Press Releases

Public Interest Registry Sponsors Leading Youth, Sport & Development’s Fourth Annual Basket Promotion Week

Up to 500 Togo Youth Expected to Participate in Series of Training Camps and Tournaments in West Africa

RESTON, Va. & LOME, Togo – April 27, 2016 – Public Interest... Read More »

Report: Nonprofit Domains Gain Traction Worldwide

“The Dashboard” Highlights the Immediate Popularity of New .ngo and .ong Domains and the Steady Growth of .org

RESTON, Va. – October 14, 2015 Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit... Read More »

Public Interest Registry Appoints Dorcas Muthoni to Enset’s Board of Directors

Internet Hall of Fame Inductee to Serve Two-Year Term

RESTON, Va. – September 30, 2015 –  Public Interest Registry — the not-for-profit manager of .org, .ngo and .ong — today announced... Read More »

Call for Nominations Now Open for Candidates to Advise Nonprofit Registrar on Issues within the Global NGO Community

RESTON, Va., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Public Interest Registry — the not-for-profit manager of .org, .ngo, .ong and four IDNs — today announced it... Read More »

PIR Seeks Candidates to Serve on its .ORG Advisory Council

Nonprofit and Internet Leaders Welcome to Participate in Call for Nominations Now through June

RESTON, Va. – May 4, 2015 – Public Interest Registry (PIR), the nonprofit operator of... Read More »

Public Interest Registry Releases Report Detailing the Steady Growth of the .org Domain in 2014

“The Dashboard” Report Shows the Global Growth of Domain Registrations and Trends

RESTON, Va. – March 31, 2015 – Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain, today... Read More »

Public Interest Registry Releases Bi-Annual Report Showing Continued Growth of the .org Domain

“The Dashboard” Report Offers Insight into Domain Registration Growth and Trends

RESTON, Va., August 27, 2014
Public Interest Registry – the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain – today released the... Read More »

Public Interest Registry Names Marc Saitta as Chief Financial Officer

Veteran Financial Executive Joins as Not-for-Profit Prepares for Global Portfolio Expansion

Reston, Va. (August 25, 2014) – Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain, today announced the... Read More »

Women LEAD Announced Winner of the WhyIChose.org Contest

Nepali Young Women’s Leadership Organization Awarded $5,000 from Public Interest Registry

RESTON, Va., July 21, 2014
Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain, today announced Read More »

Public Interest Registry Announces Support for Internet Technical Leaders in Welcoming IANA Globalization Progress

RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Public Interest Registry, the long-time registry operator of .org, one of the most successful Top Level Domains since the Internet’s inception, today announced its support for the... Read More »

Public Interest Registry Releases Report Demonstrating Extended Growth Of The .ORG Domain In 2013

“The Dashboard” Report Shows Steady Rise in International Registrations

RESTON, Va., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Public Interest Registry – the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain – today released... Read More »

National Network to End Domestic Violence Voted Winner of the .ORG Website Makeover Contest

Anti-Violence Advocacy Group Garners More than 9,400 Votes to Win a Newly Redesigned Website from Public Interest Registry and OmniStudio

RESTON, Va. (February 12, 2014) – Public Interest Registry, the... Read More »

Public Voting Now Open for the .ORG Website Makeover Contest

Ten Finalists Vie for Chance to Win a Fully Redesigned Website

RESTON, Va. (November 25, 2013) – Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain, today announced the... Read More »

Last Call! The .ORG Website Makeover Contest Ends November 8

Only Four Days Remaining for Organizations to Enter to Win a Fully Designed .ORG Website from Public Interest Registry and OmniStudio

RESTON, Va. (November 5, 2013) – Is your organization... Read More »

Public Interest Registry Announces .ORG Website Makeover Contest

.ORG’s Nonprofit Operator Launches Contest in Collaboration with OmniStudio to Help Organizations Advance Their Missions Online

RESTON, Va. (October 14, 2013) – Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the... Read More »

