Difference between .com and .org domain

1. .com domain :
The internet has made use of .com domains very popular. It is so popular that it can also be seen on the latest keyboard keys. The .com is a Top Level Domain. It is one of the first generic domains (as opposed to sponsored and restricted domains). It was basically introduced for use by the commercial entities, however, due to the non-restricted nature of the domain, it can be used by individuals and non-commercial entities. The prices of the .com domain names are pretty high due to their popularity. eg. www.google.com, www.bbn.com, www.think.com, www.mcc.com, www.dec.com, www.northrop.com, www.xerox.com.

Google has a .com domain

2..org domain :
.org domain is derived from the word organisation. It was made for non-profit organisational entities. As it had become non-restricted, it is now open to all types of entities to be used. It is also one of the first domains that have been formed and is also a generic top-level domain. The name generic, suggests that it is not for any specific or sponsored use.

Examples of .org domains are www.geeksforgeeks.org, www.mitre.org, www.src.org, www.super.org, www.aero.org, www.mcnc.org, www.mn.org and www.rti.org



GeeksforGeeks has .org domain



Difference between.com and .org domain :

S.No. .com .org
1. Is used for general purpose and commercial sites (by for-profit entities). It is used for schools, open-source projects, communities and some profit and Non-governmental organisations.
2. .com is more popular than .org. It is less popular than .com.
3. The registration is handled by Verisign. The domains can be handled by other registrars (e.g. Google, Go Daddy), however, they ultimately have partnerships or affiliations with Verisign. .org is handled by PIR (Public Interest Registry). The domains can be handled by other registrars (e.g. Google, Go Daddy), however, they ultimately have partnerships or affiliations with PIR.
4. It is costlier than .org (due to the for-profit nature of the Verisign registry). It is cheaper than .com (due to the non-profit nature of the PIR registry).
5. Examples : www.google.com, www.bbn.com, www.think.com, www.mcc.com, www.dec.com, www.northrop.com, www.xerox.com Examples : www.geeksforgeeks.org, www.mitre.org, www.src.org, www.super.org, www.aero.org, www.mcnc.org, www.mn.org, www.rti.org
6. It was intended to be used by commercial entities. It was introduced to be used by miscellaneous organisations, that did not fit in other categories.
7. It has been derived from the word commercial. It was intended for commercial entities. It has been derived from the word organisation. It was intended for non-profit entities.
8. The registry website is www.verisign.com The registry website for .org domain is www.pir.com
9. The first site ever registered under .com domain is www.symbolics.com. The first site ever registered under .org domain is www.mitre.org.

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