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Applicant Full Legal Name

Public Interest Registry

Legal Establishment

A Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation

Parent Company

Not applicable. PIR is the sole applicant. The Internet Society is the sole incorporator and sole member of the Public Interest Registry (PIR).

Applicant Address

1775 Wiehle Avenue
Suite 200
Reston Virginia 20190

State Jurisdiction

A Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation, tax exempt pursuant to the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States of America, section 501(c)(3).

Applicant Website

Applied for gTLD


Mission/Purpose of Domain Extension

This application accompanies PIR's application for .NGO, with .ONG serving as a linguistic expression of "Non-Governmental Organization". Linguistic expressions include French: "Organisation Non Gouvernementale", Spanish: "Organización No Gubernamental", and Portuguese: "Organizacao Nao... Read more


NGO will benefit registrants, Internet users, and others as described below in response sections 18b(i-v). 18b(i) The goal of .ONG is to provide an exclusive domain to be used only by NGOs. Since NGOs rely on the contributions of foundations, individuals and public institutions to advance their... Read more

Operational Rules and Cost Benefits

PIR's long-standing track record speaks to its core mission to serve the public interest, and thereby minimizing social costs,(e.g. as has been done through PIR's implementation of anti-abuse policies, the rollout of DNSSEC, active participation in public interest events, and more.) PIR will launch... Read more

Is this a Community-based TLD?


Community Description Details

Community Name and Full Description Through this .ONG application, PIR is committed to serving the "NGO Community". This application accompanies PIR's application for .NGO, with .ONG serving as a linguistic expression of "Non-Governmental Organization". Linguistic expressions include French:... Read more

Applicant Community Relationship

PIR is a NGO, and thereby part of the NGO Community. PIR as an NGO has extensive gTLD management experience via the .ORG gTLD. PIR a supporting organization to the Internet Society (ISOC) and is committed to supporting the Internet Society's (ISOC) mission stated below. History of PIR's... Read more

Community-based Purpose

The community-based purpose of the .ONG gTLD is to provide the NGO community with a unique and exclusive TLD on the Internet. An exclusive NGO TLD and differentiated online identity services will also increase end-user confidence when they interact with a NGO and provide a platform for enhanced... Read more

Domain Extension Community Relationship

The relationship between the applied-for string (.ONG) and the NGO Community is described through the nexus and uniqueness of the string relative to the NGO Community. The .ONG gTLD linguistically describes Non-Governmental Organization and the NGO Community without any overreach beyond the... Read more

Intended Community-based Registration Policies

PIR's goal is to provide the NGO Community an exclusive and immediately recognized home on the Internet. To achieve this goal and ensure that .ONG domain names are allocated in a manner that serves the NGO Community, PIR has developed a set of .ONG registration restriction policies and... Read more

Is this a Geographic-based TLD?


Protection of Geographic Names

The Public Interest Registry (PIR) will protect names with national or geographic significance by reserving the country and territory names at the second level and at all other levels within the .ONG gTLD, as per the requirements in the new gTLD Registry Agreement (Specification 5, paragraph 5).... Read more