-- Nonprofit and Internet Leaders Welcome to Participate in Call for Nominations Now through June
RESTON, Virginia, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Public Interest Registry, the nonprofit operator of the .org domain, opened the call for nominations to identify seven new members to serve on the .org Advisory Council. Comprised of individuals who represent a diverse spectrum of noncommercial organisations from around the world, the .org Advisory Council is a valuable resource to Public Interest Registry and provides advice on policies, issues and opportunities facing the global .org community.
Now through June 5, 2015, individuals may submit nominations – including self-nominations – detailing the applicant's experience in leading a noncommercial organization, commitment to promoting the noncommercial use of the Internet and desire to ensure .org remains the domain of choice for any person, corporation or organisation to share their causes, passions and ideas.
"Since its inception in 2008, the .org Advisory Council has been instrumental to the success of the .org domain, which has experienced year over year growth and now boasts more than 10.5 million registrants worldwide," said Brian Cute, CEO of Public Interest Registry. "As the internet continues to expand, we invite leaders in the noncommercial sector to join the .org Advisory Council and help .org continue to be the online home for those who serve the public interest."
Public Interest Registry will select leaders representing small, medium and large organizations across many regions of the world including Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Within this role, the selected members will communicate with .org registrants through surveys and open forums, participate in education opportunities, promote .org within the international community and issue an Annual Report, "The Dashboard," outlining all activities and achievements throughout the year. Members will begin their service in July 2015 and serve through 2018.
To nominate yourself or an individual, please visit http://pir.org/call-for-nominations-to-the-org-advisory-council/. For more information about Public Interest Registry, please visit www.pir.org.
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 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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