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Nominate your .org domain and win up to $50,000!

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Public Interest Registry (PIR), the registry behind .org, has opened up the nomination period for the fifth edition of the .ORG Impact Awards. Anyone now has the chance to nominate a .org domain of their choice. If your .org is picked as a finalist, you will have the chance of winning up to $50,000 to contribute to the non-profit associated with the domain. Nominations for the awards are open until June 28, 2023.

What are the .ORG Impact Awards?

The .ORG Impact Awards were introduced in 2019 as an annual event to celebrate .org domain owners and the charitable work they do. From small, grassroots organizations to multinational non-profits, the .ORG Impact Awards provide an excellent opportunity for .org owners to come together, network, raise funds and spread the word about their cause. 

The .ORG Impact Awards will be held across 7 different categories. PIR will award a prize of $40,000 to the .org of the year, as well as a prize of $10,000 to the winners of each category (including the .org of the year, bringing their total to $50,000). In addition to this, all finalists will receive $2,500, as well as travel and accommodations for two representatives of each .org to attend the in-person award ceremony on November 16, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

How to nominate a .org domain

You can nominate your .org domain online through On the entry form, you will first be asked to select a category that best fits your .org. The categories are:

  • Health and Healing
  • Quality Education for All
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Hunger and Poverty
  • Community Building
  • Rising Star (for individuals under the age of 25)

You can find more information about these categories on the website of the .ORG Impact Awards.

After selecting a category, you will be asked to provide in-depth answers to various questions about your non-profit, including the challenge that it aims to solve and which steps it has taken to achieve this. You will also be required to submit up to five materials supporting the achievements of your non-profit. These may include project plans, web pages, reports, videos, testimonials or other forms of evidence. Your entry should primarily be based on work and achievements that took place during the past year (between May 1, 2022 and May 1, 2023). If you need assistance, PIR offers tips and guidance on writing your entry on their website.

Submissions for the .ORG Impact Awards close on June 28, 2023. Finalists will be announced on September 19, 2023. The winners will be crowned during a live, in-person ceremony on November 16, 2023, to which all finalists are invited.

Nominate your .org today

Don’t miss this chance to nominate your .org domain in order to raise money and draw more visibility to your cause. If you are a reseller of .org domains, don’t forget to pass on this message to your customers!

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