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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GDPR: Next Steps for the Domain Industry

GDPR: Next Steps for the Domain Industry

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 …

Posted on July 16th, by mruffin in GDPR, Internet, News, Policy, Security.
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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…

Bi-Annual Dashboard Report – January to June 2014

Bi-Annual Dashboard Report – January to June 2014

It’s here! Our bi-annual Dashboard Report is now available – highlighting the growth of the .org domain and providing insight into our IDN gTLDs, including .संगठन, .机哪, & .орг.

Over the past twelve months, the total number of .org domains …

Posted on August 27th, by Laura Bentz in Dashboard, Domains, Technology.
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Takeaways from InterAction Forum 2014

Takeaways from InterAction Forum 2014

On driving change, how do we make a difference? This was a common question and overarching theme of this year’s forum in Washington, DC. The answer? At a very basic level, collaboration, collaboration, and more collaboration – between NGOs, …

Posted on June 17th, by Laura Bentz in Events, Global, NGO, Nonprofit, Not-for-profit, Social.
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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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A Preview of .ngo & .ong Domains at Work

A Preview of .ngo & .ong Domains at Work

What?

New domains for non-governmental organisations, .ngo and .ong, are coming! These domains will be linked to an international directory of NGOs, where the community can help ensure the accuracy of NGO listings and profiles.

Why? To help NGOs distinguish…
Posted on March 24th, by Laura Bentz in New TLDS, NGO, Nonprofit.
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Four Reasons Why Your Nonprofit or NGO Should Register .ngo and .ong

Four Reasons Why Your Nonprofit or NGO Should Register .ngo and .ong

“NGO” is the widely recognized acronym for describing Non-Governmental Organizations; “ONG” has the same meaning, but it is specifically used in regions of the world that speak Romance Languages (i.e. Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese). Why should global NGOs|ONGs …

Posted on March 17th, by Laura Bentz in New TLDS, NGO, Nonprofit.
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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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