A NGO 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 Community include both Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and NGO membership organizations.
NGO 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 community to establish the most appropriate mechanisms to verify NGO status for .NGO registrants. PIR will apply these mechanisms for the registration of the .NGO TLD in close and continuing cooperation with the NGO community. .NGO will truly be a domain extension built for the community, by the community.