DotOrg Foundation’s Validation Scheme

I was curious enough about this to finally take the time to thoroughly read that part of the application. If I understand this correctly, “validation” is suggested to be a separate service which could only be purchased by .org registrants. Registr…

I was curious enough about this to finally take the time to thoroughly read that part of the application. If I understand this correctly, “validation” is suggested to be a separate service which could only be purchased by .org registrants. Registrants themselves would make certain statements subject to third-party validation (examples given include category of organization, financial policies and practices, governance structures, and the like). The validation status would be available online, and the organization would have the right to put a “DotORG seal” onto its web page, with a link to validation results. Included with the package would be an SSL server certificate.