The Domain Name Preservation Society

A non-profit community trust dedicated to protecting endangered domain names in their wild state for future generations to enjoy.

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Our Mission
Each day, tens of thousands of our precious domain names are bought by greedy corporations and squandered for non-sustainable commercial development.

The Domain Name Preservation Society was founded to combat this reckless consumption of our resources in the simplest and most effective manner possible. We ask our contributors to purchase threatened domain names and point their records at our Domain Name Sanctuary, where the domain names can exist peacefully in a near-wild state.

How To Contribute
DNPS does not accept monetary contributions of any kind. Instead, we ask for your direct help with our domain name conservation effort.

Here are the steps you must follow to protect a domain name:

  1. Register the domain name. You may wish to consult the list of inexpensive registrars below.
  2. Arrange for the A records for the domain and any subdomains you wish to protect to point to the address (same as the address for
If you contribute to our effort, please let us know.

We hope to offer free DNS for domains in the sanctuary in the future.

Buying Domains
We receive many inquiries about buying and selling domains. However, the DNPS does not own any of the domains in the sanctuary, and we are categorically opposed to buying and selling domains like common chattel. If you still wish to make such an inquiry, you will have to contact the individual owner of the domain directly. To determine who owns a domain, please use a Whois service, such as


Political and Social
The Center For Democracy & Technology
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
The Domain Name Rights Coalition
The Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Fighting Force of Extraordinary Magnitude
The Internet Society
Noncommercial Domain Name Holders Constituency

Inexpensive Domain Registrars

Contact Us
Please address all correspondence to


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