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    .org domain names??

    I have a client who has his heart set on registering a .org domain, and including the slogan in the design "the BLAH online organisation"

    Are we allowed to do this? Register a .org domain and call ourselves an online organisation? What is an organisation anyway, does it need to be registered/verified?

    Anyone have any idea at all?
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    They were supposed to be reserved for use by non-profit organizations but there is nothing stopping a commercial business or anyone else from registering and using one.
    You can register them anywhere you register dotcom and dotnet names. Godaddy, 1and1, Web.com, etc.
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    Thats how I understand the .org thing too.

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    Mind you, calling yourself an organization (note US spelling) does not make you non-profit.

    The IRS has very strict rules about registering a non-profit, and obtaining 501(c)3 status.

    IRS form SS-4 will register the org and get an employer ID number - necessary for a bank account.

    Registering as tax-exempt is a much more complicated thing - package 1023 has the instructions and forms.

    You'll need a written charter showing how you meet the qualifications.

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    Yeah, there is a BIG difference between being a real Non-profit organization or charity and just registering a .org domain name.
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