According to PIR, the "keeper" of the .Org domain, .org's are intended
for use by "non-commercial" organizations, including those that engage
in some commercial activity, such as hospitals. However, they also
make clear that .org is an open system and is available for any one to
register a site...although they *prefer* registrants to adhere to the
non-commercial guidelines, it is not an absolute requirement. There
are no penalties and no restrictions regarding use by a for-profit
You can read the PIR guidelines in detail here:
See, especially, questions #3 and #4:
3. What does "noncommercial" mean?
PIR advocates .ORG for noncommercial uses. Noncommercial endeavors are
those not conducted or maintained for the purpose of making a profit.
This wide range includes (but isn't limited to) charitable, artistic,
scientific, personal, educational, social, cultural, and religious
4. Who is allowed to register .ORG names?
.ORG has always been -- and will continue to be -- an open and
unrestricted domain. Anyone is allowed to register and use .ORG domain
Let me know if you need any additional information on this.
search strategy: Google search on: org registrar