Category Archive: Internet

Internet 101 Survey: How Much Do People Really Know About the Internet?

Aug 28th, 2017 in Domains, Internet

After conducting a nationwide survey to test U.S. consumer knowledge and awareness of the internet, we were surprised to find a handful of widely held misconceptions. As it turns out, people don’t know as much about the internet as they …


Registration of .ORG Domains in China

Jul 24th, 2017 in Domains, Internet

As you may have heard, over the past week there have been some regulatory actions taken in China with regards to the availability of certain top-level domains, including a directive spelling out which names would be available for registration going …


DNS Forum – The Practical Impacts of Policy on the DNS


Developing sound policies to build trust online, to encourage use and innovation, and to ensure an open and secure Internet is vital.  So is the ability for those policies to be implemented by technical operators.  We recently hosted a panel …


Let’s Discuss: Internet Growth and Policy 

Jul 6th, 2016 in Community, Internet, Security, Technology

On Thursday, July 14, thought leaders from civil society, industry, academia, and government will meet at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC for Internet Governance Forum USA (IGF-USA) – the preeminent conference on Internet governance …


SURVEY: .ORG-anizing for Good

Jul 10th, 2015 in Community, Internet, ORG

Have a .ORG website? Please help us finish our Birthday week off strong by participating in our survey!

#HappyBirthdayORG…


30 .ORG Movements


Over the past 30 years we’ve seen people from all over the globe organize together – to improve living conditions; to help women and children; to provide aid, recovery and relief; to preserve natural habitats – to inspire the world’s …


30 Fun Facts About .ORG

Jul 6th, 2015 in Internet, ORG, Technology

Mitre Corporation, a research and development center sponsored by the United States federal government, was the first .ORG domain name to be registered in July 1985. (http://www.domainforum.us/t45-facts-about-org) The term “WorldWideWeb” was coined in 1990 by Tim Berners-Lee and…

Announcing Official Launch Dates for New .ngo and .ong Domain Names


Our team is very excited to share with you the definitive launch dates for the validated .ngo and .ong domains!
They are as follows:

Sunrise (available to brands and trademark holders): March 17 Limited Registration Period: April 21 General Availability:…

Continuing to Work in the Public Interest

Jun 23rd, 2014 in Internet, News, Policy

Written by Don Blumental, Senior Policy Advisor

The new gTLD program is one of the most significant developments in the history of the domain name system and Public Interest Registry is doing its part. We’ve already launched Cyrillic, Hindi and


March madness, indeed

Apr 2nd, 2014 in Internet, News, Nonprofit, Technology

Okay, perhaps it was less insanity and more “doing good,” but March was an incredibly busy month for our team – packed full of conferences and events, announcements, conversations, and airline miles. Check out our timeline of events below for …



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