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Today : Community call on the ISoc sale of #PIR and dot #ORG

At 3pm Eastern time today, there will be a public community call on the sale of PIR, Registry for .ORG domains, by the Internet Society (ISoc.) Participating in the one hour event is free and can be joined via a web browser here. The event is organized by NTEN and will be presented in English. […]

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Dot .ORGy : #PIR confirms Fadi Chehade link, defends sale of company to Ethos Capital

PIR, managers of the dot .ORG TLD, have launched a new website, called “Key Points about .ORG.” The web site, at KeyPointsAbout.ORG, contains some new information about its acquisition by for-profit company, Ethos Capital. PIR also confirms the link to former ICANN president, Fadi Chehade: Is Fadi Chehade involved in this transaction? Fadi Chehade’s company, […]

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Non-com #domain sightings: #OneBlood .ORG

Very often, we encounter domain names emblazoned on vehicles; we attempt to photograph these “domains in the wild” while we’re stationary. That’s right, we won’t compromise safety in order to produce a photo of these “domain sightings!” Such domain names are grouped in two categories: dot .COM domains, and all the rest. The latest encounter […]

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Masonic Fraternal Police Department : To imply importance, use a dot .ORG domain

Want to claim importance? State you’re part of a police force going back 3,000 years. Three founding members of the Masonic Fraternal Police Department – a fake police task force – were arrested in Los Angeles last week, on suspicion of impersonating a police officer. The official web site, at MasonicFraternalPoliceDepartment.org, makes the following incredulous […]

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PIR Facebook ad: Do people really trust dot .ORG domains?

A new online campaign by PIR – the domain Registry behind the dot .ORG domain extension – appears to be focusing on “trust“. Stating, “With .org domains, organizations instill trust and credibility – sometimes even inspiration“,  the Facebook campaign presents a photo of mountain climbers that are apparently “inspired” to climb the highest peaks. Great […]

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