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Donuts Co-Founder Jonathon Nevett Named President and CEO of .ORG Operator Public Interest Registry

Public Interest Registry (PIR), the nonprofit operator of the .org domain, today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously selected Jonathon Nevett as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective December 17, 2018. The PIR announcement said  Nevett, who has a wealth of experience and expertise in the domain name industry, "will guide the growth of the .org domain while advancing the organization’s advocacy efforts in support of collaboration, safety and security on the internet."

Nevett co-founded the world's largest operator of new gTLD registries, Donuts Inc., in 2010 and helped to raise in excess of $150 million to form an administrator of more than 240 top-level domains. He served as Donuts' Executive Vice President for corporate affairs and on its Board of Directors. Nevett is also a founding board member of the Domain Name Association, a widely supported industry trade association. Previously, Nevett served as senior vice president at Network Solutions, where he was responsible for policy, government affairs, registry relations, and the corporate ethics office.  He also served as chair of the board of NameJet and Central Registry Solutions

Jonathan Nevett
New President & CEO
Public Interest Registry (PIR)

Lise Fuhr, chair of the Public Interest Registry Board of Directors, said “Jon’s combination of industry expertise, commercial experience, ethical values and commitment to our nonprofit mission means we will continue our leadership as an exemplary registry. I would also like to thank fellow board member Jay Daley for acting as our interim CEO and laying the foundation for an enhanced and refocused strategy that ensures the resilience of .org and its continuing place as the go-to domain for mission-driven organizations and individuals.”

"Nevett will bring his proven track-record of leadership to Public Interest Registry and reaffirm its continued ambition to be an exemplary registry. He will spearhead the organization’s strategy to expand the reach of the .org domain, strengthen security and resiliency, and advance outreach and education to the millions of forward-looking organizations and individuals that rely on Public Interest Registry’s domains.

Nevett said, “Over the course of my career in the domain industry, I have admired Public Interest Registry and its dynamic team. I’m incredibly humbled to be part of it. PIR has a long history of ensuring all who are committed to the public interest have a voice online. I look forward to working with the growing PIR team and wider domain industry to continue advancing that mission.” 

(Posted December 5, 2018)

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