|Registry:||Public Interest Registry|
|Date Implemented:||18 July 2014|
|Priority #:||958 - PIR|
|Parked Domain %:||28.5 %|
|Delegation:||18 July 2014|
|General Availability:||06 May 2015|
.ngo is a TLD delegated in ICANN's new gTLD program. PIR manages the TLD and is its Registry. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 18 July, 2014. They are also applying for the related .ong.
The application is a Community Priority Application. "All registrants must demonstrate affiliation through NGO membership organizations or through evidence of NGO status. PIR will work with membership organization, the NGO Community Advisory Council, and other members of the NGO Community to validate their eligibility."
In February 2013, PIR became the first major registry to begin offering pre-registration, also known as "expressions of interest" for its .ngo and .ong applications. The registry was forward with the fact that they would likely not be available until 2014, but the service acts as an alert function, updating potential applicants when their desired domain names will become available.
- Delegated String, ICANN.org Retrieved 03 Apr 2015
- Application 1-910-97160
- PIR opens Call for Expressions of Interest NGO ONG, CircleID.com Retrieved 20 Feb 2013