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PIR Announces Formation of Registry Internet Safety Group

Public Interest Registry (PIR), has announced the formation of 'The Registry Internet Safety Group' (RISG) which 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.

PIR informs that other RISG members include domain registrars, security vendors and law enforcement agencies. RISG members and invited experts work together towards improving Internet security, develop domain name industry best practices and share data to improve overall Internet user security.

Charter members include .ORG, The Public Interest Registry; SIDN; Afilias Limited; Nominet; NeuStar, Inc.; CNNIC; Cyveillance, Inc.; Symantec Corporation; Shinkuro; GoDaddy.com, Inc.; MarkMonitor; Network Solutions; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Members meet regularly to advance RISG goals and share best practices. RISG membership is open to all companies that agree to the RISG goals of security and corporate responsibility, and are able to contribute positively to the effort.

".ORG, the Public Interest Registry, initiated RISG to encourage industry collaboration and proactively fight Internet identity theft," says Alexa Raad, CEO of .ORG, The Public Interest Registry and elected Board Chair of RISG.

"With the vast and varied makeup of the group, we will be able to evaluate security efforts and best practices from many different aspects," says Roelof Meijer, CEO of SIDN and Vice-Chair of RISG. "I look forward to the benefit our mutual efforts can offer to the industry."

About PIR

PIR

Public Interest Registry is a nonprofit corporation that operates the .org top-level domain – the world's third largest "generic" top-level domain with more than 10 million domain names registered worldwide. As an advocate for collaboration, safety and security on the Internet, Public Interest Registry's mission is to empower the global noncommercial community to use the Internet more effectively, and to take a leadership position among Internet stakeholders on policy and other issues relating to the domain naming system. (Learn More)

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