.NGO Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) to be opened soon
The Public Interest Registry, the non-profit company which manages the .ORG domain name space, is proposing a .NGO domain name extension, for exclusive use by the NGO community. It continues to focus on this global community and seeks its input and support. New top level domains (TLDs) proposals such as .NGO will be submitted to ICANN in January 2012.
According to ICCAN , “The Internet's domain-name system (DNS) allows users to refer to web sites and other resources using easier-to-remember domain names (such as "www.icann.org") rather than the all-numeric IP addresses (such as "126.96.36.199") assigned to each computer on the Internet. Each domain name is made up of a series of character strings (called "labels") separated by dots. The right-most label in a domain name is referred to as its "top-level domain" (TLD). The DNS forms a tree-like hierarchy. Each TLD includes many second-level domains (such as "icann" in "www.icann.org"); each second-level domain can include a number of third-level domains ("www" in "www.icann.org"), and so on. The responsibility for operating each TLD (including maintaining a registry of the second-level domains within the TLD) is delegated to a particular organization. These organizations are referred to as "registry operators", "sponsors", or simply "delegees."
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