A new gTLD hit the market this month with PIR launching .giving into General Availability on 20 January. .giving is aimed at fundraising and donating for not for profits for mission-driven organisations and philanthropic-minded individuals. The new gTLD is now publicly available for the first time to any mission-driven entity – regardless of non-profit status.
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.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.
PIR Calls for Nominations for 2022 .ORG Impact Awards
To promote the use of .org domain names, Public Interest Registry opened the nomination period for its fourth annual .ORG Impact Awards, to recognise and reward outstanding mission-driven individuals and organisations from the global .ORG Community for their positive contributions to society.
2021 .ORG of the Year Goes to Madagascan Organisation Making Energy-Efficient Stoves
Public Interest Registry, the .org manager, announced the 2021 .ORG of the Year winner is ADES, a mission-driven organisation that manufactures energy-efficient stoves in Madagascar and promotes the use of renewable energy. ADES received a $35,000 donation as its prize.
People On The Move: Rick Wilhelm Appointed as PIR’s Chief Technology Officer
Public Interest Registry (PIR) Monday announced Rick Wilhelm has been appointed the company’s Chief Technology Officer. The appointment comes as the .org steward builds out what they’re describing as “a technology vision and framework that mission-driven organisations can rely upon to serve communities and make the world a better place.”
PIR Announce 2021 .ORG Impact Awards Finalists
Public Interest Registry have named the finalists in their 2021 .ORG Impact Awards, their annual awards event to celebrate and promote the best of what can be achieved with a .org domain name.
DNS Abuse Institute Publishes Roadmap For Combatting Abuse
DNS Abuse –malware, botnets, phishing, pharming, and spam – is a growing and ongoing global threat to every country’s national and economic security. In the last months, the DNS Abuse Institute has worked to bring together – both in public forums and individual meetings – leading experts to help guide the creation of a roadmap for combating abuse.
PIR Project Seeks To Improve Quality of Domain Name Space
PIR is on a mission to improve the domain name space for fellow registries, registrars and registrants. More than a year and a half ago – in May 2019 – the .org registry introduced the Quality Performance Index, or QPI. In doing so, they created a roadmap to identify best practices and incentives for registrars to reduce abuse rates and increase renewals of .ORGs.
PIR Launches DNS Abuse Institute To Protect Internet Users From Scourge of DNS Abuse
Public Interest Registry announced Wednesday the launch of the DNS Abuse Institute as part of its ongoing efforts to protect Internet users from the threat of DNS Abuse such as malware, botnets, phishing, pharming and spam.
.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.