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ONG is the abbreviated translation for non-governmental organisation (NGO) in romance languages. ONG or NGO stands for non-governmental organisation. NGOs & ONGs are organisations whose mission and activities are broadly centered on improving the human condition and, are non-governmental, non-profit and non-criminal.

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Introduced 2015
Category Culture & Community
Registry Public Interest Registry
IDN Capable Yes
Dispute Policy ICANN Rules
Webpage Register .ONG
Legal Information
Legal TBA


Registration Eligibility and Validation

Step 1 (During Registration): NGOs & ONGs participating as members in the OnGood community must certify the following

  • 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 community 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 & ONGs 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.

Step 2 (via Email Post Registration): Provide the name[s] the ONG conducts business and specific governmental certification information. The ONG will be asked to provide their formal name and other names they do business, the country they are formally registered with to do business and any applicable identifying information, e.g., a tax identification or registration certification number

Step 3 (via Email Post Registration): Provide other credential information to demonstrate status as an ONG. The final step involves providing additional information to demonstrate ONG status

Validation: Please see the section below called TLD Specific - Validation and ClaimID

Special Notes on Registration Eligibility

PIR, the registry, 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 .NGO

Please note that the TLDs .ONG and .NGO are no longer included in one registration. On June 1st 2022, the responsible registry has separated .NGO and .ONG domains. Since then, registrants are able to register .NGO and .ONG domains separately. In addition, the registry has allocate new .ONG domains for all registrants of the .NGO and .ONG bundles which existed at that time.






Dispute Policy



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Min. Characters


Max. Characters


Character Set
  • Letters and numbers
  • Hyphens ("-"), however not at the beginning or directly in front of the TLD
  • IDN: allowed
  • Registrant Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1
  • Admin Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1
  • Tech Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1
  • Billing Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1

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IDN capable


Restore capable


Handle Updates


Registration System


Allowed number of NS

0 to 13

Registry Nameservercheck


Host IP-Addresses Type

IPv4 / IPv6

Hosts managed as


Root Nameserver Update


SEC DNS Interface

DS data interface



Transfer Periods


Transfer Authcode required


Transfer Real-Time


Transfer ACK by


Transfer NACK by


Transfer Lock


Owner Change by



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Registration Periods

1-10 years

Add Grace Period

0 days

Accounting Period

-5 days

Finalization Period

1 day

Failure Period

44 days

Payment Period

-61 days

Deletion Restorable Period

30 days

Deletion Hold Period

5 days

Explicit Renewals


Renewal Periods

1-9 years


Domain Registration

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)


auth = (TEXT) | (NULL)
period = (PERIOD)
transferlock = 0 | 1 | (NULL)

Domain Transfer

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 :

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)

Delete Domain

Domains can be deleted with the API DeleteDomain command.
There is a Deletion Restorable Period of 30 days and a following Deletion Hold Period of 5 days.

command = DeleteDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

Restore 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)

TLD specific

Authorization code

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



ICANN Whois Data Reminder Policy (WDRP)

At least annually, a registrar must present to the registrant the current Whois information, and remind the registrant that provision of false Whois information can be grounds for cancellation of his domain name registration. Registrants must review their Whois data, and make any corrections.

ICANN Registrar Data Escrow Program (RDE)

Under the data escrow provision of the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA), all ICANN-accredited registrars must regularly deposit a backup copy of their gTLD registration data with ICANN through ICANN's arrangement with Iron Mountain or they may elect to use a Third Party Provider of RDE services that has been approved by ICANN.

Restore Process

To restore a domain as a RegistrarOC customer, you simply have to execute the RestoreDomain command. HEXONET directly forwards the restore request to the registry, which performs the restore in real-time. As soon as the restore is complete, the domain will get assigned to your account with the original domain data.

Please do not initiate a restore directly at the registry (e.g. using the registrar webinterface). All restore operations must be performed through our system.