PIR Lists Four Reasons Why to Register a .NGO

Public Interest Registry (PIR) the operator of the .org extension is out with a list of reasons to register a .ngo/ong new gtld. In May 2012, Public Interest Registry formally submitted its applications to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for the .ngo and .ong domain extensions as part of the organisation’s global Internet expansion initiative. Along with … [Read more...]

.Org Adds 206K Registrations; Up 2.6% in 2013; 85% Of Registrants Renew For 3 Years Or More

PIR, the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG Top Level domain name extension, today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report, “The Dashboard,” detailing the increased growth of .ORG throughout 2013. The report reveals that 206,542 new .ORG domains were registered from January to December 2013, bringing the total number of .ORG domains under registration (DUM) to more than … [Read more...]

.ORG Launches Website Makeover Contest

Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain, today announced the launch of its . as part of an ongoing effort to empower nonprofit organizations and groups to effectively advance their causes online. Today through November 8, Public Interest Registry is accepting nominations from leaders and representatives of organizations and nonprofits for a chance to win a newly … [Read more...]

Killer Domain Tv.Org Dropping Tomorrow; BSF.com In Auction Already

A couple of Dropping domains worth noting. A truly great domain name is on the drop list for tomorrow, Tv.Org The domain was owned by TSL of Panama which seemed to have acquired the domain in 2009. The original registrant of the domain seems to be the late Igal Lichtman who owned the domain back in 2004 then it went under privacy until 2007 where is showed  NetrinoUK Limited  of London as … [Read more...]

.Org Registrations up 13.6% in 1st Half of 2013 to 10.3 Million

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 international and domestic growth of .ORG from January to July 2013. Specifically, the report revealed that new .ORG registrations increased by 13.6 percent in the first half of 2013. Other findings from "The Dashboard" … [Read more...]

ICANN Approves Renewal Of .Info; .Org and .Biz Registry Contracts Without URS Being Included

According to a resolution passed by the ICANN Board,  ICANN has renewed the registry contracts for the .info, .biz and .org contracts without the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) being included. On the issue of not requiring the URS to be added to the registry contracts ICANN said: ""There was a specific community concern raised, and subsequent letters provided to the Board, regarding the … [Read more...]

Internet.org Acquired By Zuckberberg From Domain Investor After He Owned It For Just One Month

Domain name investor Daniel Thralow may have made one of the great flips of all time on the domain name Internet.org which Facebook Founder Mark Zuckberberg announced last night was the name of  his project to bring the Internet to the 5 billion people who don't have access. The domain was sold by Andrew Rosener of Media Options Inc in July who just acquired it back in April. The domain was … [Read more...]