.ong domain names


.ONG is a generic extension intended for use by NGO's

Your .ong domain includes

  • a free SSL certificate to secure your domain
  • 2 free mailboxes with 3GB of storage
  • -50% off your first web hosting purchase

.ong domain prices


$57.40 per year

Register a .ong domain


$48.64 per year

Transfer a .ong domain


$57.40 per year

Renew a .ong domain

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Registration From 1 to 10 years $57.40 /year
Renewal From 1 to 9 years $57.40 /year
Late renewal period (domain suspended)45 days after the domain's expiration date $57.40 /year
Transfer 60 day minimum after domain registration $48.64
Restore (more info) 30 days after the late renewal period $129.76 for 1 year, then renewal at normal price
Owner change FREE
Period before release (Pending Delete)5 days after the restoration period

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Creation date

January, 2015



Technical operator


.ong domain rules

.ONG domain names at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by PIR since January 2015

Terms and Conditions

Assigning: .ONG domain names are open to NGOs that meet the following requirements:The Registry has set-up seven characteristics to qualify as an NGO:*1. Focused on acting in the public interest. Whether in support of education or health, the environment or human rights, members of the NGO community work for the good of humankind and/or the preservation of the planet and do not promote discrimination or bigotry.
*2. Non-profit focused entities. While many NGOs engage in commercial activities or generate revenue in support of their missions, members of the NGO community do not recognise profits or retain earnings.
*3. Limited government influence. Recognising that many NGOs have important interactions with government, not least for reasons of funding (which may include receipt of some government funding in support of their programs), members of the NGO 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 community should not be political parties nor should be a part of any government. Participation in the work of an NGO or ONG is voluntary.
*5. Active Organisations. Members of the NGO community are actively pursuing their missions on a regular basis. *6. Structured. Members of the NGO community, whether large or small, operate in a structured manner (e.g., under bylaws, codes of conduct, organisational standards, or other governance structures.)
*7. Lawful. Members of the NGO community act with integrity within the bounds of law.
NGOs participating as members in the OnGood community must certify that they adhere to the above Eligibility Requirements.
A validation process will be conducted by the Registry.

Syntax: from 2 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place and third and fourth place)
IDN (accented domain names): Yes, German and Spanish scripts are supported
Registration period: 1 to 10 years during general availability
Second-level extensions: No


→ Bundling:
When registering a .NGO/ .ONG You acknowledge that :
Registration of domains in .NGO|.ONG are technically “bundled.” This means that by registering and purchasing a domain in the .NGO TLD, for example, You are also registering and purchasing the corresponding name in the .ONG TLD (and vice-versa for registrations in .ONG). You cannot, for example, purchase “example.ngo” by itself; by purchasing the domain “example.ngo” You are also necessarily purchasing the domain “example.ong” due to the technical bundling of domains in .NGO|.ONG.
a. If You take a particular action concerning the registration of a domain registered in .ngo (such as transferring or deleting the registration), the same action must also be taken for the corresponding .ong domain (and vice-versa)
b. If, pursuant to this, or any of its other Policies (available here), Public Interest Registry (the “Registry” or “PIR”) takes action concerning a domain registered in .NGO (including, but not limited to, denying, suspending, revoking, transferring or modifying the information or services provided in relation to any domain name), the Registry will necessarily take the same action against the corresponding domain registered in the .ONG TLD (and vice versa).
Allocation rules
Limited Registration Applications follow this scheme:
During the registration process, You will be asked to verify and certify that You meet the eligibility requirements listed above. This will be accomplished via a two-step process.
→ Step 1: Registration
The first step requires that You make an application with Gandi and that You provide information about Yourself to the Registry thanks to the OnGood program (https://www.ongood.ngo/login), including the identity of the NGO or NGO association on whose behalf You are acting and the role that the representative of the registering entity fulfills within the NGO or NGO association. You will then certify (via click through box) that You have read, understand and have complied with these Registration Policies and that information provided by the entity is accurate and complete.
It is Your responsibility to determine whether the domain name bundle registration infringes or violates someone else’s rights. It is also Your responsibility to determine whether the domain name bundle registration complies with these Registration Policies. Since .NGO and .ONG are validated TLDs, transparency in the registration process is essential. Accordingly, neither proxy registrations nor hidden WHOIS information are permitted for domains registered in .ngo|.ong.
PIR conducts random audits of .ngo|.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”), Anti-Abuse Policy, Takedown Policy or other legal requirements.
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.
→ Step 2: Validation:
You will be required to submit information and documentation to PIR establishing that You meet the eligibility requirements of an NGO. You will be asked to provide evidence of Your NGO status through a document upload function when You begin the validation process. Validation documentation may consist of one or more of the following: government lists, corporate documents (e.g., Articles of Incorporation), tax records or other documents evidencing the entity’s charitable status and work in the community it serves. PIR may attempt to confirm that the documentation provided establishes Your NGO status. In the event that PIR requires additional information to confirm Your NGO status (which is determined in PIR’s sole discretion), it will notify You that more information is needed to complete the validation process and You will need to provide such additional information or documentation to complete validation. Once validation is complete the domain name bundle will resolve.
If You do not successfully complete the validation process within three hundred sixty (360) days from the date You register the domain name bundle, the domain name bundle will be deleted and released back into the pool of available domains and any fees paid in connection with the registration of the domain name bundle will be forfeit.
You will be required to certify that the information and documentation You submitted in the validation process remains true, complete and accurate at least once every two years after initial validation. The Registry will, from time to time, conduct random audits of registrants to ensure compliance with NGO eligibility requirements. You acknowledge and understand that, in the event You are selected for such an audit, You will promptly comply with any inquiries and requests from the Registry to provide additional evidence of Your NGO status. If, as a result of the audit process, the Registry determines (in its sole discretion) that You do meet the NGO eligibility requirements, Your domain name bundle will be deleted and released back into the pool of available domains and any fees paid in connection with Your domain name bundle will be forfeit.
→ Name Selection Policy
The .NGO|.ONG domain name bundle that You wish to register must fulfill certain name policy criteria. PIR permits .NGO|.ONG registrants to register the following types of domain name bundles:
->the name of (entire or portion of) the NGO, e.g. its “doing business as” name;
->an acronym representing the NGO;
->a name that recognizes or generally describes the NGO; or
->a name related to the mission or activities of the NGO.
Renewal: domains are deactivated upon expiration. It is possible to renew up to 45 days following the expiration date
Disputes: URS and UDRP
Transfer (change of Registrar): the process is started on the new registrar's interface with an auth code. Ensure that your domain does not have a TransferProhibited status, is older than 60 days and has not been transferred in the last 60 days. The effective transfer depends on your validation (by email) and renews the domain name for one year
Change of Ownership: available on our interface, the current procedure consists in email confirmation by both former and new domain name owner. The expiration date is unchanged.
Deletion process: quarantine of 30 days, see this table

