNSSEC Industry Coalition Meets with Vint Cerf and Dan Kaminsky

The DNSSEC Industry Coalition 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 to secure the Internet's domain name system (DNS). more»

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

The DNSSEC Industry Coalition 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, Mexico. The Registrar Review Team is comprised of companies that will provide the coalition with valuable information from a registrar's unique perspective. more»

Survey Results: .ORG Domains are Informative, Trustworthy and Valuable

We conducted a brand survey at the end of 2008, reaching out to 10,000 Internet users across Europe and North America. We wanted to get a reading on two primary points -- what types of organizations does a .ORG domain represent, and what characteristics are associated with a .ORG domain name. more»

DNSSEC FUD Buster: DNSSEC Slows the Internet?

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry, DNSSEC FUD Buster series continues this month with a piece authored by Andrew Sullivan. Andrew works for Shinkuro, an organization that interests and expertise lie in secure Internet capabilities. more»

A United Front to Stop Cybercrime

As part of .ORG's ongoing pursuit for and commitment to a more secure global Internet, we have teamed up with Microsoft Corporation as well as fellow technology and academic leaders, including ICANN, NeuStar, VeriSign, CNNIC, Afilias, Global Domains International Inc., M1D Global, AOL, Symantec, F-Secure, ISC, researchers from Georgia Tech, the Shadowserver Foundation, Arbor Networks and Support Intelligence. more»

.ORG at the DOMAINfest Global 2009 Conference

I attended the DOMAINfest Global conference this week in Hollywood, California. There were a great number of learning sessions on domain name acquisition, and value-driving strategies including build-out and monetization. more»

Committed to Keeping the Internet a Safe Place

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) is committed to providing a model for exemplary Registry practices. In furtherance of this goal, PIR has been working proactively to address domain name abuses including phishing, malware, child pornography, and spam distribution. more»

Public Interest Registry Opens Call for Nominations for Its Advisory Council

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry, 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 four (4) open seats on the .ORG Advisory Council. more»

If I Have an SSL, Do I Need DNSSEC?

Many folks believe their online presence is safe simply because their site has an SSL certificate. The truth is that, while SSL does provide protection and encryption of data for a website, attackers can use tactics that affect the end user before they get to your website. more»

Industry Coalition Announced to Increase Adoption of DNSSEC

The DNSSEC Industry Coalition is a global group of registries and industry experts whose mission is to work collaboratively to facilitate adoption of Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC) and streamline the implementations across Domain Name Registries. more»

.ORG CEO Honored by The Washington Business Journal

Alexa Raad, CEO of .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, has been chosen as one of the leading women in Washington business by The Washington Business Journal's fifth-annual Women Who Mean Business Awardsmore»

DNSSEC FUD Buster: DNSSEC is Not Necessary?

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry is pleased to announce the next guest blogger for our DNSSEC FUD Buster series. Ram Mohan is the Executive Vice President, & Chief Technology Officer of Afilias Limited. Ram has led the strategic growth initiatives at Afilias Limited in registry services and security as well as new product sectors such as RFID/Auto-ID, global DNS and Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs). more»

DNSSEC "FUD" Buster: Don't Panic

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry is pleased to announce of first guest blogger for our DNSSEC FUD series. John Kristoff works as a research analyst for Team Cymru, a Internet Security Research company based in Chicago specializing in the 'who' and the 'why' of Internet crime. more»

PIR Announces Formation of Registry Internet Safety Group

The Registry Internet Safety Group (RISG) is a global group of responsible Internet related companies whose mission is to work collaboratively to combat Internet identity theft. Even though RISG is uniquely Registry focused, it includes both gTLD and ccTLD members. RISG is intended to complement and not duplicate existing Internet security efforts. more»

.ORG Talks with Dan Kaminsky on DNSSEC

The following post is based on a recent discussion .ORG had with Dan Kaminsky, a DNS expert best know for discovering a serious DNS bug, about DNSSEC and how it is a critical step toward bolstering Internet security. more»

.ORG Applauds US Government on DNSSEC

.ORG applauds the US Government's decision last week to require all users of the .GOV domain to implement DNSSEC, and even more importantly, to sign the .GOV root. .ORG is the first generic Top Level Domain authorized by ICANN to implement DNSSEC, and we are hard at work putting together a comprehensive plan to roll it out. more»