Public Interest Registry Unveils New Brand Identity

RESTON, Va. (September 30, 2013) – Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain, today announced a rebranding of the organization. The fresh change in its visual... Read More »

Public Interest Registry Releases Bi-Annual Domain Name Report

RESTON, Va. (September 4, 2013) – Public Interest Registry – the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain – today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report, “The Dashboard,”... Read More »

Public Interest Registry Releases Report Revealing Continued Growth of the .ORG Domain

RESTON, Va. (February 27, 2013) – Public Interest Registry – the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain – today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report, “The Dashboard,”... Read More »

Public Interest Registry Opens Call for Expression of Interest for .NGO and .ONG Domain Registrations

RESTON, Va. (February 19, 2013)Public Interest Registry – the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain – today announced that it is accepting Expressions of Interest... Read More »

PIR Survey Reveals That Most Americans Are Uninformed About DDoS Attacks

RESTON, Va. (November 28, 2012) – Whether motivated by an extreme form of free expression or criminal intent, distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDoS attacks) are increasingly commonplace worldwide. Yet there remains... Read More »

.ORG Releases 94 Never-Before-Registered One- and Two-Character Domain Names

RESTON, Va. (October 10, 2012) – Much like real estate, Internet “curb appeal” – otherwise known as an Internet address – can help optimize a company or organization’s online... Read More »

Public Interest Registry Releases Results of Bi-Annual Domain Name Report

RESTON, Va. (August 14, 2012) — Public Interest Registry (PIR)—the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain—today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report, “The Dashboard,” detailing the... Read More »

PIR Hits 10 Million .ORG Domain Registrations

RESTON, Va. (July 11, 2012)Public Interest Registry (PIR) – the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain – has reached a major milestone with the registration of its 10... Read More »

PIR Elects New Members To .ORG Advisory Council

RESTON, Va. (August 6, 2012) — Public Interest Registry (PIR), the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain, today announced the appointment of new members to its .ORG Advisory Council.... Read More »

PIR Aims To Broaden International Reach With Creation of Cyrillic, Chinese and Devanagari Web Addresses

RESTON, Va. (May 31, 2012) – Public Interest Registry (PIR) – the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain – today applied for the creation and management of four internationalized... Read More »

PIR Files Applications to Create and Manage .NGO and .ONG Domains

RESTON, Va. (May 31, 2012)Public Interest Registry (PIR) – the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain – has formally submitted its applications to the Internet... Read More »

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

RESTON, Va. (May 10, 2012) – The .ORG Advisory Council has been a valuable global resource for the Public Interest Registry (PIR) management for providing advice on policy, outreach,... Read More »

PIR Launches First-Ever .ORG Television Commercial In India

RESTON, Va. (April 16, 2012) — Public Interest Registry (PIR) – the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain – today aired its first-ever television commercial for the .ORG domain.... Read More »

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Releases Results of Bi-annual Domain Name Report

RESTON, Va., (February 15, 2012) /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR)—manager of the world’s third largest generic top-level domain (gTLD)—today released the results of its bi-annual domain... Read More »

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Welcomes Nancy Gofus As Chief Operating Officer

RESTON, Va. (January 23, 2012) — .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) – manager of the world’s third largest generic top-level domain  – today named Nancy Gofus as chief... Read More »

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

RESTON, Va.(December 5, 2011) The .ORG Advisory Council has been a valuable global resource for the Public Interest Registry (PIR) management for providing advice on policy, outreach, and new... Read More »

PIR To Present At NTEN On The Changing Internet with Its Plans For .NGO.

RESTON, Va. (December 5, 2011) –Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 6, 2011, The Public Interest Registry (PIR), the organization that manages the .ORG domain extension, will present a webinar entitled,... Read More »

PIR To Present At NTEN On The Changing Internet with Its Plans For .NGO.

