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|Category||Culture & Community|
|Registry||Public Interest Registry|
|Dispute Policy||ICANN Rules|
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IPv4 / IPv6
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|SEC DNS Interface||
DS data interface
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Registration Eligibility and Validation
The Registry uses seven distinct characteristics to define an NGO: registrant hereby certifies that it meets the following .NGO and .ONG eligibility requirements when it purchases its .NGO and .ONG domain name bundle(s):
- Focused on acting in the public interest. Whether in support of education or health, the environment or human rights, members of the NGO & ONG community work for the good of humankind and/or the preservation of the planet and do not promote discrimination or bigotry.
- Non-profit focused entities. While many NGOs & ONGs engage in commercial activities or generate revenue in support of their missions, members of the NGO & ONG community do not recognise profits or retain earnings.
- Limited government influence*. Recognising that many NGOs have important interactions with government, not least for reasons of funding (which may include receipt of some government funding in support of their programs), members of the NGO & ONG community decide their own policies, direct their own activities and are independent of direct government or political control.
- Independent actors*. Members of the NGO & ONG community should not be political parties nor should be a part of any government. Participation in the work of an NGO or ONG is voluntary.
- Active Organisations. Members of the NGO & ONG community are actively pursuing their missions on a regular basis.
- Structured. Members of the NGO & ONG community, whether large or small, operate in a structured manner (e.g., under bylaws, codes of conduct, organisational standards, or other governance structures.)
- Lawful. Members of the NGO & ONG community act with integrity within the bounds of law.
PIR has determined that organizations formed under the laws of the People’s Republic of China (or any territory thereof) do not meet the criteria “Limited Government Influence” and “Independent Actors.” Accordingly, prospective registrants from China and its territories should not register .NGO and .ONG bundles as they will not meet PIR’s Eligibility Requirements. In the event PIR discovers that a .NGO and .ONG bundle is registered by an organization organized under the laws of the People’s Republic of China (or any territory thereof), PIR will delete the registration bundle for failing to meet our Eligibility Requirements.
PIR is a U.S. company subject to U.S. law. Registrant hereby certifies that neither it nor any of its subsidiaries or, to its knowledge, any director, officer, or employee of Registrant or any of its subsidiaries is a person who (a) is the target of any laws administered by the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) or any other United States governmental entity imposing economic sanctions and trade embargoes, or (b) is located, organized or resident in a country or territory that is, or whose government is, the target of sanctions imposed by OFAC or any other United States governmental entity. Re*gistrant understands and agrees that PIR does not permit registrations from Registrants residing in or organized under any such country in the .ngo and .ong TLDs.* In the event PIR discovers that any .ngo and .ong bundle is registered by a Registrant that would not be permitted by any OFAC restrictions (or other restrictions imposed by U.S. law), the domain name bundle will be deleted.
Technical Bundling with .ONG
Registration of domains in .ngo|.ong are technically “bundled.” This means that by registering and purchasing a domain in the .ngo TLD, for example, the NGO registrant is also registering and purchasing the corresponding name in the .ong TLD (and vice-versa for registrations in .ong). The Registrant cannot, for example, purchase “example.ngo” by itself; by purchasing the domain “example.ngo” the Registrant is also necessarily purchasing the domain “example.ong” due to the technical bundling of domains in .ngo|.ong.
- If the Registrant takes a particular action concerning the registration of a domain registered in .ngo (such as transferring or deleting the registration), the same action must also be taken for the corresponding .ong domain (and vice-versa).
- If any Registry, Registrar or Service Provider policies change concerning a domain registered in .ngo (including, but not limited to, denying, suspending, revoking, transferring or modifying the information or services provided in relation to any domain name), the Registry, Registrar or Service Provider will necessarily take the same action against the corresponding domain registered in the .ong TLD (and vice-versa).
