The Next 15 Years: Public Interest Registry’s Commitment to .org Stewardship

The Next 15 Years: Public Interest Registry’s Commitment to .org Stewardship

By Marc Saitta, COO, Public Interest Registry

We’re starting 2018 in celebration mode here at Public Interest Registry, marking the organisation’s 15th anniversary of managing .org. While we continue to celebrate the more than 10.3 million domain names registered worldwide, …

Posted on February 6th, by gray in Domains, ORG.
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Looking Back at 15 Years of .org Management

Looking Back at 15 Years of .org Management

By Brian Cute, CEO, Public Interest Registry

Public Interest Registry has much to celebrate this year — January 2018 marks our 15th year managing the .org domain. As our organisation has evolved, so has the domain. .org is currently the …

Posted on January 25th, by tconnor in Domains, ORG.
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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…

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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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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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 …


#NGOs + Gov. + Businesses = #Collaborative; #2030NOW #SocialGood Summit

#NGOs + Gov. + Businesses = #Collaborative; #2030NOW #SocialGood Summit Why #2030NOW and not #2013? SGS is calling for long-term thinking about ways that new media and technology can be used to solve the world’s leading challenges. The idea is that long-term thinking will lead to long-term solutions that have a positive impact on future generations and ultimately make the world a better place.

Introducing .NGO/.ONG at @InsideNGO’s Annual Conference, Exclusively for the NGO Community

Introducing .NGO/.ONG at @InsideNGO’s Annual Conference, Exclusively for the NGO Community

Last week, Public Interest Registry had the privilege to exhibit at this year’s annual InsideNGO conference in Washington, D.C. InsideNGO is a membership association that focuses on strengthening “inside” operational staff members and leadership in the international NGO sector; this …


Reflection on UBM’s Business4Better

Reflection on UBM’s Business4Better

Last week, UBM held its 4th annual Business4Better event in London. This two-day conference is part of the company’s Community Engagement Series, which was founded in Brazil in 2009 and now also takes place in India and the United …