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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

On the Pressing Need for a Signed Root

Attacks on the security of the Internet have been much in the news lately, and there is an increased urgency to take the technical steps to combat these attacks. .ORG has been doing its part to lead this process by taking introductory steps to implement DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions)... In order to make DNSSEC effective, there is one additional step that is needed -- "signing the root". 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

NeuStar Names Alex Berry Head of Internet Infrastructure Services Group

NeuStar, Inc. today announced that it has appointed Alex Berry as senior vice president and general manager of NeuStar's Internet Infrastructure Services group, which includes domain name registry services as well as the UltraDNS and Webmetrics service lines. 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 Buys Webmetrics

NeuStar Inc., which provides clearinghouse services to the Internet and communications industries, has acquired San Diego company Webmetrics Inc., which monitors and measures Web and network performance. 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