RESTON, Va. (December 5, 2011) –Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 6, 2011, The Public Interest Registry (PIR), the organization that manages the .ORG domain extension, will present a webinar entitled,... Read More »

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Donates $50,000 to Victory Junction

RESTON, Va., Nov. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Today, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) proudly announced its pledge to donate $50,000 to Victory Junction, a year-round camp founded by... Read More »

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Hires Paul Diaz As Director Of Policy

RESTON, VA (October 11, 2011) –Today, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) – manager of the world’s third largest generic top-level domain – announced the hiring of Paul Diaz... Read More »

The PIR Partners With the Digital Empowerment Foundation To Bring More India-Based NGOs Online

RESTON, Va., (Sept. 22, 2011) — Earlier this summer, the Public Interest Registry (PIR) – manager of the .ORG domain – expressed its intention to apply for the management... Read More »

IN .ORG WE TRUST: Survey Reveals Americans Turn To The .ORG Domain In Times of Crisis and Calm

RESTON, Va. (September 15, 2011) – It’s no secret that the rise in corporate social media use has increased multi-fold over the past few years, leaving some to question... Read More »

The Public Interest Registry To Present .NGO Domain Extension Plans At CIVICUS World Assembly

RESTON, Va. (September 9, 2011) –At CIVICUS World Assembly in Montreal this week, Canada, Brian Cute, CEO of The Public Interest Registry (PIR), the organization that manages the .ORG... Read More »

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Joins GoDaddy.com with NASCAR Sponsorship

RESTON, Va., Sep 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Attention all fans of one of America’s greatest pastimes! Today, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) is proud to announce a... Read More »

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Releases Results of Bi-Annual Domain Name Report, ‘The Dashboard’

RESTON, Va., (Aug. 15, 2011) — .ORG, The Public Interest Registry today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report, "The Dashboard," detailing the continued strong growth of... Read More »

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Waives Renewal Fees For Japanese Registrants Affected By The Recent Disaster

RESTON, Va. (April 11, 2011) – In light of the recent disasters that have devastated Japan, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) today announced a plan to waive renewal... Read More »

.ORG, PIR Celebrates 9 Million Registrations

RESTON, Va. (MARCH 2, 2011) – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) is pleased to announce that .ORG is now home to over 9 million domain name registrations. With... Read More »

PIR Releases Results of 2H Half 2010 Bi-Annual Domain Name Report, “The Dashboard”

RESTON, Va. (February 14, 2011) – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report, “The Dashboard,” detailing the monumental growth of... Read More »

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Names Brian Cute as Chief Executive Officer

RESTON, Va. (January 14, 2011) — .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) – manager of the world’s third largest generic top-level domain  – today appointed Mr. Brian... Read More »

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Hosts “.ORG in Real Time With David Meerman Scott: Web Strategy, Domain Names, and Building Your Brand”

NEW YORK, NY(Marketwire – November 16, 2010) – What’s in a domain name? With over 8.5 million registrants, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR), manager of the world’s third... Read More »

WHO’S HITTING YOUR SERVER? .ORG PROVIDES INSIGHTS WITH ‘PRACTICE SAFE DNS’ CAMPAIGN

RESTON, Va. (October 19, 2010) – With the goal of promoting security and curbing growing abuse of the Domain Name Systems (DNS), .ORG, The Public Interest Registry is launching... Read More »

.ORG Kicks-Off the “Why I Chose” Campaign to Educate Marketers About Value of Domain Names

RESTON, VA–(Marketwire – September 28, 2010) – What’s in a name? With nearly 200 million registered domain names worldwide, an increasing number of organizations, companies and individuals... Read More »

.ORG the Public Interest Registry Announced Today That Alexa Raad Has Resigned As President And CEO

The Board of Directors of .ORG the Public Interest Registry announced today that Alexa Raad, the President and Chief Executive Officer of PIR, has decided to resign from... Read More »

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Releases Results Of Bi-Annual Domain Name Report, “The Dashboard”

Key Findings Show that 2010 .ORG Registrations Grew 7.6 Percent during First Six Months – Total .ORG Domains Reaches 8.5 Million

RESTON, Va. (August 17, 2010) – .ORG, The Public... Read More »

