What do I need to register a .org domain?

Generally, there are no restrictions on who can register .org domains and the period of registration can vary between 1 to 10 years. Any person or organisation can own a .org domain and use it for any legal purpose. However, the gTLD was originally created and intended for non-profit or non-commercial organisations. Additional documentation may be requested if the contact details are invalid and/or the order is placed outside the country.

.org domains are also among the least governed and controlled. Domain names are generally registered on a first-come-first-served basis. However, disputes over domain names can arise between multiple parties when one has a trademark on the name or can show abusive registration of a domain name.

When any transferring party is in agreement, domains may be exchanged between owners.

Domains names that are no longer in use and allowed to lapse are considered expired. This period extends for 30 days during which you still have the opportunity to renew should you wish. If the domain has not been renewed within 30 days, it is then considered in redemption, a period extending another 30 days.