How do I start a .ngo website?

Once you have registered your .ngo domain name, if you want to utilize it as a website or email address, you will need to associate it with a cloud-based hosting service like Easy Website Builder, a server-based hosting service like Web Hosting, or an email and collaboration service like Google Workspace.

A website can be built either through a browser-based builder, an installed content management system like WordPress or Drupal, or done professionally by a web designer/developer. Additionally, it is recommended securing your website with SSL, and enhancing your website's speed using Secure Web Accelerator.

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What is a .ngo domain?

From a first glance, the .NGO domain tells internet users who you are and what you do. .NGO is the dedicated namespace for non-governmental organizations. The .NGO domain is being enthusiastically adopted by not-for-profit organizations looking to spread their mission online. The .ONG domain is recognized where French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian is prevalent and is the counterpart of .NGO domain. They are sold as a package during registration and together, they create a domain solution that helps expand your global reach and target different cultures simultaneously. .NGO domains are versatile and attention-grabbing, giving your brand an instant affiliation with non-profit organizations. The .NGO domain is versatile and attention-grabbing, adding a serious boost to your personal and professional brand.

.NGO domain is a restricted domain, meaning only genuine NGOs can register one. All brands who register .NGO domains are verified, which tells the world and local communities that you are a reliable resource for your cause. A .NGO domain name is short, professional and memorable, helping you improve your search engine rank with keywords directly in the URL. It's no doubt that someone researching a cause is more likely to click on a link that has the trustworthy .NGO keyword and seal in the domain name. This helps improve your visibility so you can reach a larger audience and make a greater difference in the world.

The future of the internet is new and precise domain names that give customers a vision of your brand before they even visit your website. Not-for-profit organizations are renowned worldwide and recognized across many continents and languages, for the good they do and the lives and movements they positively impact. Establish yourself as an certified NGO, enhance your online marketing, and differentiate your brand from the competition with .NGO domain, namespace dedicated to non-profits.

How do I buy a .ngo domain?

To purchase your .ngo domain name, you must first search for the availability of the unique phrase (without spaces or with hyphens). If the domain name is available, you may then add it to the cart to register for up to 10 year(s). If the domain is not available, then either modify your phrase, or inquire about purchasing the name outright through 101domain's Domain Concierge Service.

Public Interest Registry (PIR), the registry authorized to operate the .ngo domain, has accredited 101domain to provide domain registration services for .ngo domains.

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How do I transfer a .ngo domain?

Transferring your .ngo domain name is a fast and easy process. To get started, you'll need an Authorization Code from the registrar that currently has the domain registered. Once you have that, get started by clicking "Transfer Now" below or visit our Transfers Page, enter your domain name to transfer in, provide the Authorization Code, and our system will process the transfer.

Every .ngo domain transfer into 101domain includes an additional year(s) renewal, so you're not losing any time, just saving money and gaining the access to the largest portfolio of extensions in the business and 101domain's powerful domain management system. If you are not provided an Authorization Code or having problems locating it, contact our Domain Specialists to help you navigate the process.

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FAQs for .ngo

.ngo domain names are available for 1-10 years.
The domain registration time frame for .ngo during general availability is Instant.
.ngo Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 3 and a maximum of 63 characters;
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • neither begin with, nor end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab-; and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab
DNSSEC is available for .ngo domain. Enabling DNSSEC will protect .ngo domain names against counterfeit DNS data by providing origin authentication and integrity protection on that data. DNSSEC can be configured in your domain name's DNS panel.
Trustee Service is not available for .ngo extension. Trustee Service can help satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.
Your .ngo domain name can be hosted on any hosting platform, whether a cloud-based website builder service like's Easy Website Builder or server hosting platform like Web Hosting using Plesk.
Yes. You can activate Private Registration during the purchase of a new .ngo domain.
In accordance with ICANN, Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) have a 40 day "Grace period" in which a domain name can be renewed without incurring an additional fee. Its important to note however that your domain will no longer resolve on the day it expires. After the 40 day grace period, there is a 30 day "Redemption Period" in which you can renew your domain name for an additional $150 USD.

Public Interest Registry manages the registration of domain names with the .ngo Top Level Domain. You may visit them here: Public Interest Registry.

Domain Requirements for .ngo

Only members of the NGO community may register a .ngo/.ong domain name bundle. Any registration requests for .NGO will automatically be technically “bundled” with an .ONG and vice versa. You cannot purchase one by itself. The additional .NGO or .ONG will have no additional charge. Any change or action made to either the .NGO name will also be taken for the corresponding .ONG domain.

Registration and/or sign-up fees are non-refundable once the registration request is submitted to the registry. This includes premium domain names.

Registrants must demonstrate such through evidence of NGO status or as a membership organization of NGOs. The Registry uses seven distinct characteristics to define an NGO: Registrants in .ngo|.ong must meet the eligibility requirements outlined on the registry website Registration Policy .NGO, .ONG.

PIR conducts random audits of .ngo and .ong domain bundle registrations and reserves the right to cancel, transfer or modify a domain name, in accordance with PIR’s Registrations Dispute Resolution Policy (“RDRP”), Eligibility Requirements, Anti-Abuse Policy, Takedown Policy, Name Selection Policy or other legal requirements. These audits may occur at any point after a registrant registers a domain name bundle, including prior to completion of the validation process described herein. Once the registration process is completed, the domain name bundle will be registered, but will not resolve until the validation process (below) is successfully completed.

Naming Policy

The PIR Registry permits .ngo|.ong Registrants to register the following types of domain name bundles:

1. the name of (entire or portion of) the NGO, e.g. its “doing business as” name;
2. an acronym representing the NGO;
3. a name that recognizes or generally describes the NGO; or
4. a name related to the mission or activities of the NGO.

Some domain names may be permanently or temporarily reserved or restricted for registry operations, as premium domain names or to comply with ICANN requirements.

To comply with ICANN requirements, all two-character domains shall be initially reserved, however may be released in the future. In addition reserved names for a) International Olympic Committee, b) International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and c) Intergovernmental Organizations, for new gTLDs., are not available in accordance with ICANN. The list of these names can be found here.

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How do I renew a .ngo domain?

Renewing your domain name is simple! Just click "Renew Now" below or visit our Renewals Page, and enter your domain name to renew, or log into your Account Manager, select your ext domain name that you would like to renew, select the term of your renewal, and check out.

We also offer Auto-Renew—a great way to keep your domain name up-to-date without having to worry about letting them accidentally expire. Check your Account Settings to find out if you have Auto-Renew enabled.

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Domain information current to 2022-09-16

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