Rick Wilhelm assumed the role of chief technology officer for the Reston-based nonprofit Public Interest Registry on Monday. Founded in 2002 by the Internet Society, a Reston-based nonprofit internet advocacy organization, PIR operates the .org top-level internet domain, which is responsible for more than 10.5 million domain names registered worldwide. “PIR believes that more and
A Reston-based nonprofit, the Public Interest Registry manages the .org domain.
The governing body of Internet domain addresses voted Thursday to block the $1.135 billion sale of the Public Interest Registry, a Reston-based nonprofit created by the Internet Society in 2002 to manage the .org top-level domain, to private equity firm Ethos Capital. The Public Interest Registry has operated the .org domain — which is used