As one of the original domains, .ORG has been shaped by the global community as the place to express ideas, knowledge, and causes on the Internet. Whether an individual with an idea to share, a small club organizing and motivating your members, or a large company conducting educational and marketing campaigns - the .ORG domain name communicates trust, credibility, and community interest. In January 2003, the Public Interest Registry assumed responsibility for operating .ORG and maintaining the authoritative database of all .ORG domain names. Click here to download the latest Dashboard, The Public Interest Registry’s bi-annual report (http://pir.org/news/dashboard) on .ORG’s growth & composition and our initiatives and innovation. The Public Interest Registry, the non-profit company behind the proposed .NGO domain name extension, successfully manages the .ORG domain name space, keeping it safer from internet threats as compared to other domain name extensions. Already serving NGOs worldwide, the Public Interest Registry continues its support to this global community with the .NGO proposal. New top level domains (TLDs) such as .NGO will be issued by ICANN, who have developed some criteria for applicants to demonstrate their competence/suitability to run such new domains. As a public interest, not for profit company since 2002, we at PIR believe we are uniquely qualified to manage and promote the .NGO TLD – for the NGO community and with the NGO community.