Public Interest Registry

  • 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”

    … and mass piracy. And Public Interest Registry, the company behind .org, tells DI that it hopes to adopt the UDRP-style anti-piracy measure by the end of the first quarter. This is likely to lead to thepiratebay.org, the domain where The Pirate Bay has resided for some time, getting seized or deleted not longer after. Under its Healthy Domains…

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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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  • How NGOs Around the World Use Technology and Social Media

    … The internet, and social media in particular, has powerful tool for raising awareness for social causes and charity events. Non-government organizations (NGOs) have also adapted to the digital age and use technology to communicate with supporters and donors. However, according to a report from nonprofits Tech For Good and Public Interest…

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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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