Public Interest Registry

Public Interest Registry

Acting in the public interest. As our name implies, we exist to serve the public interest online. Our globally diverse team is committed to providing a stable online platform where everyone has a voice.

Based in Reston, Virginia, Public Interest Registry is a not-for profit organisation created by the Internet Society (ISOC), originally to manage .org. Get to know our team, our Board of Directors, and our Advisory Council to find out how we’re helping the Internet get better every day.

At a Glance

Members 1
Partners 0

Organization Type

  • Non-governmental organization (NGO)


Public Interest Registry
1775 Wiehle Avenue, Suite 100
Reston, VA 20190 USA
Phone: +1 (703) 889-5778
Fax: +1 (703) 889-5779

T : (703) 889-5757
E :

Organization Mission

It’s more than a cause—it’s a calling. We always act in the public interest, even when it means going against convention. We always do the right thing, even when it’s unpopular. We do it because we believe that the Internet is a transformational force for change that must never be compromised. We do it by collaborating globally in a multi-stakeholder governance model that ensures bottom-up consensus. We do it because we are an essential building block in the foundation of an Internet for all. We are a small organisation, operating huge domains that the world counts on to be platforms for the public interest.

Area of Focus

For the billions of people we serve, we empower other people’s voices and we love to hear them tell their stories. As long as we are here, the global community will have a platform to define their identities, and will be as it was always meant to be: connected and open.

Our team is spread across the globe. At any given moment, you will undoubtedly find us traveling around the world attending conferences and exhibitions, or meeting with our registrars. Many of us are expert speakers and we’re always happy to share what we know and talk about what we don’t.