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.ngo | .ong Gain immediate trust and credibility with a name. Apply for your .ngo domain name and identify your non-governmental organization (NGO) as a validated group in the digital space. Get your exclusive spot on the web, just for NGOs (and you'll automatically register romance-language sister brand .ong when .ngo application is approved). Be trusted. Be global. Be visible.

Eligibility Requirements

All organizations registering for .ngo|.ong domain names need to certify that they meet the NGO (non-governmental organization) Eligibility Requirements below.

  • 1. Acting in the public interest: Whether in support of education or health, the environment or human rights, members of the .ngo|.ong community work for the good of humankind and/or the preservation of the planet and do not promote discrimination or bigotry.
  • 2. Nonprofit making/Nonprofit focused entities: While many NGOs and ONGs engage in commercial activities or generate revenue in support of their missions, members of the .ngo|.ong community do not recognize profits or retain earnings.
  • 3. Limited government influence: Recognizing that many NGOs and ONGs have important interactions with government, not least for reasons of funding (which may include receipt of some government funding in support of programs), members of the .ngo|.ong community decide their own policies, direct their own activities, and are independent of direct government or political control.
  • 4. Independent actors: Members of the .ngo|.ong community should not be political parties nor should be a part of any government. Participation in the work of a NGO or ONG is voluntary.
  • 5. Active organizations: Members of the .ngo|.ong community are actively pursuing their missions on a regular basis.
  • 6. Structured: Members of the .ngo|.ong community, whether large or small, operate in a structured manner (e.g., under bylaws, codes of conduct, organizational standards, or other government structures.)
  • 7. Lawful: Members of the .ngo|.ong community act with integrity within the bounds of law.
  • Please note: To activate the new domains, NGO organizations will also need to complete a post registration validation process.