PIR, which runs the .org domain name registry, is currently seeking applicants for positions on their board of directors. There are three positions available, one which starts immediately and two whose terms runs from the middle of 2018. Board positions have a 3 year term. If you're interested the nominations are open until February 1st, with the chosen board members … [Read more...] about PIR Board Seats up for Grabs
PIR, the .org domain name registry, have announced a price increase in .org effective July 1st 2013. The new price will push .org to USD$8.25, which is higher than .com! That's a price increase of $0.55. Not exactly the New Year message a lot of people would have liked to receive.. As has been reported elsewhere, however, Verisign's new contract with ICANN does not … [Read more...] about PIR’s New Year Message – .Org Price Increase Coming July
Alexa Raad has announced that she will be leaving PIR at the end of next month to "seek new challenges". In a press release issued yesterday the registry operator highlighted some of the achievements under Ms Raad's leadership, such as the growth of the registration base and the deployment of DNSSEC. Maarten Botterman will be interim CEO while the registry seeks a replacement … [Read more...] about Org Registry (PIR) CEO Resigns
PIR, the registry operator for .org, has relaunched their website. The new site is currently "beta", though that seems like an odd way to label a public-facing site that has been live for years .. The area that interests me, of course, is the registrar list .. And I'm not overly impressed with the way it displays.. … [Read more...] about .org Revamp Website
PIR, which is behind the .org (dotOrg) registry, has issued a call for statements of interest from people interested in joining their board.According to the announcement on the ISOC site PIR is looking for two directors for the period covering July 2010 to July 2013.Full details of what they're looking for and the application process may be found hereWhile the announcement does … [Read more...] about PIR (dotOrg) Call For Directors
PIR, the organisation behind .org (dotOrg), has released its first biannual domain report - The Dashboard. The report, which runs to 10 pages, goes into detail on the type of websites that opt for .org as their domain extension. Not surprisingly a lot of non-profit or non-commercial sites are using .org.What's also interesting to see, and will come as positive news to industry … [Read more...] about PIR Releases Domain Report
The new TLD process is occupying a lot of people in the domain name industry at present.While some people are obviously very much against the entire concept of new TLDs, there are plenty of people and organisations who support the project.But what happens when you have more than one organisation vying for the same namespace?While the ICANN new TLD application process itself has … [Read more...] about Doteco Bids Heat Up – Catfight Anyone?
John McCormac has been collecting and processing statistics on domain registrations and hosting for as long as I can remember. He is probably best known for Hackwatch and WhoisIreland, which produces monthly reports for the Irish hosting and domain industry.John's latest project has been in development for several months and offers an alternative to some of the existing domain … [Read more...] about New Hosting and Domain Statistics Site Launched
The announcements by Verisign, PIR and Afilias of price increases in com,net,org and .info shouldn't really come as a surprise to anyone.However if the year on year price increases do leave an interesting question - is there an upper ceiling?Will the next price increase have a negative impact on some of the low cost registrars? (The last one didn't seem to have much … [Read more...] about Domain Pricing – Is There A Ceiling?
The management team behind PIR (dotOrg) have a blog. Although there are only a couple of articles on there at present hopefully they'll be adding more content over the coming weeks and months. … [Read more...] about PIR Blog Now Live