|Priority #:||958 - PIR|
.ngo is a proposed new TLD in ICANN's new gTLD program, applied for by PIR, which currently runs the .org TLD, and a new entity, dotNGO. It was subsequently noted that a previously competitie applicant, dotNGO, had not applied but instead teamed up with P.I.R.. The are also applying for the related .ong
The application is a Community Priority Application. "All registrants must demonstrate affiliation through NGO membership organizations or through evidence of NGO status. PIR will work with membership organization, the NGO Community Advisory Council, and other members of the NGO Community to validate their eligibility."
In February 2013, PIR became the first major registry to begin offering pre-registration, also known as "expressions of interest" for its .ngo and .ong applications. The registry was forward with the fact that they would likely not be available until 2014, but the service acts as an alert function, updating potential applicants when their desired domain names will become available.