Are .org’s Days Numbered?

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy:

Nonprofits May Soon Say Goodbye to .org

The use of .org at the end of a Web site’s address has long been the accepted online shorthand to identify sites that are operated by nonprofits.

But now the key organization that manages nonprofit addresses wants charities to adopt the suffix .ngo. It also wants to implement a process that vets organizations to ensure that anybody with the .ngo address is a legitimate nonprofit, saying that now it’s too easy to commit fraud using a .org address.