Pir

    • PIR promotes two senior execs

      Public Interest Registry has promoted two people in its senior finance team. Marc Saitta, previously chief financial officer, is now chief operating officer, a position that appears to have been empty for a few years. Saitta joined PIR as CFO in 2014. Kathy King, who was senior director of finance and accounting, is now vice president of finance, the company said. PIR, which runs .

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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”

    … Public Interest Registry has “paused” its plan to allow copyright owners to seize .org domains used for piracy. In a statement last night, PIR said the plans were being shelved in response to publicly expressed concerns. The Systemic Copyright Infringement Alternative Dispute Resolution Policy was an in-house development, but had made its way…

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

    …. But PIR general counsel Liz Finberg, the main architect of the policy, said that these details are currently being finalized in coordination with UDRP arbitration firm Forum (formerly the National Arbitration Forum). The standard, she said, will be “clear and convincing evidence” of “pervasive and systemic copyright infringement”. It’s…

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  • Afilias retains .org back-end deal

    … Public Interest Registry is sticking with Afilias to run the .org registry back-end. The announcement came yesterday after a open procurement process that lasted for most of 2016. Over 20 back-end providers from 15 nations — basically the entire industry — responded to PIR’s February request for proposals, we reported back in March. Afilias…

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

    … Nominet chief Russell Haworth is hopeful that its new outsourcing deal with Minds + Machines will help it win a much more lucrative back-end contract — .org. The company is among the 20-plus companies that have responded to Public Interest Registry’s request for proposals, as its back-end deal with Afilias comes to an end. Nominet is one…

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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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