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On a URL what does the suffix .org mean?

  1. homesteadbound profile image89
    homesteadboundposted 6 years ago

    On a URL what does the suffix .org mean?

    web addresses can have different suffixes - not sure what they are really called - such as .com, .net, and .org. What does .org mean? Someone told me they thought it meant that it was a non-profit organization. Can someone explain to me if a site with this suffix can be for profit or has anyother restrictions.

  2. JenJen0703 profile image83
    JenJen0703posted 6 years ago

    I do not believe that .org has anything to do with non-profit, solely.  It is a URL ending, like any other.  However, it should be noted that when I was learning about plagiarism in college and credible sources, that you can count on a URL ending in .org to be more credible.  Hope it helps!

  3. officialvillas profile image61
    officialvillasposted 6 years ago

    .org means it is a site for organizations .


    .com -commercial
    .gov - government site
    .net -network site
    .edu - educational site

  4. Lorne Hemmerling profile image90
    Lorne Hemmerlingposted 6 years ago

    Organization. Wow, it says my answer is too short. Make it longer. Ok:
    O   R   G   A   N  I   Z   A   T   I   O   N

  5. SweetiePie profile image83
    SweetiePieposted 6 years ago

    Usually an organization buys a website ending in org, but I have seen a few families do the same thing when purchasing one for a blog about their travels.  Thus, you might want to do a bit of research before deciding whether a website is legitimate, and gov is probably a bit so than many org ones.

  6. a2aoptima profile image60
    a2aoptimaposted 5 years ago

    .ORG stands for ORGANIZATION. Just like .GOV stands for Government establishments.