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Public Interest Registry Opens Call for Nominations for Its Advisory Council


Registry for .ORG Domain Names Seeks Submissions From Internet Leaders

December 22, 2008; 07:20 AM

RESTON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/19/08 -- .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, the premierdomain where people turn to find credible information, get involved, fundcauses and support advocacy, announces it is seeking Internet leaders tofill four (4) open seats on the .ORG Advisory Council.

Composed of leaders from a broad spectrum of the noncommercialorganizations around the world, the .ORG Advisory Council provides avaluable resource for PIR management and its Board of Directors. TheCouncil was created to advise on issues ranging from public policy to theintroduction of new services. 

4 of the 15 Advisory Council seats are to be filled by April 2009, each fora three year term. Public Interest Registry is seeking individuals withsignificant Internet leadership experience within the noncommercial,nongovernmental organization (NGO), and domain name arenas who representthe broad and geographically diverse spectrum of the global Internetcommunity. The Advisory Council is divided into working groups whocontribute in four areas: Internationalized Domain Names (IDN), Policy,Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC), and Outreach & Awareness. 

"Each term, we look forward to nominations from industry leaders who wouldtake a stake in our direction and growth over the next three years," saysAlexa Raad, CEO of Public Interest Registry. "With their expertise theseindividuals and the Advisory Council are invaluable to our organization." 

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit nominations, includingself-nominations. A nomination statement of approximately 400 words shouldinclude details of the nominee's experience with the Internet, commitmentto promoting the noncommercial use of the Internet, understanding of thetechnical or policy issues facing the .ORG registry, and perspectiveregarding the needs of the .ORG community. Within the statement, thenominee must also detail which of the four working groups the individualdesires to participate in and contribute to. A current biography and CV arealso requested. 

New council members will be announced by April 2009. Nominations must besubmit by Friday, March 6, 2009, 17:00 UTC. Please submit nominations [email protected] 

For additional information on .ORG and the Advisory Council, go tohttp://www.pir.org. 

About .ORG, The Public Interest Registry 

Trusted across all ages, backgrounds and nationalities, .ORG is wherepeople turn to find credible information, get involved, fund causes andsupport advocacy. .ORG, The Public Interest Registry empowers the globalnoncommercial community to use the Internet more effectively and,concurrently, takes a leadership position among Internet stakeholders onpolicy and related issues. The .ORG domain is the Internet's third largest"generic" or non-country specific top-level domain with more than 7 milliondomain names registered worldwide. .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, wasfounded by the Internet Society in 2002. It is based in Reston, Virginia,USA. 

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For More Information:Kate RussellRMR & Associates (for Public Interest Registry)Phone: +1 (301) 230.0045 x19Email: Email Contact 


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