PIR: We think we’ll get 1 million .NGO domain name registrations

.NGO applicant has goal of a million domain registrations.

.ngoPublic Interest Registry (PIR), the registry behind the .org domain and the only applicant for the .NGO top level domain name, has some lofty goals for the domain.

PIR CEO Brian Cute thinks they’ll get one million .ngo domain name registrations.

Speaking to Computerwoche.de (and translated into English by PIR), Cute said:

The critical mass of a successful domain registrar is one million registrations; this is the only internal benchmark we have. I think that we will get there.

There are 10 million .org domain names registered, but those can be registered by anyone. .NGO domain names can only be registered by verified non-governmental organizations.

Although the definition of NGO is fairly loose, Cute estimates there are about 10 million NGOs worldwide.

Cute also reveals in the interview that PIR will offer a sort of “Facebook for NGOs” with the .ngo domain name.

He did not provide a timeline for the one million registration goal.


  1. J says

    At $20 a year, they will get less than a thousand registrations total, several thousand max. Less than a hundred would not surprise me.

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