The benefits of a .org domain name include:

The benefits of a .org domain name include:

  • Purpose: .org domains were originally intended for non-profit organisations and continue to be widely used for this purpose. They are associated with a commitment to a cause, public service, and social good.
  • Global Recognition: .org domain names are recognised and respected worldwide. When people see a .org web address, they often associate it with credibility, trustworthiness, and a focus on making a positive impact.
  • Availability: .org domains are widely available for registration, and you can choose a domain name that reflects the purpose or mission of your organisation or project.
  • Diverse Use: While .org domains are primarily associated with non-profits, they are not limited to this category. They can be registered by a wide range of entities.

Frequently Asked Questions

The .org domain extension was introduced in 1985 and was originally intended for non-profit organisations. Over the years, it has evolved into a symbol of trust and credibility on the internet. Many well-known organisations, including the Red Cross, UNICEF, and Wikipedia, use .org domains to emphasise their commitment to social causes and public service. When visitors see a .org domain, they often associate it with a sense of purpose, legitimacy, and trustworthiness.

Yes, Australia has a specific country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for organisations and non-profit entities, which is The domain is designed for use by non-profit organisations, charities, and other entities in Australia that meet the eligibility requirements specified by the regulatory body responsible for Australian domain names, which is the .au Domain Administration (auDA).

To register a domain, organisations typically need to provide documentation or evidence of their non-profit or charitable status in accordance with auDA’s policies. This helps ensure that the domain remains primarily reserved for organisations with a mission related to public service or community welfare within Australia.

A .org domain name can be registered for 1 – 10 years.

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