Domains can be registered in Real-Time with the API AddDomain command.
command = AddDomain domain = (DOMAIN)
ownercontact0 = (CONTACT) admincontact0 = (CONTACT) techcontact0 = (CONTACT) billingcontact0 = (CONTACT) nameserver0 = (NAMESERVER) nameserver1 = (NAMESERVER) X-NGO-ACCEPT-REGISTRATION-TAC = 1
auth = (TEXT) | (NULL) period = (PERIOD) transferlock = 0 | 1 | (NULL)
Please see the section below called TLD Specific for futher explanation on the registration process
The transfer has to be initiated by the gaining registrar and can be requested with the API TransferDomain command.
A valid Authorization Code must be provided to initiate a transfer successfully. You may obtain the authorization code from the losing registrar.
As soon as a domain transfer has been initiated it can either be approved ("ACK") by Registrar or denied ("NACK") by Registrar.
Please note that HEXONET is acting in compliance with ICANN Transfer Guidelines. The respective policies can be viewed under http://www.icann.org/transfers/ :
As soon as you have submitted a transfer request, the HEXONET system start the transfer through the official registry and the losing registrar will receive the transfer request. The losing registrar will then send an email to the domain registrant/administrative contact, allowing them to deny the pending transfer. If there is no response received within 5 days, the transfer will automatically be processed.
command = TransferDomain domain = (DOMAIN)
auth = (TEXT)
period = (PERIOD) transferlock = 0 | 1 | (NULL) action = REQUEST | APPROVE | DENY | CANCEL | USERTRANSFER
command = DeleteDomain domain = (DOMAIN)
Restores can be processed in realtime. A restore is possible within 30 days upon deletion. Please use the command RestoreDomain.
command = RestoreDomain domain = (DOMAIN)
subuser = (TEXT) renewalmode = (NULL) | (TEXT)
All contact information with the exception of registrant Name, Firstname and Organisation can be updated through the ModifyDomain command.
In order to change the owner you have to request a trade with the TradeDomain command. This can be done through our web interface or through our API:
command = TradeDomain domain = <DOMAIN> ownercontact0 = <CONTACT>
command = ModifyDomain domain = (DOMAIN)
ownercontact0 = (CONTACT)
.NGO/.ONG: Changes to the Registration Validation Process
PIR implemented changes to the registration process for .NGO/.ONG domains that allow registrants to complete registration using self-certification instead of the former pre-validation process. Registrants no longer needs to leave the check-out flow to activate their domains.
Here are the changes:
- The domain name is live once registration is completed.
- The mandatory 2-year re-validation is no longer required.
- Resellers must add a checkbox for the self-certification during their checkout process with a link to the .NGO/.ONG Registration Policies:
I, the registrant, understand and agree to the .NGO and .ONG Registration policies and certify that my organization meets the eligibility requirements therein.
Please note that it is not the responsibility of the registrar to store the self-certification information. It is the registrant's responsibility to determine whether the domain name bundle registration infringes or violates someone else's rights. It is also the registrant's responsibility to determine whether the domain name bundle registration complies with the .NGO/.ONG registration policies.
PIR conducts random audits of .NGO/.ONG domain bundle registrations and reserves the right to cancel, transfer or modify a domain name in accordance with their policies.
There are special requirements regarding the format of the authorization code. Please consider the following restrictions, if you want to assign a new authorization code to a .COM domain:
- Minimum 8 characters
- having at least one (1) numeric,
- one (1) alphabetic, and
- one (1) special character
You may generate a valid random auth code by adding this parameter to the ModifyDomain command:
command = ModifyDomain domain = (DOMAIN)
generaterandomauth = 1
The following overview shows you all available Domain Addons which can be used for this special kind of TLD. It also shows the respective API parameters which are required to activate the Domain Addons:
|Addon Class||Parameter to (de)activate *1)||Renewal term *2)||Affected Parameters *3)|
|Proxy (WHOISTRUSTEELITE_ORG)||X-ACCEPT-WHOISTRUSTEELITE-TAC = 0 | 1||1 month||All Contacts|
|Proxy (WHOISTRUSTEE_ORG)||X-ACCEPT-WHOISTRUSTEE-TAC = 0 | 1||1 month||All Contacts|