It’s All About the Family: Resources to Help Families Thrive

It’s All About the Family: Resources to Help Families Thrive

By Lauren Lao, Marketing Communications Manager, Public Interest Registry

The .ORG domain is used by organizations large and small to connect, aid and inspire their communities. One community “subset” that may not realize the multitude of resources available to them …

Posted on May 15th, by gray in Community, Uncategorized.
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An Open Letter to the .ORG Community

An Open Letter to the .ORG Community

Dear .ORG Community:

Now that the ICANN public comment period has expired on the proposed .ORG Registry Agreement renewal, we would like to respond to some concerns that have been raised about moving .ORG to the standard registry agreement.

It …

Posted on May 1st, by gray in ORG, Uncategorized.
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Why April is Public Interest Registry’s Favorite Time of Year

Why April is Public Interest Registry’s Favorite Time of Year

By ‘C’ Culpepper, Office Administrator, Public Interest Registry

Here at Public Interest Registry (PIR), April is our favorite month. Not because the cherry blossoms are in full bloom here in the DMV. Not because temperatures are warming and we can …


Tips for an ICANN Meeting First-Timer

Tips for an ICANN Meeting First-Timer

By Malleana Ruffin, Social Media Manager at Public Interest Registry

Three times a year, a plethora of policymakers, lawyers, registries, registrars, organizations and domain industry experts gather for public meetings hosted by The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers …


Paying I(nterne)t Forward with Love

Paying I(nterne)t Forward with Love

How Playing Off the Emotion of Love is Helping These .orgs Reach Passionate Supporters  

 By Malleana Ruffin, Social Media Manager, Public Interest Registry

 

The internet is a powerful force for making connections, sharing a passion and collaborating to make …


Technology of the Internet Watch Foundation Identifies Child Sex Abuse Imagery

Technology of the Internet Watch Foundation Identifies Child Sex Abuse Imagery

This is a guest blog authored by Sarah Smith, IWF Technical Officer

“Stay out front or fall behind,” the saying goes, and at the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), being ahead is what we aim to do. As offenders abuse legitimate …

Posted on December 10th, by mruffin in Children, Global, Internet, Security, Technology.
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Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is: Shining a Light on the Important Work of Internet Governance Organisations

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

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 …

Posted on August 7th, by mruffin in News, Policy, Privacy.
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Let’s Discuss: Internet Growth and Policy 

On Thursday, July 14, thought leaders from civil society, industry, academia, and government will meet at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC for Internet Governance Forum USA (IGF-USA) – the preeminent conference on Internet governance …

Hope For Limpopo Awarded $10,000 in #CashForGood Contest

Congratulations to the winner of the #CashForGood contest: Hope For Limpopo!

Hope for Limpopo Dance Performance with the children and the teachers at the Vhutshilo Mountain School in Venda, South Africa.

About the Contest

We asked NGOs to share …

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…