If you’ve ever thought you’re an ideal candidate to advise Public Interest Registry in its stewardship of the .org TLD, along with the other TLDs it manages, now is the time. PIR announced Thursday it is accepting applications for up to five seats on its Advisory Council, which is composed of leaders and activists from a broad spectrum of mission-driven organisations around the world.
The Advisory Council helps PIR in its mission to create more and stronger mission-driven organisations by representing the voice of the .ORG Community and serving as intermediaries between end users and PIR on everything from technical to policy to social issues affecting the Internet. The PIR Advisory Council also provides input and recommendations for new registry strategies, policies, services, and education initiatives to meet the needs of the .ORG Community. The .org generic top-level domain has 10.4 million registrations while there are six other new gTLDs, the largest of which are .ong and .ngo, both with almost 4,100 registrations.
PIR Advisory Council members also reflect a diversity of subject matter areas including, but not limited to, educational, artistic, cultural, human rights, political, religious and scientific sectors. No two members of the Council will be from the same organisation, and PIR will work toward the selection of a globally diverse representation of small, medium and large organisations.
The members are selected by the PIR Board of Directors in accordance with the Advisory Council Charter. All seats are for annual terms of up to three years. The positions are voluntary but do include funded travel to PIR’s Reston, VA headquarters for one of the four meetings throughout the year.
New members must have demonstrated commitment to the responsible, ethical and effective use of the Internet. Domain industry experience is also desirable. Strong English communications skills are preferred as the Council will convene and communicate in English.
The call for PIR Advisory Council applications opens August 6, 2021. Interested individuals can nominate themselves or other candidates. Expressions of interest and qualifications, one to three references, and biographical information highlighting relevant experience, expertise, and contact information must be submitted by October 8, 2021.
New members will be notified of their acceptance by November 19, 2021.
For more information on the PIR Advisory Council and to submit an application, please visit https://thenew.org/org-people/about-pir/team/advisory-council/nominations-for-the-pir-advisory-council.