Home / Industry

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

Don't miss a thing – sign up for CircleID Weekly Wrap newsletter delivered to your inbox once a week.

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) — manager of the world's third largest generic top-level domain — announced today the hiring of Don Blumenthal as Senior Policy Advisor. An esteemed attorney, Blumenthal brings a unique combination of technology, policy, law and law enforcement experience to the PIR policy team. 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. That role provided extensive experience in phishing, spam and malware detection — areas of utmost importance to PIR.

Mr. Blumenthal also was involved in electronic data seizure operations while a member of the FTC's central IT division. In that capacity and in his role with the Internet Lab, he often worked in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Secret Service, and other federal, state, and local law enforcement organizations. As .ORG continues to focus on effective cybersecurity, law enforcement relations and domain name system abuse prevention, Mr. Blumenthal's expertise complements and expands PIR's commitment to these areas.

"PIR's dedication to working in support of the public interest is what attracted me most to the organization," said Don Blumenthal, Senior Policy Advisor of .ORG, The Public Interest Registry. "I expect that my experience in both government and the private sector will serve PIR well in it's position as a leader among global top level domain registries."

In addition to his work on security and system abuse, Mr. Blumenthal will also be working on policy initiatives relating to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Blumenthal will work to represent the interests of the .ORG community as well as all web users to ensure the Internet continues to become stronger, more secure and more stable.

"Don is a tremendous addition. His expertise is integral in expanding our work in cybersecurity, Whois and domain name abuse — areas in which we will be dedicating extensive efforts in the upcoming year," said Kathy Kleiman, Director of Policy for .ORG, The Public Interest Registry. "Don also brings to our work a deep concern for the public interest and a strong support of the .ORG community."

Mr. Blumenthal received his bachelor's degree from Oberlin College and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

PIR

About 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

Related topics: Domain Names, Registry Services, Top-Level Domains

 
   

Related Blogs

Related News

Explore Topics

Dig Deeper

Verisign

Cybersecurity

Sponsored by Verisign
Afilias

DNS Security

Sponsored by Afilias
Afilias Mobile & Web Services

Mobile Internet

Sponsored by Afilias Mobile & Web Services

Promoted Posts

Now Is the Time for .eco

.eco launches globally at 16:00 UTC on April 25, 2017, when domains will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. .eco is for businesses, non-profits and people committed to positive change for the planet. See list of registrars offering .eco more»

Boston Ivy Gets Competitive With Its TLDs, Offers Registrars New Wholesale Pricing

With a mission to make its top-level domains available to the broadest market possible, Boston Ivy has permanently reduced its registration, renewal and transfer prices for .Broker, .Forex, .Markets and .Trading. more»

Industry Updates – Sponsored Posts

UDRP: Better Late than Never - ICA Applauds WIPO for Removing Misguided 'Retroactive Bad Faith'

The Rise and Fall of the UDRP Theory of 'Retroactive Bad Faith'

.PRESS Supports Press Freedom Day for 3rd Consecutive Year

5 Afilias Top Level Domains Now Licensed for Sale in China

Radix Announces Largest New gTLD Sale with Casino.Online

2016 Year in Review: The Trending Keywords in .COM and .NET Domain Registrations

Global Domain Name Registrations Reach 329.3 Million, 2.3 Million Growth in Last Quarter of 2016

A Look at How the New .SPACE TLD Has Performed Over the Past 2 Years

Neustar to be Acquired by Private Investment Group Led by Golden Gate Capital

Startup League Reports from WebSummit, Lisbon

.SPACE Becomes the Choice of the First Ever Space Nation Asgardia

MarkMonitor Supports Brand Holders' Efforts Regarding .Feedback Registry

8 Tips to Find Your Perfect .COM Domain Name

Why .com is the Venture Capital Community's Power Player

The .cancerresearch TLD: Search for Cure Drives Digital Innovation

New TLD? Make Sure It's Secure

Radix Launches Startup League at TechCrunch

Celebrating One Year of .online

LogicBoxes Launches the New Elite Reseller Program

Afilias Acquires Premium TLDs .ARCHI, .BIO and .SKI