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…

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  • Donuts took down 11 domains for Hollywood last year

    … of the domains affected by the program. Trusted Notifier, which is also in place at competing portfolio registry Radix, was this week criticized in an academic paper from professor Annemarie Bridy of University of Idaho College of Law and Stanford University. The paper, “Notice and Takedown in the Domain Name System: ICANN’s Ambivalent Drift into Online…

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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”

    …. 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

    … 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

    … 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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