PIR Policies

Reserved Names Policy

The following names are reserved from registration:

  • All two-letter second-level names;
  • Names of an inappropriate nature, e.g., adult-related terminology, as defined by PIR;
  • Names required by ICANN to be reserved;
  • Certain generic names defined by PIR that represent the NGO Community in a general manner.
  • Names that PIR uses to support the registry, including:
    • Names to support registry operations, e.g., directory.ngo/directory.ong;
    • Names to support PIR’s NGO Community Advisory Council.
    • Names reserved by PIR, in its discretion.

In the event a registrant attempts to register a reserved name, the registrant will receive a notice informing it that the domain name it is attempting to register has been reserved.


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