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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 in the areas of policy, outreach, new services and support. The council continues to provide PIR with beneficial recommendations to improve registry operations and support the noncommercial .ORG community. Eight of the 21 Advisory Council seats are to be filled on April 2, 2007. Six seats are for three-year terms, one seat is a two-year term and one seat is a one-year term. We would like your help in soliciting the best possible nominees for the open seats. We are 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.

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 perspectives regarding the needs of the .ORG community. A current biography and digital photograph also are requested.

The council consists of 21 members selected by the PIR board of directors in accordance with the Charter of the Council [PDF]. New council members will be announced April 2, 2007. Nominations must be submitted by Wednesday March 14, 2007. Please submit nominations to .

For additional information on the council, go to Advisory Council.

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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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