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Industry Safety Group Announces Formation to Improve Internet Security

October 17, 2008

The Registry Internet Safety Group (“RISG”) is a global group of responsible Internet related companies whose mission is to work collaboratively to combat Internet identity theft; even though RISG is uniquely Registry focused, it includes both gTLD (global Top Level Domain) and ccTLD (country code Top Level Domain) members. RISG is intended to complement and not duplicate existing Internet security efforts. Other RISG members include domain registrars, security vendors and law enforcement agencies. RISG members and invited experts work together towards improving Internet security, develop domain name industry best practices and share data to improve overall Internet user security.

“.ORG, the Public Interest Registry, initiated RISG to encourage industry collaboration and proactively fight Internet identity theft,” says Alexa Raad, CEO of .ORG, The Public Interest Registry and elected Board Chair of RISG.

Charter members include .ORG, The Public Interest Registry; SIDN; Afilias Limited; Nominet; NeuStar, Inc.; CNNIC; Cyveillance, Inc.; Symantec Corporation; Shinkuro; GoDaddy.com, Inc.; MarkMonitor; Network Solutions; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Members meet regularly to advance RISG goals and share best practices.

“With the vast and varied makeup of the group, we will be able to evaluate security efforts and best practices from many different aspects,” says Roelof Meijer, CEO of SIDN and Vice-Chair of RISG. “I look forward to the benefit our mutual efforts can offer to the industry.”

RISG membership is open to all companies that agree to the RISG goals of security and corporate responsibility, and are able to contribute positively to the effort. Any company interested in RISG membership should contact any RISG member organization.

 For More Information: Kate Russell RMR & Associates (for Public Interest Registry) Phone:  +1 (303) 230.0045 x19 Email:  Email Contact

SOURCE: Public Interest Registry




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