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 …


Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day

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

With the evolution of technology and its insertion into so many aspects of our everyday lives, our personal data has become simultaneously more available and, thus, a prized resource. …


IWF Helps Protect Internet Users Through Registry Partnerships

IWF Helps Protect Internet Users Through Registry Partnerships

By Sarah Smith, Technical Projects Officer at the Internet Watch Foundation

The internet is a wonderful world-without-frontiers that has transformed how people in every part of the globe communicate, learn, socialize, pay bills, and shop. Unfortunately, there is also a …

Posted on January 25th, by mruffin in News, Partnership.
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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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What Is All the Hype Around HTTPS?

What Is All the Hype Around HTTPS?

Helping to Secure Humanitarian Aid Organisations Online

By Matthew Marks, Technical Director, Public Interest Registry

In times of need, humanitarian organisations are increasingly turning to the speed and efficiency of online channels to share their message and mobilize support. Recently, …

Posted on August 30th, by gray in NGO, Nonprofit, 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 …

#ThrowbackThursday: When MITRE.org Was Born

#ThrowbackThursday: When MITRE.org Was Born

It was 30 years ago this week when MITRE made its mark on the Internet as the very first organization to register the .org domain name.

MITRE grew out of the computer laboratories of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where …

Posted on July 9th, by msoffer in Innovation, ORG, Technology.
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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…