Are you a .NGO, .ONG, or a .ORG?

May of 2015, the Public Interest Registry, launched two new domains – .NGO and .ONG. These two domains can only be used by nonprofits, charities, NGOs, and ONGs (non-governmental organizations in romance languages). Today, both nonprofits and for-profits that are socially conscience can use the .ORG domain.

ngoTo use one of the .NGO or .ONG domains, a nonprofit must complete a validation process with OnGood. As the Nonprofit Tech for Good article pointed out, having a vetted domain will assure online users (and especially donors) that your organization is a legal, valid, and a trusted charity.

Nonprofit Quarterly online article published on May 6, 2015 indicated that over 1,400 .NGO and .ONG domain names have been registered.  With purchasing a domain name your organization will become a member and have access to OnGood.

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