Hard bidding for Soft dot .org #domain at #DropCatch auction

The auction for the dropped domain Soft.org led to a particularly hard bidding battle at DropCatch.com, involving several bidders. As many as 34 bidders acknowledged the dropped domain’s quality, that was originally registered in 2000 but was let expire by its Korean registrant. In the end, the winning bid of $6,051 dollars was made by […]

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Zombie .ORG #domains were allowed by PIR to be registered!

Can’t make this up: Zombie .ORG domains were recently allowed to be registered, after a glitch at the PIR registry created duplicate registrations. Several domain registrars were affected by the zombie domain glitch, one of which was Dynadot. According to their part of the story, PIR allowed the registration of domains that were about to […]

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Number 8 : Single digit .ORG in the hands of a domain investor

PIR, the .ORG domain registry, launched Project 94 a few years ago; the allocation of one or two letter/number .ORG domains to benefit communities. When .ORG first emerged in 1985, certain policies and recommendations required that a registry “set aside” a select number of domain names for future registration. Among this group of reserved names […]

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PIR Registry raises .ORG domain prices once again

Taking advantage of its contract with ICANN, the .ORG Registry, PIR, is rising prices once again. On August 1st, wholesale prices will be increased by 10% and the cost will be passed onto the consumers, naturally, by their respective Registrars. PIR is not the only domain Registry to raise prices per their ICANN agreement; Verisign, […]

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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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PIR: Domainers split over proper pronunciation of ‘ORG’

PIR, the .org domain Registry, has revealed that in a recent poll among domainers, a serious operating issue became evident. While there is no doubt that the overall success of .org domains over the years is paramount, particularly since .org domain registrations exceed 10 million, few domainers actually know how ‘ORG’ is pronounced. “A lot […]

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PIR confirms 10 millionth .ORG domain has been registered

Public Interest Registry – the managers of dot .ORG domain names – has confirmed the post we made a few days ago, announcing the 10 millionth registration of .ORG domains! Domain number 10,000,000 was JADForum.org – registered at GoDaddy on June 24, 2012. In a press release, PIR states: Public Interest Registry Hits 10 Million […]

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Dot .ORG domain registrations cross the 10 Million milestone!

The PIR Registry, managers of .ORG domains, should be jubilant. According to Hosterstats, there were 9,999,090 registered .ORG domains on July 1st, 2012. With a month-to-month growth of over 30,000 .ORG domains, the 10 millionth .ORG domain has already been registered! Originally used by organizations and non-profit corporations, .ORG domains are nowadays used by companies […]

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Domainers rush for last minute .ORG savings

Thousands of domainers are rushing for a last minute shopping spree, as the price of .ORG domains goes up on July 1st. There were reported instances of crashed servers due to large traffic, at GoDaddy, Name.com, eNom and Fabulous.com. “It’s incredible what a small pending price increase can do to consumer initiative,” said Linda Orgullo […]

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PIR is down for maintenance

PIR – the .ORG Registry – is currently down, but not for long: Currently .ORG registry is performing a scheduled maintenance. The maintenance window is Feb 11, 10 am – 2 pm EST (Feb 11, 3 pm – 7 pm UTC). During this time, registrations, renewals, transfers and WHOIS lookups will not be available. DNS […]

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