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The Digital Citizen


As technology and the Internet advances, is it shaping us or are we shaping it? Last year .ORG created a short film, the Digital Citizen, which explored the concept of human interactions in a digital age. What we found was …


Public Interest Registry at SXSW Interactive Trade Show #737


Those 3 little letters at the end of your website, to the right of the dot, what do they mean to you? Are they part of your brand? Part of your message? Do they evoke a sense of community and …


Support .ngo, a Public Interest Registry Initiative

Mar 4th, 2013 in New TLDS, NGO, TLD

Within a year new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) will be launched worldwide, joining the likes of .org, .com, and .net. Among the proposed new gTLDs is .ngo. .ngo will be the exclusive domain for local and global non-governmental organizations …


Share Your .ORG Story, Help Direct Our Next Film!


Are you affiliated with an organization or cause? Do you use the .ORG domain extension in a creative or interesting way? If you answered yes to both of these questions, we want to help you share your .ORG story!

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Public Interest Registry Dashboard – July to December 2012


Earlier this week, Public Interest Registry released it’s bi-annual domain name report, “The Dashboard,” highlighting the growth of .ORG in the second half of 2012. Overall, we had a remarkable year. Most notably, in June we accumulated the …


Project94.org Kicks Off Next Month

Feb 22nd, 2013 in Domains, ORG

Short .org domains go on auction block beginning next month.

Next month .org registry Public Interest Registry will begin auctioning off domain names as part of Project 94.

Project 94 is the marketing name for releasing 94 one and …


Public Interest Registry Opens Call For Expressions of Interest For .NGO and .ONG Domain Registrations


RESTON, Va. (February 19, 2013) Public Interest Registry – the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain – today announced today that it is accepting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from organizations that wish to obtain a domain ending in .NGO …


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

Dec 2nd, 2010 in News, ORG, Policy

RESTON, VA (December 2, 2010) – .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 …


PIR Becomes The First gTLD Registry to Offer an Automated Registrar Accreditation System (ARAS)

Sep 24th, 2010 in ORG, TLD

RESTON, Va. (September 24, 2010) – .ORG, the Public Interest Registry (PIR) announced today the production launch of the Automated Registrar Accreditation System (ARAS) for new registrars seeking to sell .ORG.  The goal of ARAS is to reduce the time …


.ORG Inserts DNSSEC Key Into The Root Zone

Jul 26th, 2010 in Domains, Security

Domain Cements Leadership Role in Widespread DNSSEC Adoption

RESTON, Va. (July 26, 2010) – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) today announced it has inserted its Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) key into the Internet root zone, joining …