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Date/Time: Sun, August 4, 2002 at 2:10 AM GMT
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Subject: Press Release: DotOrg Foundation Garners Support For Validating Noncommercial .Orgs


The following media alert was distributed to the press on Friday, August 1, 2002:

For Immediate Release
Judy Piercey

DotOrg Foundation Garners Support For Validating Noncommercial .Orgs

Washington, D.C. - August 2, 2002 - The roster of support is growing for the validation concepts the DotOrg Foundation has proposed to ICANN in its bid to manage the global database of Internet addresses for noncommercial entities.  The DotOrg Foundation, a nonprofit organization partnering with Registry Advantage, a division of Inc. (NASDAQ: RCOM) and Kintera Inc., an online solutions provider for nonprofits, proposes to provide proactive outreach, validation and sophisticated technology to expand the .org domain.

The latest letters of support for the Foundation's concepts are from key nonprofit sector, Internet industry and general business organizations:

* Independent Sector, a national leadership forum to encourage philanthropy, volunteering, not-for-profit initiative and citizen action

* Canada's third sector thought leader, CanadaHelps, a nonprofit organization designed to facilitate the transfer of technology to Canada's 78,000+ charities

* GuideStar, with a national database of over 850,000 IRS-recognized nonprofit organizations to revolutionize philanthropy and nonprofit practice with information

* Former Science Advisor to U.S. President and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology, Edward E. David, Jr.

* Habitat for Humanity Canada, an independent, charitable, faith-based housing program

* Ubizen, the principal provider of managed security solutions for global businesses

About the DotOrg Foundation:
The DotOrg Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded with the sole purpose of administering the .org top level domain (TLD) registry for The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, known as ICANN.  The value of the DotOrg Foundations specific and directed purpose is that it focuses all of the Foundation's resources on developing the .org TLD into a more reliable, trusted, productive and distinctive space on the Internet.  The DotOrg Foundation is joined in its ICANN proposal by two partners with established reputations in the Internet and nonprofit sectors - Registry Advantage as its registry function provider, and Kintera, to provide technical development and maintenance for planned additional products and services.  For more information, visit the DotOrg Foundation website at



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