What is .org?
.org, a truncation of the word organization, is one of the original domains in the DNS structure. It has been managed by the Public Interest Registry since 2003. Registration is open to anyone and is processed by accredited registrars.
Who uses .org?
When it was introduced in 1985, it was initially offered only to non-profit organizations. Today, anyone can register a .org without restrictions. Institutions, schools, associations, open-source projects, communities, non-profit organizations, and other enterprises make up the diverse composition of over ten million .org registrations.
Why go with .org?
One of the original and most trusted domain name extensions, a .org helps boost the credibility of your website. It helps you build an image that is trustworthy and reliable. A .org extension enables you to promote your advocacies and create a positive impact in people’s lives. Go with a .org to inspire people to join your cause.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a domain?
is your website name and the address where you are found on the internet. A domain name can be any combination of letters and numbers followed by an extension. You may recognize .com, which is the most common extension. But we offer hundreds of others
to help you stand out. Every domain is unique and must be registered before you use it.
I already have a domain name. Can I transfer it to Yahoo Small Business?
Yes! You'll need to sign up for a Yahoo Small Business plan. Make sure your domain is ready to transfer and supply the authorization code.
The details will vary slightly depending on your current domain registrar. But don't worry, it’s easy. Learn more in the Help Center.
What is a TLD?
TLD stands for ‘top-level domain’. It is the last part of the domain name. The most recognizable TLDs in the world are .com, .net
, and .org
. Other TLDs include .blog .cafe
What happens after I have registered my domain?
It’s time to get your website started. You can either create a domain starter page or sign up for a Websites plan. Domains can also be used to connect to your custom email.
Consider purchasing multiple domains related to your business name to protect your brand online.
What if the domain I want isn’t available?
If the domain that you really want for your business, hobby, or event is not currently available, do not worry. With hundreds of TLDs available through Yahoo’s domain search, you still have a lot of options. Just search in the domain search bar and we are sure there will be a TLD that is a great match for you.
Should I register multiple domain names?
Yes! Your brand is very important to your business. Registering multiple domain names that relate to your business name will help keep your brand and domain protected. Signing up for Local
is another great way to protect your brand.
* Sale/introductory pricing is valid for the initial purchase term only. Product renewal pricing subject to change. All subscriptions are renewed automatically and your credit card will be charged according to our TOS. Domains only products are renewed 30-45 days in advance to avoid expiration.