As the domain of the Public Interest Registry, .ORG has taken groundbreaking steps to ensure that the Internet remains a healthy, stable, secure, and safe environment for every citizen of the online community. Think of .ORG as your online advocate. promoting higher standards of Internet security, safety, and reliability by offering a domain that reflects your own core values of trust and credibility. Over 8 million registrants have turned to .ORG, thanks in large part to the domain’s commitment to making the world a better place – online and off. Search for a domain name. For more information about the .ORG brand, please visit www.whyichose.org.
.ORG, The Public Interest Registry is dedicated to the security and stability of the internet. In our effort to bolster Internet security, we have implemented Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) within the .ORG Top Level Domain. DNSSEC is designed to protect Internet servers from domain name system attacks, such as DNS cache poisoning by malicious users. It is a set of DNS extensions which provide 3 basic functions:
- Data Origin Authentication
- Data Integrity
- Authenticated Denial of Existence
In June 2010, PIR launched the production of DNSSEC, stemming from a two year effort starting with the PIR proposal to implement DNSSEC within the .ORG zone.
More information on the DNSSEC Industry Coalition can be found at DNSSECCoalition.org.
The content of a website can appear in any language, but domain names have generally been limited to the characters used in English. Since the majority of the world speaks a language other than English, this can present a significant barrier to internet access for many cultures. Learn more about .ORG's Global Initiatives.
Managing the .ORG registry includes making sure our community has a voice in critical issues related to internet policies and procedures. To effectively represent specific and collective interests, .ORG relies on the insight and knowledge of its Advisory Council, Board of Directors and registrars. Working with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Internet Society (ISOC), technical engineers and various Internet leaders around the world, .ORG initiates, supports and funds internet enhancements that meet the needs and goals of .ORG customers. Learn more about our current efforts.