Go Daddy, Dyndns.com and NamesBeyond Support DNSSEC-Signed .ORG Domain Names

Reston, Va. (July 20, 2010) – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) today announced that three leading registrars  – Go Daddy, DynDNS.com and Read More »

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Very First Registration – MITRE.org

RESTON, Va., July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As one of the original top-level domains, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) today congratulates The MITRE Corporation for being the first registrant... Read More »

.ORG Becomes First Generic Top-Level Domain to Deploy Enhanced Domain Security Protocol (DNSSEC)

Brussels, Belgium -(June 23, 2010) .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) today announced that it has taken the final step to become the first generic top-level domain (gTLD) to... Read More »

Maarten Botterman Elected as Chairman of PIR Board of Directors

RESTON, VA–(Marketwire – June 21, 2010) – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR), today announced that Maarten Botterman has been elected as the Chairman of the PIR Board of... Read More »

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Celebrates Its 25th Year With 8 Million Registrations

World’s Third Largest Domain Posts 8.4 Percent Growth in 2009

RESTON, VA–(Marketwire – March 17, 2010) –  In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the introduction of Internet domains,  .ORG,... Read More »

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry to Deploy Enhanced Domain Security in June 2010

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry to Complete Its Final Step of DNSSEC Deployment by June 30, 2010

RESTON, VA–(Marketwire – March 11, 2010) –  .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR)... Read More »

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Releases Bi-Annual Domain Name Report, “The Dashboard”

Key Findings Show That .ORG Registrations in 2009 Grew 8.4 Percent Over Previous Year.

RESTON, VA–(Marketwire – February 18, 2010) –  .ORG, The Public Interest Registry today released the results... Read More »

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Receives Recognition for Excellence in Marketing

.ORG wins WebAward for Website Redesign and is a Finalist for the NonProfit PR Awards

Reston, VA (MarketWire – October 20, 2009)- .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, www.pir.org, announced... Read More »

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Releases Its First Ever Domain Name Report, “The Dashboard”

"The Dashboard" Shows .ORG Registrations Grew 11% in the First Half of 2009

RESTON, VA–(Marketwire – October 06, 2009) – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (www.pir.org) announces today the... Read More »

.ORG Communities, Submit Your Entries for the 14th Annual Webby Awards

The Webby Awards honors the best in Websites, Interactive Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video and the MobileWeb

Reston, VA – September 29, 2009 – .ORG, The... Read More »

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Advances and Makes Strides with Domain Name Security Extensions

The .ORG Registry continues its commitment to bolstering the future of Internet security

Reston, VA – July 22, 2009 – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (www.pir.org) announces today the achievement... Read More »

.ORG is the First Open Top-Level Domain to be Signed with Domain Name Security Extensions

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Successfully Implements DNSSEC in the Zone

Reston, VA – June, 2, 2009 – Today, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (www.pir.org), the company behind the... Read More »

DNSSEC Industry Coalition Symposium is Announced

Issues and Proposed Solutions for DNSSEC Deployment and Signing the Root Will Be Discussed 

Reston, VA- May 21, 2009 – The DNSSEC Industry Coalition Symposium is announced today... Read More »

The Winners of the First-Ever NTC .ORG Ambassador Awards Announced

Finalists declared during leading nonprofit technology conference in San Francisco

RESTON, VA – (May 11, 2009) – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (www.pir.org) announces the finalists of the first-ever... Read More »

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Congratulates All .ORG Webby Winners

A Record Year for .ORG Winners at the 13th Annual Celebration in June

Reston, VA – May 5, 2009 – Today, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (www.pir.org), the company... Read More »

The .ORG Advisory Council Appoints New Worldwide Internet Leaders

Reston, VA – April 2, 2009 – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (http://pir.org) announced today the appointment of 1 Advisory Council member and the reappointment of 3 current... Read More »

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry and NTEN Announce the Creation of the NTC .ORG Ambassador Award

The NTC .ORG Ambassador Award will debut during April’s NTC Conference in San Francisco

Reston, VA – March 19, 2009 – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (www.pir.org), the registry behind... Read More »

