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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Safeguarding Contributions – Help Those Who Truly Need It

Safeguarding Contributions – Help Those Who Truly Need It

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 …

Posted on June 5th, by mruffin in News, Privacy, Security.
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Internet 101: Debunking Common Internet Terms

Internet 101: Debunking Common Internet Terms

By Tony Connor, Director of Marketing, Public Interest Registry

Do you consider yourself an ‘Internet Pro’? If the answer is yes, did you know that the world wide web is different than the internet? If so, do you know what …

Posted on May 3rd, by gray in Internet.
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Why Public Interest Registry Continues to Push for Global Internet Access

Why Public Interest Registry Continues to Push for Global Internet Access

By Brian Cute, CEO of Public Interest Registry

It can be easy to forget that there are many people in this world without access to the internet. The digital divide is, in fact, vast. I recently came across a UNICEF …

Posted on March 13th, by gray in Children, Internet, NGO, Nonprofit.
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Looking Back at 15 Years of .org Management

Looking Back at 15 Years of .org Management

By Brian Cute, CEO, Public Interest Registry

Public Interest Registry has much to celebrate this year — January 2018 marks our 15th year managing the .org domain. As our organisation has evolved, so has the domain. .org is currently the …

Posted on January 25th, by tconnor in Domains, ORG.
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Update: Systemic Copyright Alternative Dispute Resolution 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 …

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 …

SURVEY: .ORG-anizing for Good

SURVEY: .ORG-anizing for Good

Have a .ORG website? Please help us finish our Birthday week off strong by participating in our survey!

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Posted on July 10th, by msoffer in Community, Internet, ORG.
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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…