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RESTON, Va., — Public Interest Registry is pleased to announce the selected members of the Public Interest Registry Advisory Council, a newly formed group that now combines the membership and duties of the formerly separate .ORG and .NGO Advisory Councils.
The Advisory Council is composed of industry leaders from a broad spectrum of organizations and countries and will work to advise Public Interest Registry on issues ranging from public policy to the introduction of new services. Most importantly, Advisory Council members serve as an intermediary between end users and Public Interest Registry, ensuring that the needs and concerns of registrants are known and addressed.
“We are thrilled by the global interest to join the Public Interest Registry Advisory Council and know the diversity of selected individuals make the new group well equipped to complement our business efforts on behalf of the .ORG, .NGO and .ONG domain communities,” said Jon Nevett, president and CEO of Public Interest Registry. “While registrants of each domain are unique, all who rely on the Internet to help bolster a social good mission share similar values and challenges. As the steward of the .ORG, .NGO and .ONG domains, we look forward to tapping collaborative perspectives of the now unified Advisory Council to support and strengthen all our registrants.”
Public Interest Registry is proud to welcome the following individuals to the Advisory Council:
Oliver Alais, France (2022)
Nadira Alaraj, Palestine (2022)
David Allnutt, Canada (2022)
Jennifer Cordero, United States (2022)
Joan Kerr, Canada (2022)
Stephanie E. Perrin, Canada (2022)
In addition to these new members, the following current members will continue their service and round out the complete Advisory Council at nine members.
Maureen Hilyard, Cook Islands (2019)
Michel Tchonang, Cameroon (2019)
Vineet Kumar, India (2019)
For more information on the Public Interest Registry Advisory Council please visit https://pir.org/about-us/advisory-council/.
About Public Interest Registry
Public Interest Registry is a nonprofit corporation that operates the .ORG top-level domain — the world’s third largest “generic” top-level domain with more than 10 million domain names registered worldwide. As an advocate for collaboration, safety and security on the internet, Public Interest Registry’s mission is to educate and enable the global noncommercial community to use the internet more effectively, and to take a leadership position among internet stakeholders on policy and other issues relating to the domain naming system. Public Interest Registry was founded by the Internet Society (internetsociety.org) in 2002 and is based in Reston, Virginia, USA.
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