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New Worldwide Internet Leaders Appointed to the Public Interest Registry .ORG Advisory Council

The Public Interest Registry (PIR) announced today the appointment of 3 new Worldwide Advisory Council members and the reappointment of 3 current Advisory Council members to fill expiring term open seats. The Advisory Council, created in 2003, is one of PIR's key resources established to solicit input from and be responsive to the needs, concerns, and views of the global noncommercial Internet community in the management of the .ORG generic Top Level Domain registry.

New members include:

• Frans Gerbosch: Europe (NWZ Projex)
• Ala'a Al-Din Kadhem Al-Radhi: Asia (CIPE)
• Khaled Koubaa: Africa (ICT Independent Consultant)

Returning members include:

• Dave Kissoondoyal: Africa (Teleforma Mauritius, Ltd.)
• Lori Schulman: North America (March of Dimes)
• John Zoltner: South America (ICT Consultant)

"PIR is delighted to be able to get such highly qualified people to serve on the Advisory Council," said Eva Frolich, interim President and CEO of PIR. "The work of the Advisory council is highly appreciated and valued by the PIR Board."

Previous .ORG Advisory Councils have been instrumental in advising PIR on issues central to the .ORG community including global outreach and data protection models. For more information on PIR, .ORG and the Advisory Council, visit www.pir.org.

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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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