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About .NGO domains

Public Interest Registry (PIR) is the sponsor and Identity Digital is the backend provider for the .NGO extension.

Who can register .NGO domains?

Anyone can register .NGO domain names on a first-come, first-served basis, with the exeption of registrants in China.

PIR has determined that organizations formed under the laws of the People’s Republic of China (or any territory thereof) do not meet the criteria “Limited Government Influence” and “Independent Actors.” Accordingly, prospective registrants from China and its territories should not register .NGO and .ONG as they will not meet PIR’s Eligibility Requirements. In the event PIR discovers that a .NGO or .ONG domain name is registered by an organization organized under the laws of the People’s Republic of China (or any territory thereof), PIR will delete the registration for failing to meet our Eligibility Requirements.

Registration restrictions

When registering a .NGO domain, you must follow specific requirements.

  • Must use: 2-63 characters
  • Can use: Letters (a-z characters), numbers (0-9) and hyphens (except in the 3rd or 4th characters of the domain name)
  • Cannot use: Special characters (e.g., & and #)
  • IDNs: Supported

Features

Refunds

For details on refunds, see our refund policy. Most domains will follow the Standard Refund Terms, but certain domains may have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Review the information under Products with Special Refund Terms > Domain Name Registrations/Renewals and Products Not Eligible for Refunds.

Nameserver requirements

  • Must use: 1-13 nameservers
  • Can use: DNSSEC, IPv4, IPV6

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