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.ORG Soars Past 8.5 Million Registrations

dot org logoAn increase of over 500,000 domain name registrations in the previous six months saw the number of .ORG domains registered soar past 8.5 million according to the latest bi-annual report from the .ORG registry, the Public Interest Registry.

The first six months of 2010 saw registrations increase 7.6 per cent, more than double the increase of the first half of 2009, according to The Dashboard.

Other highlights of the latest edition of The Dashboard are:

  • ORG realised a 16.5 per cent growth in the first half of 2010 for New Creates, staying on par with results posted from .COM and .NET
  • 77.1 per cent of organizations renewed .ORG domains for one to three years – an increase of four per cent over 2009
  • a .ORG content analysis showed that healthcare and education related domains had the most significant growth for 2010, increasing six per cent and 13.6 per cent respectively since 2009
  • the US and European Union continue to represent the regions with the most significant .ORG registrations, though China grew from two per cent to four percent, and the Netherlands grew one per cent to three per cent in 2010.

“The staggering growth of .ORG is proof that we’re successfully expanding our influence across a wide array of registered businesses, for-profit companies and special interests while also continuing to serve the greater non-profit community,” said Alexa Raad, CEO of .ORG, The Public Interest Registry.

“With our overall number now reaching over 8.5 million, it only further illustrates the continued appeal of a .ORG address and how our domain is viewed as a trusted and secure source both domestically and internationally.”

Complementing .ORG’s notable growth thus far in 2010 was the announcement that .ORG is now offering full DNSSEC deployment. On June 23, 2010, during ICANN 38 Brussels, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry announced that it has taken the final step to become the first gTLD to offer full deployment of Domain Name System Security Extensions—otherwise known as DNSSEC.

To download the latest edition of The Dashboard, see pir.org/pdf/dashboard_1H_2010.pdf.

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