Happy Birthday .Org Turns 30 Today: Happy30th.org Launches to Celebrate

Today marks 30 years since the first .org domain name, mitre.org, was registered. .Org now has over 10.5 million domain names registered making .org  the world’s third-most reg generic top-level domain. Public Interest Registry, The nonprofit operator of .Org,  launched happy30th.org, where users can explore notable .org websites through an interactive timeline and discover how these … [Read more...]

.Org Wholesale Price To Top $9 At The End of July

I just received a notice from enom.com informing me that the wholesale cost of that the Public Interest Registry (PIR), the Registry Operator for the .ORG domain, will be increasing its annual registration price by $0.80 USD. As a result of this, eNom will raise pricing for the .ORG domain name extension by $0.80 USD on July 31st. The last price increase by the .Org registry was in 2013 to … [Read more...]

.NGO/.ONG Launches Today For Non-Profits: New gTLD’s Done Right: Here is What You Need To Know

The Public Interest Registry (PIR) which operates the .Org domain name extension, is launching .NGO and .ONG today into general availability for Non-profit, non governmental organizations. The new gTLD domain name extension go live at 8pm EST tonight to be registered on a first come, first served basis. I had a chance to chat with Dave Stewart VP, Sales and Marketing of PIR about these two … [Read more...]

Carly Didn’t Fail To Secure CarlyFiorina.org; She let it drop

There has been a fair amount of press that the new GOP candidate and former CEO of HP,  Carly Fiorina "failed to secure" her matching name with the .org domain name CarlyFiorina.org but here are the facts! Carly DID own the domain name CarlyFiorina.org Carly Fiorina Enterprises (which she is CEO and Chair of) according to Wikipedia owned the domain name since at least March 3, 2008 according … [Read more...]

.Org Opens Nominations For 7 To Serve On The .Org Advisory Council

Public Interest Registry, the nonprofit operator of the .org domain, today opened the call for nominations to identify seven new members to serve on the .org Advisory Council. Today through June 5, 2015, individuals may submit nominations – including self-nominations – detailing the applicant's experience in leading a noncommercial organization, commitment to promoting the noncommercial use of … [Read more...]

.Org Domains Rose 1.3% in 2014

Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain, today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report “The Dashboard,” detailing the worldwide growth of .org in 2014. The report reveals that the number of .org domain names registered in 2014 rose 1.3 percent, bringing the total domains under management (DUM) to more than 10,500,000 worldwide. Other findings … [Read more...]

Jazz At Lincoln Center Acquires & Re-brands To Jazz.org & Some Fans Are Not Happy

Thejazzline.com, reports that the organization that operates Jazz at Lincoln Center, recently aand re-branded the organization to Jazz.org from it former address, jalc.org which is owned and operated under since it started in the early 2000's Although the story does not say how much the organization paid for the domain, it says that the domain was recently  appraised for $40,000 (Estibot.com … [Read more...]