Nonprofit organization to oversee dot-orgs
As reprinted in the 10/15/02 San Francisco Chronicle from the NY Times.
The group that oversees the Internet's address system has selected The Internet Society as the future operator of the .org domain. The Internet Society was chosen out of 11 bids to take over responsibility for .org addresses from VeriSign Inc., which agreed to relinquish .org at the end of 2002 as part of an agreement allowing the company to continue managing the lucrative .com domain.
The Internet Society, a nonprofit organization involved in developing technology standards for the Internet, has established a separate nonprofit organization, the Public Interest Registry, to serve as the .org operator beginning Jan. 1, 2003.