Change the World One .ORG Domain At a Time.
Given the right tools any organization can change the world. Your .ORG domain name is the lever you can use to start that change
The .ORG extension is recognized across the Internet as a symbol of trusted, reliable and impartial information and is used by companies and individuals alike to promote causes from the social to the political.
Businesses use .ORG
As a business you have commercial goals related to profitability, employee and customer satisfaction, and the trade of goods and services. Your .COM domain is meant for this type of presence on the web. However, most businesses have goals beyond their commercial endeavors. How do you communicate those goals and values to people looking for your company? Through a .ORG domain, of course! A .ORG domain is the perfect location on the web to share your businesses community service activities, charitable giving, and social values.
Individuals use .ORG
If you're an individual looking to make a difference in your community and want to spread the word, look to a .ORG domain to help you communicate your message. People looking for information on a specific topic will be drawn to your .ORG extension.
Associations, clubs & teams use .ORG
These types of groups use the .ORG extension to represent their "not for profit" status. Using a .ORG domain name help to instantly clarify these groups goals. If your organization is a noncommercial entity, people expect to find you in the .ORG community - nonprofits, foundations, philanthropic and cultural institutions, religious, civic, arts, social and fraternal organizations, health and legal services, clubs and community volunteer groups.
History of .ORG
The .ORG (organization) domain is a generic top-level domain and was one of the original top level domains that was introduced in January 1985. In the typical style of most gTLDs, .ORG is sometimes pronounced in word form as 'dot-org' or 'dot-oh-are-gee (O R G)'. Anyone can register a .ORG domain; there are no requirements for registration. The .ORG TLD is mostly associated with non-profit organizations. In addition to its wide use in the charitable field, it is often used by the open-source movement, as opposed to the .com domains used mostly by companies. Many political parties also use the .ORG extension.
The .ORG TLD has been operated since January 1, 2003 by Public Interest Registry (PIR), who took over from VeriSign Global Registry Services, a division VeriSign.
Although organizations anywhere in the world can register .ORG domains, many countries have a second-level domain with a similar purpose under their own country code TLD. Such second-level domain names are usually of the form .ORG.xx or .or.xx, where xx is the ccTLD.
DotOrg is the fifth most popular TLD with 7,246,015 registrations as of December 1, 2008.
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Examples of .ORG in use in your community
.ORG, where people come together
Don't hide your good! Good belongs on .ORG and good on .ORG is easy to find.
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.ORG, a strong and trusted brand on the internet
A strong and trusted brand, many nonprofit organizations use .ORG to raise funds, generate advocacy support and advance their mission
Sports & teams
.ORG, where people come together to share a common goal
.ORG. for technology companies who help people collaborate on the web