Category Archive: Policy

An Introduction to the IWF – Internet Watch Foundation

Sep 27th, 2018 in Domains, Partnership, Policy

This is a guest post authored by Will Few, Development Manager at the IWF

We’d like to welcome Public Interest Registry as a new Member to the IWF and introduce ourselves to the broader .org community. The IWF (Internet Watch …


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 …


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: 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 …


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 …


DNS Forum – The Practical Impacts of Policy on the DNS


Developing sound policies to build trust online, to encourage use and innovation, and to ensure an open and secure Internet is vital.  So is the ability for those policies to be implemented by technical operators.  We recently hosted a panel …


30 .ORG Movements


Over the past 30 years we’ve seen people from all over the globe organize together – to improve living conditions; to help women and children; to provide aid, recovery and relief; to preserve natural habitats – to inspire the world’s …


Continuing to Work in the Public Interest

Jun 23rd, 2014 in Internet, News, Policy

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


LAC, DNS and the Importance of Comunidad

Nov 19th, 2013 in Internet, Policy, Social, Technology

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 …


.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Hires Don Blumenthal as Senior Policy Advisor

Dec 2nd, 2010 in News, ORG, Policy

RESTON, VA (December 2, 2010) – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) – manager of the world’s third largest generic top-level domain – announced today the hiring of Don Blumenthal as Senior Policy Advisor.  An esteemed attorney, Blumenthal brings …



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