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.ORG Domain Name Registrations Pass 7 Million

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry, the registry behind the global .ORG domain name, announced today that more than 7 million domain names are now registered as .ORG, making it the third largest generic domain (after .com and .net). Since management of the registry was assumed by Public Interest Registry in 2003, .ORG registrations have increased more than 250%. more

Did We Miss ICANN’s Reply?

On July 29, the Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC) and Public Interest Registry (PIR) sent out a joint letter to ICANN asking it to consider the interests of the end-users as core to its policies in Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) implementation... As of today's date, August 21, 2008, we have yet to receive even an acknowledgement of receipt of our letter... more

.ORG & NCUC Joint Letter to ICANN on Internationalized Domain Names

Recently we teamed up with the Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC) to express our concern to ICANN that the rights and needs of end-users are taken into account in the discussion of Internationalized Domain Names (IDN). more

.ORG Becomes the First Generic Top level Domain to Start DNSSEC Implementation

A request by .ORG, The Public Interest Registry to bolster Internet security via the implementation of Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC) was unanimously approved by ICANN at the recent Paris meeting. As the first generic Top Level Domain authorized to implement DNSSEC, .ORG also is preparing an education and adoption plan within the Internet infrastructure community. more

CIRA Selects NeuStar’s UltraDNS Service to Manage Canada’s Top-Level Domain

NeuStar, Inc. today announced that the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), a not-for-profit Canadian corporation that is responsible for operating the .ca country code top-level domain (TLD), has chosen NeuStar's UltraDNS Managed DNS Service to bolster the scalability and reliability of Canada's DNS infrastructure. more

NeuStar Announces Registration of Two Millionth .BIZ Domain Name

NeuStar, the operator and administrator of the .BIZ top-level domain (TLD) registry, today announced that two million domain names have been officially registered within the .BIZ Internet domain. more

NeuStar Wins Contract for United States’ Internet Domain

NeuStar today announced that it has been awarded the contract to operate and administer the .US Internet domain name registry. The official country-code top level domain (ccTLD) for the United States, .US is overseen by the United States Department of Commerce. more

NeuStar Launches Korean Language Domain Names in .BIZ TLD

NeuStar announced today that it has deployed internationalized domain names (IDNs) for the Korean language in the .BIZ top-level Internet domain as of August 19, 2007. IDNs in .BIZ enable companies and for-profit organizations to register domain names in their languages of choice. more

Public Interest Registry Names Alexa A. S. Raad as New CEO

The Public Interest Registry (PIR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alexa A. S. Raad, an entrepreneurial technology executive, as its new CEO. The appointment is effective July 9, 2007. Ms. Raad brings more than 20 years of experience from the telecommunications, payment, and Internet sectors. more

Protect Your .ORG Campaign Attracts Registrars Worldwide

The Public Interest Registry (PIR) is pleased to announce that Ascio Technologies, Inc. and CORE, a not-for-profit membership association of Internet domain name registrars have joined the Protectyour.org international public awareness campaign as partners. more