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.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

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

Internet Society Calls for Nominations to the Public Interest Registry Board

The Internet Society (ISOC) seeks nominations of highly qualified individuals to serve on the board of directors of the Public Interest Registry (PIR) for the period 2008-2010. PIR was created by the Internet Society to manage the .ORG domain. more

New Worldwide Internet Leaders Appointed to the Public Interest Registry .ORG Advisory Council

The Public Interest Registry (PIR) announced today the appointment of 3 new Worldwide Advisory Council members and the reappointment of 3 current Advisory Council members to fill expiring term open seats. more

Spanish .ORG IDNs Registrations Available March 3rd

As part of its ongoing efforts to improve the Internet and ensure access for users worldwide, Public Interest Registry (PIR), the .ORG registry, will make available Spanish Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) on 03 March 2007. more

Call for Nominations to the Public Interest Registry .ORG Advisory Council

Seeking individuals with significant Internet leadership experience within the nonprofit, nongovernmental organization (NGO) and domain name arenas who represent the broad and geographically diverse spectrum of the global noncommercial community. more

Resignation of Public Interest Registry President and CEO Announcement

Viltz has been the organization's president and CEO since February 2003. Effective 1 January 2007, Eva Frölich, chair of the PIR board of directors, will serve as acting CEO until a replacement is named. more