.org

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.org

(ORGanization) A top-level Internet domain used by associations and non-profit organizations mostly in the U.S. and Canada. However, the .org domain name is not restricted, and it is widely used by for-profit companies as well. See Internet domain name.
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He also spent time at Khan Academy and Microsoft; as he puts it, he has worked at the trifecta of "dot-gov, dot-org, and dot-com."
Apparently it's fine to use a dot-org URL even if you haven't been a nonprofit organization in 20 years.
While dot-gov and dot-edu sites are reliable, all dot-org sites are not necessarily on the up-and-up.
A dot-gov may be more reliable than a dot-com or a dot-org. Or, maybe not.
Ninety percent of nongovernmental organizations, always on the lookout to engage their followers and attract new ones, maintain a website, and 70% use a dot-org domain.
The development of the dot-bank name is an outgrowth of the 2008 decision of ICANN to open up the Internet to thousands of additional top-level domains in addition to existing ones such as dot-corn and dot-org.
Some of the students did give more credibility to websites ending in dot-gov, dot-edu or dot-org.
"Marketers and PR professionals can use a dot-org domain name as a vehicle to neutralize crises, communicate causes, educate communities about a particular issue, and/or share its works with charities."
However, like dot-net, the dot-org domain is now unrestricted.
Says Paula Apsell, senior executive producer for WGBH/NOVA, "With the power of television to extend our message into eighty-six million living rooms each week, one of the most visited dot-org websites in the world, the local reach of three hundred forty-eight member stations across the U.S., and a far-reaching impact campaign forged on the precept of partnership, PBS is in a unique position to help Americans learn more about the world's most pressing issues and to show them ways to do more to make the world a better place."
There are a number of address options available - www.mybusiness.ca, or dot-com, dot-net, dot-org and others.
Reston, Va.-based Public Interest Registry (PIR) assumed control as dot-org domain registry operator and was scheduled to complete technical switchover by month's end.