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

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:…
Posted on January 9th, by Laura Bentz in Internet, New TLDS, NGO, Nonprofit, ONG, OnGood, Technology.
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Happening This Week: ResellerClub HostingCon India

Happening This Week: ResellerClub HostingCon India

We’re excited to be back in India for this year’s ResellerClub event that will be taking place in partnership with HostingCon –- this time in Mumbai!

For those who haven’t had a chance to attend previously, this event focuses primarily …

Posted on December 8th, by Laura Bentz in Events, News, ORG, Technology.
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Happening This Week: Manthan Award

Happening This Week: Manthan Award

On December 4th, we will convene in New Delhi, India for the annual Manthan Award event – to recognize the BEST use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and digital tools to create a holistic and comprehensive impact on people throughout …


Introducing: OnGood™

Introducing: OnGood™

Drumroll please……the official name of the new online community for NGOs, nonprofits and charities has been announced! We are very excited to welcome and introduce to you:

As an online tool helping to garner greater visibility and raise funds for …

Posted on November 13th, by Laura Bentz in Media, News, NGO, Nonprofit, Technology.
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Continuing to Work in the Public Interest

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

March madness, indeed

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 …

Posted on April 2nd, by Laura Bentz in Internet, News, Nonprofit, Technology.
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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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Turn Down for What?! SXSW, Here We Come!

Turn Down for What?! SXSW, Here We Come!

Headed to SXSW? We’d love to see you there!

We are Public Interest Registry, the operator of the .org domain, and we will be heading down to Austin for our second appearance at the annual festival. We’ve got some great …

Posted on March 6th, by Laura Bentz in Events, News.
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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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