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.ORG in the News with BIG Sale of Humanity.org and Registry Making $180,000 in Prize Money Available for 2024 Impact Awards

May has been a good month for .ORG with the latest feather in the popular TLD's hat being a $225,000 sale of Humanity.org that Sedo reported this week (we will be charting the sale when our next bi-weekly domain sales report comes out Wednesday evening, May 29. That is not only the biggest .org sale of the year to date, it is also the biggest non .com gTLD sale of the year in any extension. 

The monetary value of high quality .org domains was established long ago but the TLD's greatest value comes from being the trusted internet home for so many outstanding individuals and organizations around the world. Every year , the .ORG administrator, Public Interest Registry (PIR) recognizes many of the best of them with their annual .ORG Impact Awards. It is an event that spotlights outstanding mission-driven people from the global .ORG Community for their positive contributions to society. Nominations for the 2024 competition opened this month and will


remain open through June 19. Any person or organization with a .ORG domain can enter, free of charge. To nominate an organization or individual for a .ORG Impact Award, just visit www.orgimpactawards.org.

The entries will be evaluated by a judging panel of leaders in the Internet, nonprofit, and marketing sectors and winners will be chosen in seven different categories:

  • Health and Healing

  • Quality Education for All

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Environmental Stewardship

  • Hunger and Poverty

  • Community Building

  • Rising Star

Organizations may apply for multiple categories of awards if more than one category is a good fit. The top five entries in each category will be named as finalists on August 13, 2024, and will be eligible to be named the 2024 .ORG of the Year. Winners will be announced on October 8, 2024 at an in-person awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.  

For this 6th annual edition of the .Org Impact Awards, the registry will distribute $180,000 in prize money. Each category winner will receive $10,000 in donation award funds, while the ultimate 

.ORG of the Year will be honored with a grand prize of $50,000. Finalists across all categories will receive a $2,500 donation.  Receiving a prestigious .ORG Impact Award not only elevates an organization's profile but also fuels donations, funding, talent acquisition, partnership development, and audience reach.  Over the past five years, the Awards have recognized 190 outstanding .ORGs from over 70 countries. Through the Awards, PIR has awarded $505,000 USD for transformative work taking place around the world. 

PIR CEO Jon Nevett noted, “We started the .ORG Impact Awards to uplift and celebrate those within the .ORG Community that work tirelessly to create positive change. From Kenya, to the United Kingdom to the United States and beyond – the .ORGs we celebrate come from all over the world, but they are all dedicated to making a positive impact on their communities. If you are, or know, a changemaker committed to mission-driven work, we encourage you to submit a nomination to be recognized for their impact.”

Jon Nevett
CEO, Public Interest Registry

(Posted May 22, 2024)


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