• 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 retaining the contract is not a huge surprise.

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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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