Interesting initiative from the NGO registry PIR. Parties interested in applying for a domain name are being asked to submit an Expression Of Interest (EOI) on the registry’s website.
The dedicated page (photo) also lists the 5 latest EOIs received.
PIR is offering .NGO and .ONG (the French translation of Non-Governmental Organisation) together. Registrants will need to meet 7 different sets of eligibility requirements. These range from being non-profit and under limited or no government influence to being structured as an NGO.
The NGO/ONG Sunrise is expected to start in October of this year, with General Availability in January 2015.