New Internet home for NGOs launched
Public Interest Registry has put its 10-year experience of running .Org, into creating a new top-level Internet domain designed exclusively for genuine nongovernment organizations (NGOs). The new domain became publicly available on May 6.
Nick Thorne, former United Kingdom Ambassador to the United Nations and now Outreach Team leader with PIR, will host a reception to launch the new NGO domain and its host Internet Portal: “ONGOOD” in the Philippines Thursday at the E-Library, AIM Conference Center Manila (Benavidez corner Trasierra Sts., Legaspi Village, Makati City) at 6:30 p.m.
The new domain, known as .NGO/.ONG, (.ONG for Spanish, French and other Romance languages), has been developed by PIR in close consultation with a broad and international range of NGOs. More than just a web address, this new domain is designed to create a unique international online community for civil society.
For the first time all sectors of civil society: humanitarians, environmentalists, human rights groups and charities of all kinds will have their own home on the Internet, with an enhanced ability to become more visible within a trusted community.