-- Candidates Interested in Advising Nonprofit Domain Registrar on Issues within the Global NGO Community Must Apply by Friday, July 31
RESTON, Virginia, July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today through July 31, 2015, Public Interest Registry – the not-for-profit manager of .org, .ngo, .ong and four IDNs – is accepting nominations for the Board of Directors of nonprofit domain registrar Enset. In serving a two-year term starting in mid-2015, the appointed director will help further position Enset as an exemplary retailer of online services and provide leadership within the larger ICANN and nonprofit communities.
Now through July 31, 2015, interested individuals from around the globe can nominate themselves or other candidates to fill one open Board position. Qualified applicants must demonstrate significant leadership experience within the global nonprofit and nongovernmental organisation (NGO) arena, its related marketing programs, and its reseller channels as well as show an acute understanding of the issues and policies that affect the community. In addition, those that share an affinity with the values of Public Interest Registry and the Internet Society (ISOC) are strongly considered.
"As the only nonprofit domain registrar, Enset's mission is to support other NGOs and nonprofits around the world by acting as a trusted provider of online services," said Brian Cute, CEO of Public Interest Registry. "The Enset Board and its strategic vision have been instrumental to ensuring that organisations of all sizes and reach have a clear online pathway to raise awareness, funds and support for their missions and causes."
Formed in late 2014 by Public Interest Registry, Enset's primary purpose is to help NGOs and nonprofits enhance or develop their digital presence. In addition to providing .org – the third largest top-level domain, the registrar also enables organisations to register their .ngo and .ong domains as part of OnGood, a suite of services exclusively for NGOs to improve visibility, connect with supporters and raise funds.
Currently, Enset Board members represent a diverse spectrum of nonprofit community. The selected candidate – as chosen by the Public Interest Registry Board of Directors – should ideally have experience with the global NGO community, knowledge of NGOs in the global south as a key market area, and familiarity with U.S. nonprofit governance and financial considerations. Board members will make a commitment to attend all meetings and other functions, and members who are eligible to accept compensation may receive up to $12,000 per year for their services.
Candidates should submit their expression of interest, three references, and detailed biographical information here. For more details about the role, please visit: http://pir.org/call-for-nominations-for-the-board-of-directors-enset/
About Public Interest Registry
Public Interest Registry is a nonprofit organisation that operates the .org, .ngo and .ong top-level domains — the world's third largest "generic" top-level domain with more than 10.5 million domain names registered worldwide – and the newly launched .ngo and .ong domains and OnGood community website. As an advocate for collaboration, safety and security on the Internet, Public Interest Registry's mission is to empower 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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SOURCE Public Interest Registry