Reston, VA – April 2, 2009 – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (http://pir.org) announced today the appointment of 1 Advisory Council member and the reappointment of 3 current Council members to fill expiring term open seats. The .ORG Advisory Council, created in 2003, was 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. Created to advise on issues ranging from public policy to the introduction of new services, their perspectives, representing the voice of the global noncommercial community, play a vital role in the long-term success of .ORG.
"The Advisory Council has an essential role in our organization, and I am keen to solicit their input on the issues facing .ORG and our community of Internet users", says Alexa Raad, CEO of .ORG, The Public Interest Registry.
New members include:
- Mr. Karaitiana Taiuru (CEO, Net Mania; Web Strategist and Social Media Consultant)
Returning members include:
- Ms. Angela Siefer (Social Networking Entrepreneur)
- Mr. Hans Peter Dittler (Internet Society German Chapter)
- Mr. Sebastian Ricciardi (Vice President, Internet Society Argentinean Chapter)
The Advisory Council members have been instrumental in advising on issues central to the .ORG community including global outreach, Internet security issues, and key policy initiatives.
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, The Public Interest Registry empowers the global noncommercial community to use the Internet 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 7 million domain names registered worldwide. .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, was founded by the Internet Society in 2002. It is based in Reston, Virginia, USA.