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Search Is On For New .ORG CEO

Published August 26, 2010

After three and a half years of service, the current President and Chief Executive Officer of PIR , the organisation overseeing the .org domain name space, is calling it a day.

Alexa Raad will resign from her positions with the company effective on September 24th, 2010. During Ms. Raad's leadership, PIR's .ORG base grew by 42%, from 5.5 million to over 8.5 million .org domain name registrations. Ms. Raad also pioneered efforts in internet security and led industry collaboration efforts such as the DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) and Registry Infrastructure Security Group.

Ms. Raad said while she remains personally committed to .ORG and its mission, she now wishes to seek out new challenges in the private sector.

PIR's Board has started a search committee for Ms. Raad's successor and in the interim, Maarten Botterman will assume the role of CEO following Ms. Raad's departure. Mr. Botterrman, founder of GNKS Consult,  has an advanced degree in Business Economics and has been on the PIR Board since January 1, 2008. Actively involved in Internet governance development, Mr. Botterrman is an expert in Information Society policy issues with extensive international experience.

The .ORG domain is the Internet's third largest non-country specific top-level domain with more than 7 million domain names registered globally. Contrary to what the name suggests, any individual, company or organisation anywhere in the world can register a .org domain name.

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry, was founded by the Internet Society in 2002 and is based in Reston, Virginia, USA.

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