PIR was founded in 2002 to manage and operate the .ORG gTLD. Since then we have expanded into new domains that are consistent with our mission: To empower, through the Internet, those who dedicate themselves to improving our world.
The .ORG Family of Domains
To further our commitment to serving the public interest online, PIR has expanded the .ORG family of domains to include .ORG, .NGO, .ONG, .ORG IDNs, .GIVING, .CHARITY, .FOUNDATION, and .GIVES.
Millions of organizations rely on the .ORG domain as a trusted place where they can align with causes they care about, gain inspiration, and feel empowered to drive change in their communities. The newest additions to the .ORG family of domains will further empower mission-driven organizations to engage with their communities and advance positive change in the world.
The .ORG Domain
As one of the iconic and original domains of the Internet, .ORG has been shaped by the global community as the open space to express opinions, spread knowledge, and advocate causes. Whether you have a brilliant idea to share, a passion to express, a new mission to spread worldwide, or a burning desire to unite and motivate a group of people – the .ORG domain has always been the domain extension to communicate trust, credibility, and community interest.
The .CHARITY Domain
.CHARITY is the domain for non-profit organizations from around the world that want to build an online presence. .CHARITY is specifically a good fit for non-profits with a foothold in geographic regions such as the United Kingdom—where “charity” is the most commonly used term for “non-profit”.
The .FOUNDATION Domain
.FOUNDATION allows philanthropic entities to clearly and immediately signal to audiences that the website belongs to an organization with a commitment to philanthropy, including non-profit philanthropic foundations and for-profit corporations with a philanthropic arm. .FOUNDATION further empowers mission-driven organizations to engage with their communities and advance positive change.
The .GIVES Domain
.GIVES is the domain for mission-driven organizations that are making a positive impact in their community as well as corporations and social enterprises who want an online home that highlights their corporate, social responsibility work (CSR) and how they are giving back.
The .NGO and .ONG Domains
These two new exciting domains, .ngo & .ong, are exclusively for validated Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) with .ong being the Romance language version of .ngo. They provide immediate online recognition as well as access to OnGood, a community-based platform for broader public engagement, funding and partnerships. With your registration for .ngo and .ong, you will also have the opportunity to create a profile in OnGood’s exclusive NGO directory to promote your organization and connect with donors.
You’re global, and so are we. To help advance the missions of organizations around the world, we also provide Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs). These domains enhance the current IDN versions of .ORG by allowing the script – both before and after the “dot” – to be registered and used in-language.
We believe that these new online destinations open the Internet to billions of people in their own languages. We welcome the opportunity to connect with those who are willing to share their fresh ideas and perspectives in this expanding new arena.
Equivalents to .ORG are available in the following languages: