To be representative of their community, of those who register their domain names, the Public Interest Registry has its PIR Advisory Council (PIRAC). The PIRAC is composed of leaders and activists from a broad spectrum of mission-driven organisations around the world. This week the .org registry announced the selection of five new members to its Advisory Council.
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GoDaddy and Tuvalu Rebrand .TV as Pacific Nation Enters the Metaverse Due to Climate Change Threat
Tuvalu and GoDaddy Registry have relaunched a rebranded .TV 7.5 months after signing a contract that saw GoDaddy become the ccTLD’s new registry operator. Today .TV is billed “as the online home for content creators the world over” with the strapline “Turn on .TV”.
North American Food Rescue Organisation Wins PIR’s .ORG of the Year
An organisation helping drive down food waste in the United States and Canada has won the fourth .ORG of the Year from Public Interest Registry. Food Rescue Hero has designed systems to automate the time consuming and variable coordination of food recovery, enabling a scalable impact on food waste, food insecurity and climate change.
.BOO, Get Your .RSVP Domain
Google Registry has launched it’s .rsvp and .boo top-level domains, currently available through their Early Access Programmes through until 15 November where preferred domain names can be registered for an additional one-time fee which decreases each day. Then from 15 November General Availability commences for both TLDs.Continue reading .BOO, Get Your .RSVP Domain
iQ Global Launches Their Abuse Scan, A “Game-Changing Domain Name Threat Monitoring Service”
For businesses, monitoring for abusive behaviour, including malicious activities such as phishing, botnets and malware, is important in protecting their brand. One company to expand their offerings in this area recently was iQ Global who launched their iQ Abuse Scan to detect such abuse.
.ORG Celebrates 20 Years and Looks Forward To The Next Decade
It all started back in 2002 when Public Interest Registry launched the .org top-level domain and became the go to for organisations and individuals driven by important missions, who are seeking to make a difference in their communities and provide tangible solutions to the world’s biggest problems. Today there are 10.6 million .org domain names registered around the world.
As World Economies Hit Headwinds, Domain Name Growth Stagnates
As economies around the world hit headwinds with rising prices, worker shortages and interest rate rises, it seems domain name registration growth has stagnated. During the second quarter of 2022, the total number of domain names registered across all top-level domains increased by 1.0 million, or 0.3%, in the second quarter of 2022 according to Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief released this week. In the 12 months to 30 June, domain name registrations increased by 10.4 million, or 3.0%. This took the total to 351.5 million domain name registrations.
European ccTLD Domain Registrations Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels: CENTR
The COVID-19 pandemic saw registrations for many top-level domains get a welcome boost after some years of limited or no growth. The two years of lockdowns and restrictions saw a sizeable number of businesses that did not have an online presence go online, and new business ideas were started. But now life has largely returned to normal, according to the latest CENTRstats Global TLD Report with European ccTLDs largely returning to registration rates that are consistent with long term averages.
.ORG Gets Some New Siblings As .CHARITY, .FOUNDATION and .GIVES Join The PIR Family
The .org TLD has some new siblings with .charity, .foundation and .gives now officially part of the Public Interest Registry (PIR) family.
Total Domain Registrations Grow 3.9% in 12 Months Led By New gTLDs: Verisign
Twelve months ago domain name registrations were on the decline, but at the end of the first quarter of 2022 it’s a different story. As of 31 March, there were 350.5 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains, an increase of 8.8 million, or 2.6%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2021 according to Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief. Over the 12 months to 31 March registrations increased by 13.2 million or 3.9%.