General information about .org domain extension
Special provisions for .org domain
Real time registration
After a prior notification of renewal or expiration of a .org domain, it will be automatically available for registration according to the rule first come, first served.
Trends and general information
The .org domain is one of the oldest higher level domains that exists since 1985. It was designed and introduced for non-commercial organizations, which were not covered by another higher level domain. The .org domain belongs to a group of so-called generic top-level domains, abbreviated gTLDs, which are also known as "descriptive domains". The abbreviation really says a lot about the direction of the domain: .org emphasizes, for example, a clear orientation of organizations.
Now, it is possible for every internet user around the world to buy and register a .org domain. The registered .org domains are managed by the "Public interest registry", which is managed by Afilias, whose task is the administration of the .mobi domains and .info.
In addition to the initial purpose, various non-commercial organizations have recognized the potential of the .org domain: Software projects or open-source programs such as Linux and Firefox that have registered their own org domains.
In international comparison .org is one of the most popular generic top-level domains. With approximately 10 million domains registered, the .org TLD is just behind the domain .de. It is not known whether the .org domain is used in particular in some countries, but the higher level domain is really powerful and popular internationally anyway. Organizations in almost all countries of the world buy and register their personal .org domain: Users in Australia, Bolivia, Japan, Uruguay, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and many other countries realize the enormous potential of the .org domain for their web projects.