Public Interest Registry (PIR), the registry behind the .ORG family of domains, will celebrate the winners of the .ORG Impact Awards with an online global event to celebrate and honour “Champions for Change.” The event takes place annually and this year, there were almost 1,000 entries from more than 68 countries. Each website that was nominated has a .ORG domain and tries to make the world a better place. Among the judges throughout the awards was our CEO, Michele Neylon.

The 2022 .ORG Impact Awards recognise .ORGs that make an enormous difference in their communities and the world. Submissions for the awards were reviewed and scored by a panel of judges who are leaders in the internet, non-profit, health, education, and marketing sectors. The .ORG of the Year was chosen by PIR from the winners in the other categories. All nominations were required to be tied to an active website with a .ORG domain. Visit for complete rules and information.

Speaking about the event, Jon Nevett, President and CEO of Public Interest Registry said:

“We are honoured to celebrate the deeply impactful champions for change who have won a 2022 .ORG Impact Award. These inspiring organisations and individuals work incredibly hard to put their mission first, improving the lives of so many, and bringing meaningful change to communities across the globe. We are thrilled to uplift their tireless efforts and to celebrate their dedication to making the world a better place. Each organisation is an emblem for what .ORG stands for, and we are humbled by the work of all the .ORGs that submitted for the awards, were named finalists, or are winning an award today. Congratulations, and thank you for being the best of our .ORG Community.”

The categories and their winners are:

Each winner won donations of $10,000 (€9,618.45 ) and the winner of The .ORG of the Year category will receive a donation of $35,000 (€33,668.97) for an eligible charitable entity of its choice.

You can read more about each of the winners here. Have a .ORG website yourself and think you make an impact in the world? Why not enter next year’s awards.

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