Reston, VA – April 3, 2008 – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry announced today the appointment of 4 new Advisory Council members and the reappointment of 2 current Council members to fill expiring term open seats. The Advisory Council, created in 2003, is one of the key resources established to solicit input from and be responsive to the needs, concerns, and views of the global Internet community in the management of the .ORG generic Top Level Domain registry.
New members include:
- Dr. Shian-Shyong Tseng, Asia-Pacific (College of Computer Science, Asia University)
- Shahram Soboutipour, Asia (Karmania Technology Inc.)
- Marc Blanchet, North America (Viagenie)
- George Sadowsky, North America (Consultant)
Returning members include:
- Ala’a Al-Din J. Kadhem Al-Radhi, Asia (CIPE)
- Oscar Robles-Garay, North America (NIC.mx)
"The Advisory Council is an essential part of our organization. I look forward to their input on the issues facing .ORG and our community of users", says Alexa Raad, CEO of .ORG, The Public Interest Registry.
Previous Advisory Councils have been instrumental in advising on issues central to the .ORG community including global outreach, data protection models, and key policy initiatives. For more information on .ORG and its Advisory Council, visit www.pir.org.
About .ORG, The Public Interest Registry
Trusted across all ages, backgrounds and nationalities, .ORG is where people turn to find credible information, get involved, fund causes and support advocacy. .ORG empowers the global noncommercial community to use more effectively and, concurrently, takes a leadership position among internet stakeholders on policy and related issues. The .ORG domain is the Internet’s third largest "generic" or non-country specific top-level domain with more than 6 million domain names registered worldwide. .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, is based in Reston, Virginia, USA.