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.ORG CEO Honored by The Washington Business Journal

Alexa Raad, CEO of .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, has been chosen as one of the leading women in Washington business by The Washington Business Journal’s fifth-annual Women Who Mean Business Awards. The Awards set out to recognize women across all industries and professions, and of all ages, who have demonstrated their drive and innovative spirit both around their work and in their communities.

Under Alexa’s leadership, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, who manages and oversees the .ORG Top-Level domain, reached over 7 million global domain registrations. .ORG is the third largest generic Top-Level domain following .COM and .NET, and has continued to grow consistently since PIR took over its management in 2003. Alexa has also positioned the .ORG domain as a trailblazer in the areas of Internet policy and security, being the first generic Top-Level domain to begin implementing DNS Security Extensions to make users safer from identity theft and cache poisoning. Additionally, Alexa has led the formation of a cross-industry group dedicated to solving issues associated with phishing and malware.

.ORG has continued to add value to its online community of registrants through the .ORG blog and Resource Center, fostering communal spirit and a collaborative nature as well as using those resources throughout the community at large to enable users to further their individual or organizational missions.

In her role as a CEO of a nonprofit, Alexa is dedicated to highlighting the work of organizations and individuals on a global scale who are working to inspire, advocate, and educate in order to change society for the better. The recently launched “World Voices” campaign is an example of the ways in which .ORG is achieving this goal under Alexa’s leadership. Throughout her career, Alexa has held different positions in the Internet and Telecommunications industries. In her roles at companies such as AT&T, dotMobi, VeriSign, CyberCash, and Bell Atlantic Internet Services (now Verizon), Raad has consistently demonstrated her business acumen and ability to deliver results.

By .ORG, The Original Purpose-Driven Generic Top-Level Domain

Public Interest Registry (PIR) is a nonprofit that operates the .ORG top-level domain – one of the world’s largest generic top-level domains with more than 10.6 million domain names registered worldwide. PIR has been a champion for a free and open Internet for two decades with a clear mission to be an exemplary domain name registry, provide a trusted digital identity and help educate those who dedicate themselves to improving our world.

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