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Your .ORG comes with baggage—the good kind

By: Lauren Lao, Marketing Manager, Public Interest Registry

For many organizations—for-profit or not—choosing a domain extension that aligns with doing “good” in the world is a good decision. Trust is a cornerstone for any organization operating online, and in the business of domains, research shows that .ORG is trusted as THE place online where organizations and people gather to make a difference. There is a common misconception that you have to be a nonprofit to get a .ORG domain. The truth is .ORG is an open domain for anyone with a mission that serves many different types of organizations, as evidenced by the diverse makeup of its users.

Calling all NGOs—your domain name is waiting!

Our friends at the Public Interest Registry (PIR)—who are most commonly known for bringing you the .ORG domain space—have unveiled two more relevant domains for Non-Governmental Organizations. In this post, they explain how .NGO and .ONG can be used and how you can secure these domains for your own website.

Non-Governmental Organizations help to make our world safer, cleaner, and better for everyone. But there has never been an easy way for NGOs to prove their validity in the crowded online world. Until now…

.ORG – Not Just for Non-Profits

As one of the original top level domains, the .ORG extension is one of the more recognizable domains out there. However, it’s a common misconception that it’s limited to non-profits, which is definitely not the case.

.ORG is a versatile extension that can work for you in a number of different situations, whether you’re a business, individual, or group. For businesses it’s a great way to extend your online presence beyond your commercial endeavors. For individuals looking to connect with a community, it can help communicate your values. And for groups, teams, associations, or any other type of organization, a .ORG domain is a natural way to instantly clarify your goals.

So if you’ve been looking to really speak out to your community or your customers, a .ORG might be just what you need. How convenient it is that Name.com currently sells them for just $7.49. 😉

Fun fact: mitre.org was the first site to register a .ORG in 1985, well at least according to wikipedia.ORG.