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Difference between .net and .org domain
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  • Last Updated : 06 Jul, 2020

1. .net domain :
.net is a generic top level domain present to cater to networking entities or entities which provide database or internet services. Due to the non-restricted nature of the .net domain, it has now been open to all entities and individuals. Nowadays, it can be used by miscellaneous organisations and entities as well. When .com domain is not available, people prefer to use .net domains.

For example, www.behance.net, www.broken.net, www.nsf.net, www.nyser.net, www.uu.net, www.sesqui.net, www.mr.net, www.oar.net

Nordu.net is the first domain name registered under.net


Source – www.nordu.net

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 .net and .org :

S.No..net.org
1.It is used for general purpose and networking sites.It is used for schools, open-source projects, communities and some profitable and Non-governmental organisations.
2.The first site ever registered under .net domain is www.nordu.net.The first site ever registered under .org domain is www.mitre.org.
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 for-profit nature of the Verisign registry).It is cheaper than .net (due to non-profit nature of the PIR registry).
5.Examples : www.behance.net, www.broken.net, www.nsf.net, www.nyser.net, www.uu.net, www.sesqui.net, www.mr.net, www.oar.net.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 only by networking entities like database. networking, internet service and hosting providers.It was introduced to be used by miscellaneous organisations, that did not fit in other categories.
7.It has been derived from the word networking. It was intended for network-based 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.

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