.org domain names
.org is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) that can be used in the Domain Name System (DNS), which is used on the Internet. It is a name taken from the short format of the word organization. This is in fact one of original domains that was constructed in 1985. This domain name is operated by the Public Interest Registry and has been in operation since the year 1988.
Originally, this domain name was reserved for the non-profit making organization. However, currently it is one of the most common domain names for schools, open-source projects, communities, and for other profit entities. It is also used by a variety of businesses, especially businesses that have international operations. Over the years, the number of registered .org domains has increased to over tens of millions as at June, 2012.
This domain is administered by the Public Interest Registry (PIR). It charges its accredited registrars in the US $7.70. However, the accredited registrars can then go ahead and charge whatever amount they wish during the registration process. There are approximately 13 other different registrars within the USA who can register the domain. In the same vein, there are other different registrars across the world to ensure that the users are served way more easily. As it stands, it is the third largest domain name in the world with over 10 million subscribers. Additionally, other countries such as such as Australia (au), Japan (jp), Argentina (ar), Bolivia (bo), Uruguay (uy), Turkey(tr), Somalia (so), Sierra Leone (sl), Russia (ru), Bangladesh (bd), and the United Kingdom (uk) have set up their own second level domains for their countries.