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Go Global with .ORG!

by Sangeetha Narasimhan on September 30, 2011

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Did you know that you don’t have to be part of a non-profit organization to register a .ORG domain name?  This is one of the common misconceptions in the online world that only non-profits can get a .org domain name. .ORG always has been — and will continue to be — an open and unrestricted domain. Anyone is allowed to register and use .ORG domain names.

More importantly, as per a recent study done by the Public Interest Registry, the average Internet user is more likely to trust or value the information provided on a .org website. With over 9 million domain names under management, .ORG websites are recognized as being trust worthy and are visited by people from all across the world!  .ORG is the home for millions of nonprofit Web sites, including charitable, artistic, scientific, personal, educational, social, cultural and religious sites. Even for-profit companies have .ORG sites devoted to their noncommercial activities, such as charitable or volunteer programs.

To help improve their SEO rankings and to improve their chances of being found online, increasingly  companies have started  using .org as the domain of choice for their non commercial activities, in other words, companies are using .ORG domain names for their Corporate Philanthropy sites or Charitable Giving pages within their existing .com or .net domain. The power of .ORG along with .com/ .net domain names can result in many benefits!

If you haven’t already, click here to get your .ORG domain name today!

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      I believe, Google also looks more favorable on .org websites.  It makes sense, I mean if the general perception is that these are only for non-profits, than on aggregate, less people will be abusing these domains too..  But I would still not use .org website for purely commercial purposes.  Visitors come there with an expectation not to spend money; so at the end of the day, if you are running a businesses, I would not use .org unless for advertising, blogs and not for selling directly.