A NGO|ONG is defined as an entity whose mission and activities are broadly centered on improving the human condition; and are (a) non-governmental, (b) non-profit and (c) non-criminal. Members of the NGO|ONG Community include both Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO|ONGs) and NGO|ONG membership organizations.
NGO|ONG membership organizations include the following, and may expand over time:
- Global organizations: International associations and/or classification-based associations.
- Regional organizations: Associations across broad geographic areas, potentially including multiple countries or jurisdictions.
- Local organizations: Associations or groups that provide support and memberships at a country or local level.
PIR is working with the NGO|ONG community to establish the most appropriate mechanisms to verify NGO|ONG status for .NGO|.ONG registrants. PIR will apply these mechanisms for the registration of the .NGO|.ONG TLD in close and continuing cooperation with the NGO|ONG community. .NGO|.ONG will truly be a domain extension built for the community, by the community.