Since its inception in 2003, Public Interest Registry has built a reputation as an exemplary organization focused on educating and enabling the global noncommercial community to use the internet more effectively. A qualified and strategic back-end service provider is critical to Public Interest Registry’s mission.
Afilias was selected as the best value solution based on the objective criteria and requirements set forth in Public Interest Registry’s procurement process. It is anticipated that Afilias will commence operations under the new contractual agreement on January 1, 2018.
About Public Interest Registry
Public Interest Registry is a nonprofit organization that operates the .org top-level domain — the world’s third largest “generic” top-level domain with more than 10.7 million domain names registered worldwide – and the newly launched .ngo and .ong domains and OnGood community website. Public Interest Registry also operates four Internationalized Domain Names (.ОРГ (xn--c1avg), .机构 (xn--nqv7f), .संगठन (xn--i1b6b1a6a2e), .组织机构 (xn--nqv7fs00ema)) to support and encourage local language use of the Internet. 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.
SOURCE Public Interest Registry