Category Archive: News

How the IWF Successfully Curbs Online Abuse and What Non-Profits Can Do to Help


This is a guest blog co-authored by Michael Tunks, IWF Policy and Public Affairs Manager, and Jenny Thornton, IWF International Development Manager

At the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), we are in the unique and privileged position of being able to …


Big Changes Coming Up To Our Registrar Products

Sep 5th, 2018 in Domains, News, ORG

I want to let you know about some important changes that we at Public Interest Registry are making to the discount, rebate and marketing products that we offer registrars.

The first change is that we won’t be offering any further …


Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is: Shining a Light on the Important Work of Internet Governance Organisations

Aug 7th, 2018 in News, Policy, Privacy

By Paul Diaz, Vice President of Policy, Public Interest Registry

Our team at Public Interest Registry (PIR) is multi-faceted, with experts in the domain name system, technology, law, government policy, nongovernmental affairs and more. While we have different backgrounds, we …


Applications Being Accepted For President and CEO of Public Interest Registry

Jul 19th, 2018 in CEO, News

.org is one of the largest gTLDs, with an excellent reputation for trust and integrity, making the role of CEO one of the premiere roles in the industry. Public Interest Registry (PIR) is now looking for a high-quality candidate to …


GDPR: Next Steps for the Domain Industry

Jul 16th, 2018 in GDPR, Internet, News, Policy, Security

By Beth Bacon, Director of Policy and Privacy, Public Interest Registry

As we laid out in a prior post, PSA to Nonprofits: GDPR May Apply to You, there are several things nonprofits and NGOs need to be aware of …


Update on CEO Recruitment Process

Jun 21st, 2018 in CEO, News

As many of us in the domain name industry prepare for the ICANN meeting in Panama City I thought it would be good timing to provide an update from the Public Interest Registry board on the process for recruiting a …


Safeguarding Contributions – Help Those Who Truly Need It

Jun 5th, 2018 in News, Privacy, Security

When natural disasters strike our neighboring countries, it’s of no surprise that we rally together to do what we can to assist them with rebuilding. From hurricanes and tsunamis to volcanic eruptions and tornadoes, opening our hearts to those in …


Update: Systemic Copyright Alternative Dispute Resolution Policy

Jun 20th, 2017 in News, Policy

Public Interest Registry (“PIR”) has paused its efforts to develop a Systemic Copyright Alternative Dispute Resolution Policy (SCADR). After receiving and reviewing feedback from various stakeholders, PIR has determined that the SCADR is not ripe for implementation. The intention of …


You Can Learn A Lot By Mucking Out Horse Stables

Jun 16th, 2017 in News, Nonprofit

Written by Brian Cute, CEO of Public Interest Registry

Horses heal.  I have understood for some time that horses can connect with humans in ways that few animals do and my recent visit to an inspiring .org user opened my …


Systemic Copyright Infringement Alternative Dispute Resolution Policy (SCDRP)

Feb 23rd, 2017 in News, Policy

Over the past year, Public Interest Registry has been developing a highly focused policy that addresses systemic, large scale copyright infringement – the ”Systemic Copyright Infringement Alternative Dispute Resolution Policy” or SCDRP.

Given certain concerns that have been recently raised …



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