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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.

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.

4 of the 15 Advisory Council seats are to be filled by April 2009, each for a three year term. Public Interest Registry 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. The Advisory Council is divided into working groups who contribute in four areas: Internationalized Domain Names (IDN), Policy, Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC), and Outreach & Awareness.

"Each term, we look forward to nominations from industry leaders who would take a stake in our direction and growth over the next three years," says Alexa Raad, CEO of Public Interest Registry. "With their expertise these individuals and the Advisory Council are invaluable to our organization."

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit nominations, including self-nominations. A nomination 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. Within the statement, the nominee must also detail which of the four working groups the individual desires to participate in and contribute to. A current biography and CV are also requested.

New council members will be announced by April 2009. Nominations must be submit by Friday, March 6, 2009, 17:00 UTC. Please submit nominations to nominations@pir.org.

For additional information on .ORG and the Advisory Council, go to http://www.pir.org.

About .ORG, The Public Interest Registry
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. 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.

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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