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Date/Time: Thu, August 8, 2002 at 11:35 PM GMT
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Subject: Press Release: DotOrg Foundation Offers Validation White Paper, Latest Organizational Support


        The following media alert was distributed to the press on Thursday, August 8, 2002:

For Immediate Release
Judy Piercey

DotOrg Foundation Offers Validation White Paper, List of Latest Organizations Supporting Proposal Concepts for .org Registry

Washington, D.C. - August 8, 2002 - The DotOrg Foundation, one of 11 contenders in the competition to take over the .org domain registry, announced today that a new Validation White Paper is available for download at the organization's website,  The DotOrg Foundation proposes to implement new validation systems - using independent validators - to enhance the level of confidence all Internet users have when visiting a .org nonprofit or noncommercial website. 

The DotOrg Foundation is a nonprofit organization partnering with Registry Advantage, a division of Inc. (NASDAQ: RCOM) and Kintera Inc., an online solutions provider for nonprofits.  The latest organizations offering letters of support for the Foundation's concepts include:

* Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising representing 25,000 members across North America and around the world
* ePhilanthropy Foundation, which seeks to foster the ethical use of the Internet for philanthropic purposes
* Charity Navigator, a leading U.S. validator providing information on more than eleven hundred charities and evaluating the financial health of each
* World Reach (the Charity Giving Station), whose mission is to help companies help the world through corporate philanthropy initiatives

Complete text of the letters can be accessed at, under "What's New."

About 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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