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Monday, May 14, 2018

Brian Cute resigns from Public Interest Registry

Remember him, Mr. Brian Cute has formally resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Public Interest Registry (PIR), reports ITRealms.

Public Interest Registry, ITRealms gathered, is the foremost nonprofit operator of the .org domain, and has confirmed that Brian Cute has officially resigned from his seven-year post as president and CEO, effective May 7, 2018.

ITRealms also gathered that during his time as president and CEO, Cute helped advance Public Interest Registry’s mission through the headwinds of today’s complex and diversified online marketplace. Public Interest Registry appreciates the leadership Cute has shown the organization and the many contributions he made during his tenure. Public Interest Registry wishes him great success in his future endeavours.

The Board of Directors of Reston, Virginia, USA-based PIR, ITRealms reports would soon commence a recruitment process to fill the CEO position.

In the interim, Jay Daley would be serving as CEO, and knows the registry industry extraordinarily well, having served in various leadership roles within the industry since 2002. Daley is a recent addition to the Public Interest Registry Board and has indicated to the Board that he will continue in that role after the interim period. He will not be pursuing the full-time CEO position.

Chair of Public Interest Registry’s Board of Directors, Roberto Gaetano, Roberto Gaetano, said they remain steadfast in their mission.

“Public Interest Registry has enabled countless noncommercial organizations across the globe to utilize the internet’s enormous potential to make the world a better place. And we’ll continue to do our part and provide them with tools they need to advance their initiatives online,” said Roberto Gaetano, Chair of Public Interest Registry’s Board of Directors,” Gaetano said.


PIR, founded by the Internet Society in 2002, is a nonprofit organization that operates the .org top-level domain; the world’s third-largest ‘generic’ top-level domain with more than 10.4 million domain names registered worldwide – and the .ngo and .ong domains and OnGood community website. Public Interest Registry also operates four Internationalized Domain Names to support and encourage local language use of the internet.

Chuks Egbune/GEE

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