The Internet as a Democratic Utility

In the wake of our recent news that .ORG has officially registered 7 million domains, some comments made to CNN by Craigslist founder Craig Newmark this week really resonated with me. The article, entitled "Internet Can Strengthen Democracy" discusses many of the same issues we have found to be the driving forces behind .ORG's consistent year-over-year growth -- community building, interaction, and inclusivity. more»

.ORG Domain Name Registrations Pass 7 Million

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry, the registry behind the global .ORG domain name, announced today that more than 7 million domain names are now registered as .ORG, making it the third largest generic domain (after .com and .net). Since management of the registry was assumed by Public Interest Registry in 2003, .ORG registrations have increased more than 250%. more»

Did We Miss ICANN's Reply?

On July 29, the Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC) and Public Interest Registry (PIR) sent out a joint letter to ICANN asking it to consider the interests of the end-users as core to its policies in Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) implementation... As of today's date, August 21, 2008, we have yet to receive even an acknowledgement of receipt of our letter... more»

On the Pressing Need for a Signed Root

Attacks on the security of the Internet have been much in the news lately, and there is an increased urgency to take the technical steps to combat these attacks. .ORG has been doing its part to lead this process by taking introductory steps to implement DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions)... In order to make DNSSEC effective, there is one additional step that is needed -- "signing the root". more»

.ORG & NCUC Joint Letter to ICANN on Internationalized Domain Names

Recently we teamed up with the Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC) to express our concern to ICANN that the rights and needs of end-users are taken into account in the discussion of Internationalized Domain Names (IDN). more»

.ORG Becomes the First Generic Top level Domain to Start DNSSEC Implementation

A request by .ORG, The Public Interest Registry to bolster Internet security via the implementation of Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC) was unanimously approved by ICANN at the recent Paris meeting. As the first generic Top Level Domain authorized to implement DNSSEC, .ORG also is preparing an education and adoption plan within the Internet infrastructure community. more»

Public Interest Registry Names Alexa A. S. Raad as New CEO

The Public Interest Registry (PIR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alexa A. S. Raad, an entrepreneurial technology executive, as its new CEO. The appointment is effective July 9, 2007. Ms. Raad brings more than 20 years of experience from the telecommunications, payment, and Internet sectors. more»

Protect Your .ORG Campaign Attracts Registrars Worldwide

The Public Interest Registry (PIR) is pleased to announce that Ascio Technologies, Inc. and CORE, a not-for-profit membership association of Internet domain name registrars have joined the Protectyour.org international public awareness campaign as partners. more»

Internet Society Calls for Nominations to the Public Interest Registry Board

The Internet Society (ISOC) seeks nominations of highly qualified individuals to serve on the board of directors of the Public Interest Registry (PIR) for the period 2008-2010. PIR was created by the Internet Society to manage the .ORG domain. more»

New Worldwide Internet Leaders Appointed to the Public Interest Registry .ORG Advisory Council

The Public Interest Registry (PIR) announced today the appointment of 3 new Worldwide Advisory Council members and the reappointment of 3 current Advisory Council members to fill expiring term open seats. more»

Spanish .ORG IDNs Registrations Available March 3rd

As part of its ongoing efforts to improve the Internet and ensure access for users worldwide, Public Interest Registry (PIR), the .ORG registry, will make available Spanish Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) on 03 March 2007. more»

Campaign To Protect .ORG Domains Gains Traction with Partnership Program

The Public Interest Registry (PIR) is pleased to announce partnership agreements with four organizations in support of its newly launched public awareness campaign. more»

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

Seeking individuals with significant Internet leadership experience within the nonprofit, nongovernmental organization (NGO) and domain name arenas who represent the broad and geographically diverse spectrum of the global noncommercial community. more»

Resignation of Public Interest Registry President and CEO Announcement

Viltz has been the organization's president and CEO since February 2003. Effective 1 January 2007, Eva Frölich, chair of the PIR board of directors, will serve as acting CEO until a replacement is named. more»

PIR Launches Campaign to Help .ORG Domain Name Holders Protect the Value of Their .ORG Domains

The Public Interest Registry (PIR) has announced a new international public awareness campaign aimed at protecting .ORG domain name holders from the potentially damaging consequences restulting from .ORG domain expiration. more»

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