CircleID), 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.A few weeks ago, Brian Cute (
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One topic we spoke a lot about is how .ORG has evolved since it launched 25 years ago. When first introduced, .ORG was known primarily as the domain extension for non-profits. Today, while non-profits still make up a core part of our user base, .ORG encompasses a much larger and diverse community. For-profit corporations have started turning to .ORG to promote corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs, educational initiatives and crisis communications. For example, Hyundai launched the award winning Hyundai Hope on Wheels on a .ORG, Avon’s Walk for Breast Cancer lives on a .ORG, and most recently, Facebook introduced the Open Compute Project on opencompute.org.
Another topic that came up is the globalization of the Internet. As we saw in Egypt recently, the Internet drives change and mobilizes global communities in a powerful way. Creating and maintaining an open and global Internet is one of our core values at the Public Interest Registry. We believe the Internet should reach everyone globally, from individuals here in the U.S., to every country in the world. As such, we are currently focusing on ways to bring the Internet and .ORG to international communities, specifically with international domain names (IDNs).
To hear the full discussion, click on the embedded videos.
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
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