30 Fun Facts About .ORG

30 Fun Facts About .ORG

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…

Bi-Annual Dashboard Report – January to June 2014

Bi-Annual Dashboard Report – January to June 2014

It’s here! Our bi-annual Dashboard Report is now available – highlighting the growth of the .org domain and providing insight into our IDN gTLDs, including .संगठन, .机哪, & .орг.

Over the past twelve months, the total number of .org domains …

Posted on August 27th, by Laura Bentz in Dashboard, Domains, Technology.
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Takeaways from InterAction Forum 2014

Takeaways from InterAction Forum 2014

On driving change, how do we make a difference? This was a common question and overarching theme of this year’s forum in Washington, DC. The answer? At a very basic level, collaboration, collaboration, and more collaboration – between NGOs, …

Posted on June 17th, by Laura Bentz in Events, Global, NGO, Nonprofit, Not-for-profit, Social.
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The History of .org

The History of .org

Established as one of the original top-level domains (TLDs) of the Internet in 1985, .org has a history almost as long as the Internet itself. For more than 25 years, .org sites have helped create engaged, empowered communities – both …

Posted on March 31st, by Laura Bentz in Communication, ORG, Technology, TLD.
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A Preview of .ngo & .ong Domains at Work

A Preview of .ngo & .ong Domains at Work

What?

New domains for non-governmental organisations, .ngo and .ong, are coming! These domains will be linked to an international directory of NGOs, where the community can help ensure the accuracy of NGO listings and profiles.

Why? To help NGOs distinguish…
Posted on March 24th, by Laura Bentz in New TLDS, NGO, Nonprofit.
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Four Reasons Why Your Nonprofit or NGO Should Register .ngo and .ong

Four Reasons Why Your Nonprofit or NGO Should Register .ngo and .ong

“NGO” is the widely recognized acronym for describing Non-Governmental Organizations; “ONG” has the same meaning, but it is specifically used in regions of the world that speak Romance Languages (i.e. Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese). Why should global NGOs|ONGs …

Posted on March 17th, by Laura Bentz in New TLDS, NGO, Nonprofit.
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2013: A Year of InsPIRation

2013: A Year of InsPIRation

Can you believe that December is here already? What a year 2013 has been, an exciting one at that! From global conferences and meeting with NGOs, to revealing Public Interest Registry’s new branding and the revamped face of pir.org to …

Posted on December 16th, by Laura Bentz in Domains, Global, Internet, News, Technology.
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ICANN & Public Interest Registry Renew .ORG Contract

ICANN & Public Interest Registry Renew .ORG Contract

Yesterday, on November 19, 2013, we renewed our .ORG agreement with ICANN. Watch the video below to see ICANN GDD President Akram Atallah joined by our own Brian Cute (CEO) and David Maher (Senior VP) in the signing ceremony.

Here …

Posted on November 20th, by Laura Bentz in Internet, ORG.
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LAC, DNS and the Importance of Comunidad

LAC, DNS and the Importance of Comunidad

The 1st Latin American & Caribbean DNS Forum was held on 15 November 2013, before the start of the ICANN Buenos Aires meeting. Coordinated by many of the region’s leading technological development and capacity building organizations, the day long event …


RECAP: ResellerClub Hosting Summit 2013

RECAP: ResellerClub Hosting Summit 2013

Last week, ResellerClub held its second annual Hosting Summit – an event that had attracted 1,800+ attendees previously in Mumbai in 2012, thus making it the largest exclusive web hosting industry event in Asia. This year, RCHS was held in …