DNSSEC Industry Coalition Meets with Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf and Internet Researcher Dan Kaminsky

Reston, VA – 18 March 2009 – The DNSSEC Industry Coalition (www.dnsseccoalition.org) comprised of 20 organizations streamlining the rollout of DNSSEC worldwide, gathered on Friday, March 13, 2009,... Read More »

The DNSSEC Industry Coalition Announces the Formation of its Registrar Review Team

Reston, VA -11 March 2009 – The DNSSEC Industry Coalition (http://dnsseccoalition.org) announces today the formation of its Registrar Review Team following the 34th public meeting of the... Read More »

Alexa Raad is Selected as a Smart100 Award Recipient

.ORG CEO is Recognized as one of Greater Washington’s Thought Leaders by Washington SmartCEO Magazine 

Reston, VA- February 20, 2009- .ORG, The Public Interest Registry ( Read More »

.ORG is the Official Sponsor of the 13th Annual Webby Awards

Partnership announced with the leading international awards group honoring excellence on the Internet  

Reston, VA – January 30, 2009 – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, today... Read More »

Public Interest Registry Opens Call for Nominations for its Advisory Council

Registry for .ORG domain names seeks submissions from Internet leaders 

Reston, VA – December 19, 2008 – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, the premier domain where people turn... Read More »

Industry Coalition Announced to Increase Adoption of Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC)

DNSSEC Industry Coalition forms to streamline implementation across Domain Name Registries   

Reston, VA – December 3, 2008 – The DNSSEC Industry Coalition is a global group... Read More »

.ORG CEO Honored by The Washington Business Journal

Alexa Raad Is Named as One of 2008’s Women Who Mean Business 

RESTON, VA– November 21, 2008 – Alexa Raad, CEO of .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, has... Read More »

Industry Safety Group Announces Formation to Improve Internet Security

Registry Internet Safety Group formed to develop best practices and enhance overall Internet user security
 
Reston, VA – 16 October, 2008 – The Registry Internet Safety Group, ("RISG"),... Read More »

Eco and Public Interest Registry to hold “.ORG Day” on 8 October in Frankfurt

Cologne, 30  September 2008 – Eco, the federation of the German Internet economy, along with  .ORG, The Public Interest Registry announce a forum event that will gather thought-leaders under... Read More »

.ORG Community Websites Now 7 Million Strong

Internet community at the forefront of online collaboration, social issues, advocacy, and social networking reaches significant milestone

Reston, VA – August 25, 2008 – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, the... Read More »

.ORG Becomes First Generic Top Level Domain to Start DNSSEC Implementation

Calls on ICANN for Speedy Adoption to Sign the Root

Reston, VA – July  21, 2008 – A request by .ORG, The Public Interest Registry to bolster Internet security via... Read More »

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Honors 12th Annual .ORG Webby Winners

Reston, VA – May 13, 2008 – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry is excited to honor the .ORG winners of the 12th Annual Webby Awards.  As the Official Sponsor... Read More »

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Launches New Online Resource Center

Reston, VA – April 24, 2008 – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry is pleased to announce the launch of the .ORG Resource Center.  Committed to improving the online experience... Read More »

.ORG Announces “World Voices” Campaign

Reston VA – April 9, 2008: Even though .ORG, The Public Interest Registry has played a key role in the operational governance of the world’s most important communications medium,... Read More »

.ORG’s Advisory Council Inducts New Internet Worldwide Leaders

Reston, VA – April 3, 2008 – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry announced today the appointment of 4 new Advisory Council members and the reappointment of 2 current Council... Read More »

.ORG Becomes an Official Sponsor of the 12th Annual Webby Awards

RESTON, VA – February 11, 2008 – The Public Interest Registry (.ORG), the premier domain where people turn to find credible information, get involved, fund causes and support advocacy,... Read More »

.ORG Open Call for Nominations for its Advisory Council

Reston, VA – January 24, 2008 – The Public Interest Registry (.ORG), the premier domain where people turn to find credible information, get involved, fund causes and support advocacy,... Read More »