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 …


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. …


Q&A: Meet Jonathon Nevett, Public Interest Registry’s New President and Chief Executive Officer

Q&A: Meet Jonathon Nevett, Public Interest Registry’s New President and Chief Executive Officer

By Jim LeFevre – Senior Director of Marketing, Public Interest Registry 

In December of 2018, we welcomed a new leader to Public Interest Registry – Jonathon Nevett, our new President and Chief Executive Officer. Jon brings decades of domain expertise …

Posted on January 16th, by mruffin in .org websites, Domains, News, Story.
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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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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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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…