RESTON, Va. (April 16, 2012) -- Public Interest Registry (PIR) – the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain – today aired its first-ever television commercial for the .ORG domain. Developed in conjunction with BigRock, a leading provider of web infrastructure solutions, the ad campaign reinforces PIR’s overall commitment to raising awareness of the domain as an invaluable online communications platform for emerging businesses in India.
RESTON, Va., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR)—manager of the world's third largest generic top-level domain (gTLD)—today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report, "The Dashboard," detailing the robust growth of .ORG during the second half of 2011. Overall, .ORG registrations grew by 9.9 percent in 2011, reaching 9.6 million total domains under management (DUM) by the end of 2011—a net gain of 411,002 for the second half of the year.
RESTON, Va. (January 23, 2012) -- .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) – manager of the world’s third largest generic top-level domain – today named Nancy Gofus as chief operating officer. A long-time veteran of the telecommunications industry, Ms. Gofus will oversee the marketing, sales, product and strategy functions, helping CEO Brian Cute expand PIR’s global presence as well as develop and execute marketing strategies that further grow the .ORG domain in existing and new markets.
The .ORG Advisory Council has been a valuable global resource for the Public Interest Registry (PIR) management for providing advice on policy, outreach, and new services to improve registry operations and support the noncommercial .ORG community.
RESTON, Va., Nov. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) proudly announced its pledge to donate $50,000 to Victory Junction, a year-round camp founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty for children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. PIR along with GoDaddy.com, the world's largest provider of Web hosting, domain name registrations and net-new SSL Certificates, are set to present a combined donation of $100,000 to Kyle Petty at the Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway on Sun. Nov. 13, 2011.
RESTON, Va., Sept. 22, 2011 -- Earlier this summer, the Public Interest Registry (PIR) - manager of the .ORG domain - expressed its intention to apply for the management of a new top-level domain, .NGO, when the domain becomes available in January 2012. Now, as part of its ongoing efforts to engage the non-governmental organization (NGO) community worldwide on- and offline, PIR has partnered with the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) to host a series of eNGO Workshops - training programs to help NGOs develop and manage an online presence - across India.
RESTON, Va. (September 15, 2011) – It’s no secret that the rise in corporate social media use has increased multi-fold over the past few years, leaving some to question the future of the corporate website. However, according to a new survey commissioned by .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR), the domain name is here to stay, as an overwhelming majority of Americans continue to rely on traditional websites when it comes to seeking credible information about an organization, company or brand.
RESTON, Va. (September 9, 2011) –At CIVICUS World Assembly in Montreal this week, Canada, Brian Cute, CEO of The Public Interest Registry (PIR), the organization that manages the .ORG domain name, will present PIR’s proposal to apply for the new top-level domain (TLD), .NGO.
RESTON, Va., Sep 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Attention all fans of one of America's greatest pastimes! Today, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) is proud to announce a sponsorship with JR Motorsports and driver Jamie McMurray.
In conjunction with GoDaddy.com, .ORG advertisements will run on McMurray's No. 7 car during the following NASCAR races:
-- Sunday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m. ET in Atlanta, Ga.
-- Sunday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m. ET in Dover, Del.
RESTON, Va., Aug. 15, 2011 -- .ORG, The Public Interest Registry today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report, "The Dashboard," detailing the continued strong growth of the world's third largest generic top-level domain (gTLD). According to the report, .ORG grew by 10.1 percent compared to a year ago, and 4 percent in the first six months of 2011. The increase propelled .ORG's total domains under management (DUM) to surpass the 9 million registrations mark in March 2011.