The new .NGO and .ONG domains are unique in that they can only be registered and used by nonprofit organizations, charities, NGOs (non-governmental organizations), and ONGs (“non-governmental organizations” in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian). In an online world where donors are increasingly wary of “briefcase NGOs” – groups created solely for the purpose of fraudulently soliciting donations – simply using the new domains for your website and email instantly communicates to donors and supporters that your organization is legal and that your online fundraising campaigns can be trusted.
IMPORTANT: Once your organization has purchased your new .NGO and .ONG domain(s), you must then go through a brief validation process at OnGood.ngo to verify your organization’s legal status and once verified, you can then begin to use your new .NGO and .ONG domains. It’s also important to note that the new domains are sold as a bundle, thus when you buy a .NGO domain the equivalent .ONG domain is given free of charge. Finally, if you do not plan to immediately put into use your new .NGO and .ONG domains but want to begin increasing the SEO value of your new domains, you can set up URL forwarding to your current website.