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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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ORG vs The Pirate Bay : Copyright Alliance calls the PIR Registry “hypocritical”

The Pirate Bay, a long term host of torrent links to content that, for the most part, violates many a copyright, has returned to its domain roots. After a journey that took the pirate organization’s domain through a series of ccTLD domains, including dot .SE, it’s back to .ORG. ThePirateBay.org is the current, active home […]

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Will dot .ORG be abandoned in favor of .ONG and .NGO ?

The Public Interest Registry (PIR) has been touting its firstborn TLD, dot .ORG non-stop, and that is great. As one of the three original TLDs, dot .ORG has been adopted by businesses and individuals world-wide, and it has done so despite its initial “proper” use for organizations only. Due to its large adoption base, we […]

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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 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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ICANN to reclaim all cussword domains – Party like it’s 1994

Pittsburgh, PA – The Unassociated Press It could not happen at a worse time; ICANN announced today that it’s amending its Letter of Authorization (LOA) to all Registries, including Verisign and PIR. The amendment revokes article BC1922/C/1995 that allows for the registration of domains which fall in the “cussword” category. In particular, article 7B of […]

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