There are millions of "non-governmental organizations" (NGOs) worldwide, organizations not connected to a government and focused on social issues. The Public Interest Registry has targeted this target audience with its .org extension for decades, but over the years the .org zone has filled up with many domain names that only partially meet this objective, or even not at all.
With the introduction of new gTLDs, the registry has seized the opportunity to create a platform in which these non-governmental organizations can position themselves: with the .ngo and .ong extensions. Both terms, NGO and ONG, are used in various countries, ONG particularly in countries where Romance languages such as Spanish or French are spoken.
Unlike with .org domains, the registry validates each application explicitly: only those who are registered as an NGO can register their .ngo and .ong domain.
To prevent fragmentation of the zone, the registry has linked both extensions together: when you register a .ngo domain, you receive the .ong version for free and vice versa.
If you are a non-governmental organization, allow yourself to be convinced of the benefits of a .ngo or .ong domain!