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.
Tag Archives: gTLDs
EURid and ICANN Sign MoU Promoting Multilingualism and Inclusion on the Internet
EURid, the .eu registry, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ICANN to strengthen collaboration between the two organisations supporting Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs) and promoting the Universal Acceptance (UA) of all domain names and email addresses.
XYZ Launches .QUEST and Beauty gTLDs
The XYZ Registry recently launched Sunrise periods for five recently acquired new gTLDs – .quest and four new gTLDs for the beauty industry – .Beauty, .Hair, .Skin and .Makeup. Registrations for trademark holders commenced 1 December while General Availability will commence on 2 March.
ICANN Announces DNSSEC Now Deployed in all gTLD
A couple of days before Christmas, ICANN announced that all of the current 1,195 generic top-level domains (gTLDs), that’s new and legacy, have deployed DNSSEC.
.ORG Impact Awards Recognises Innovation, Environmental Sustainability and Fighting Hunger and Poverty
Public Interest Registry has handed out three more of their 2020 .ORG Impact Awards to .ORG registrants that are connecting communities, making a difference, and utilising the internet to drive transformative change. There are ten awards in total, one handed out each day during their 10 Days of .ORG. The three latest winners are The Crisis Tracker, Mangrove Action Project and Food For Free.
COVID-19 Pandemic Sees Increase In Domain Disputes As WIPO Passes 50,000th Case After 20 Years
It’s taken 20 years, and an 11 percent increase in cases filed in 2020, for the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center to registered its 50,000th “cybersquatting” case, covering almost 91,000 domain names, and involving parties from over 180 countries, the organisation announced this week.
Women’s Health and Education NGO Days For Girls First Winner of 2020 .ORG Impact Awards
Days for Girls International is the first of 10 winners in Public Interest Registry’s 2020 .ORG Impact Awards, winning the 2020 Combating Coronavirus category. Days for Girls is an incredible organisation providing health, feminine hygiene and education services for tens of thousands of women and girls in 144 countries worldwide. This year, in response to coronavirus, they launched two campaigns — Periods Don’t Pause for Pandemics and #Masks4Millions, which inspired over 3,500 people to register to make 1 million masks for those most in need.
IANA Naming Function Review Team Community Webinar
Monday, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Naming Function Review Team (IFRT) has announced that it is in the final stages of completing its Initial Report. The IFRT will be holding a webinar for the community regarding one of their proposed recommendations that would require an amendment to the IANA Naming Functions Contract between ICANN and its affiliate Public Technical Identifiers (PTI). This amendment may be of particular interest to country code top-level domain (ccTLD) and generic top-level domain (gTLD) registry operators.
PIR Explains Their Anti-Abuse Principles For .ORG, Introduces New Appeals Process
Public Interest Registry’s General Counsel Brian Cimbolic has laid out a new two-step appeal process for their .org top-level domain under their Anti-Abuse Policy in a post on the registry blog. Under the new appeals process registrants who believe their .org domain names have been suspended unfairly can contact PIR and then appeal to a neutral third party. The goal is to help build confidence in a safer, stronger DNS.
Public Interest Registry Named as a ‘Best Place to Work’ in Washington, DC
[news release] Public Interest Registry (PIR), the people behind the .ORG domain name, has been selected by The Washington Business Journal as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work for 2020. PIR was selected because of its culture of caring and respect, its deeply held mission, and its commitment to honoring its people.