Reston, Va. .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR), the Reston, Va.-based nonprofit that manages the world’s third largest generic top-level Internet domain, on Monday named telecom veteran Nancy Gofus as its chief operating officer.

Gofus currently serves as chair of the national board for Volunteers of America, and previously served as senior vice president of global product management at Verizon Communications in 2009 and chief marketing officer at Verizon Business.

The .org domain is the Internet’s third largest “generic” or non-country specific top-level domain, with more than 9 million domain names registered worldwide.

“Nancy brings to PIR that unique blend of non-profit, marketing and communications experience which directly speaks to PIR’s core mission to both serve in the public interest and provide a safe, more secure Internet,” said Brian Cute, the CEO of PIR.

This article was also published in Potomac Tech Wire.

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