Pir

  • PIR promotes two senior execs

    … of finance, the company said. PIR, which runs .org and other non-profit gTLDs, said the promotions “represent our commitment to integrate and unify our operational teams to deliver more effective business and financial strategies on behalf of Public Interest Registry and its stakeholders.” Both Saitta and King originally came from outside the domain industry, both having stints at the American Association for Motor Vehicle Administrators and Smithsonian Business Ventures. Tweet Tagged: .org, pir …

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  • Donuts took down 11 domains for Hollywood last year

    … Content Regulation”, she argues that while Trusted Notifier may not by an ICANN policy, the organization has nevertheless “abetted the development and implementation of a potentially large-scale program of privately ordered online content regulation”. Tweet Tagged: copyright adrp, dna, donuts, ICANN, new gTLDs, pir, takedown, trusted notifier …

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  • PIR slams brakes on “UDRP for copyright”

    … in the DNA’s latest Healthy Domains Initiative proposals, but PIR is the only registry to so far publicly express an interest in implementing such a measure. Copyright ADRP may not be dead yet, but its future does not look bright. Tweet Tagged: .org, copyright adrp, dna, eff, healthy domains initiative, ica, ICANN, pir, public interest registry, scdrp, the pirate bay …

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  • The Pirate Bay likely to be sunk as .org adopts “UDRP for copyright”

    … Controversial piracy site The Pirate Bay is likely to be the first victim of a new industry initiative being described as “UDRP for copyright”. The Domain Name Association today published a set of voluntary “healthy practices” that domain registries can adopt to help keep their TLDs clean of malware, child abuse material, fake pharmacies…

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  • Afilias retains .org back-end deal

    … retaining the contract is not a huge surprise. The bidding process was widely believed to be a way for non-profit PIR to reduce its costs, believed to be among the highest in the industry. PIR said yesterday: Afilias was selected as the best value solution based on the objective criteria and requirements set forth in Public Interest Registry’s…

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  • Nominet has sights set on .org after M+M deal

    … of a handful of companies — which would also include Verisign, Afilias, CNNIC and DENIC — that currently handles zones the size or larger than .org, which at over 10 million names is about the same size as .uk. It, like PIR, is also a not-for-profit entity that donates excess funds to good causes, which could count in its favor. But Haworth told DI…

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  • Over 20 companies fighting for .org contract

    … More than 20 companies want to take over the back-end registry for the .org gTLD, according to Public Interest Registry. PIR put the contract, currently held by Afilias, up for bidding with a formal Request For Information in February. It’s believed to be worth north of $33 million to Afilias per year. PIR told DI today that it “received more…

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  • $33 million .org contract up for grabs

    … Public Interest Registry, operator of .org, has put its back-end registry services contract up for grabs. The deal could be worth around $33 million a year, judging by its current relationship with incumbent back-end Afilias. PIR said in a statement today: The organisation desires to contract with a qualified back-end registry services…

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