Frequently asked questions

What is a domain name?

Domain names are essential to having an online presence. They are an easy way for people to know where to find your website and to send you emails. It’s the "gandi.net" in https://www.gandi.net.

Without a domain name, it would be necessary for everyone to know the exact IP address of the machine where your website is currently hosted (need hosting?). That might be fine if there was just one, but eventually everyone would have to start making a list somewhere, with the names of websites and their corresponding IP addresses they want to remember just so they could keep track of them all.

This is why domains are so very useful. Having a domain name (learn more) makes it possible for people to find you by just knowing the name of your website or email address. The domain name system takes care of converting your name into machine address where your content is hosted.

Learn more about domain names at Gandi

How can I register a domain name?

Maybe the easiest place for a first-time domain buyer to go to is Gandi’s domain shop.

If you already know the domain name you want to register:

  1. Enter the domain you want into Gandi’s form and submit.
  2. If the domain is available, we will display its price, and you can then add it to your shopping cart.
  3. Add your contact information to complete your order and proceed to checkout.

Frequently, it’s a good idea to register the name of your project or company in a couple different common extensions (for example: .com, .net, .de). This is a good way to protect your brand and keep your name unique online. To help you with this, we will give you a lower price if you choose to register a bundle of domains, our shop’s AI will suggest the most popular extensions for you in this case.

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How can I choose my domain name?

Choosing a great domain name can be a lot of fun. The name should be short, witty, easy to remember and meaningful to what you're about. For companies and associations, it's important to also remember to register domains in order to protect your organization's online identity, trademark, or brand.

Gandi provides you with over 750 extensions to choose from, so you can also be creative there too. Why limit yourself to .com when you can also make use of descriptive new extensions like .best, .lol, or .website!

With so many possibilities, Gandi can help you choose with our domain suggestion engine. You can search for the exact domain you want, or you can try entering a variety of words that are related to your project and submit. We will find great combinations based on your search and make a list of suggestions for you.

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How can I set-up my domain for a custom email address?

With your domain name at Gandi.net, you get two free mailboxes that you can use to create custom, professional-looking email addresses.

It's really simple to make a custom email address:

  1. go to your domain's admin at gandi.net,
  2. choose the "email" tab,
  3. click "create" and fill out the form!

You can use custom emails with Gandi even if your website is hosted elsewhere. (learn more).

Of course, you can buy more mailboxes if you need, or increase the storage from 3 GB to 50 GB. There are so many other features like forwarding addresses, aliases, out-of-office replies, and a lot more. For more on email at Gandi and everything you can do with it, please see our online documentation.

Learn more about email at Gandi

How can I secure my domain with DNSSEC?

Hackers are increasingly targeting the infrastructure of the internet itself by rerouting how domain names resolve and, in the process, stealing data. One simple way to prevent this from happening to your website and emails is by activating DNSSEC on your domain.

Gandi provides simple and free DNSSEC admin for domain names registered with us. If you are using our LiveDNS nameservers, the entire process is automatic.

To secure your domain with DNSSEC:

  1. Go to your domain's admin at gandi.net
  2. Choose the "DNSSEC" tab
  3. Click "Enable DNSSEC"

It's done! Your domain will now be protected from DNS cache poisoning, and your users can be assured that when they go to your website they will not be redirected elsewhere by a scammer. For added security, you can combine this with an SSL Certificate from Gandi as well.

This service is also available for customers using external (custom) nameservers. You can add up to 4 keys on our DNSSEC interface (learn more).

Learn more about DNSSEC at Gandi

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