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.ORG Sixth Largest TLD As Registrations Grow Strongly

Public Interest Registry .ORG logoThe number of .ORG domain names grew by 7.7 per cent in the first half of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, with the total number of domains registered totalling 9.9 million at the end of June, the Public Interest Registry revealed in its latest bi-annual report The Dashboard.

The number of .ORG domain names now totals 10.064 million with the ten millionth registration happening on 24 June according to a PIR news release dated 11 July. So either registrations temporarily went backwards or there are several ways to count .ORG domain names!

The report also notes the number of registered .ORG domain names increased from 3.9 million in 2006 to 9.9 million by the end of June 2012 – a net gain of 305,948 for the first half of the year and an increase of 154 percent over seven years.

The largest TLD globally is naturally .COM with around 104.127m domain names registered. Second is .DE (Germany) with 15.159m registrations then .NET (14.767m). Following is .TK (Tokelau – 10.5m), .UK (United Kingdom – 10.179m), .ORG (10.055m), .INFO (8.118m).NL (Netherlands – 5.015m), .RU (Russian Federation – 3.928m), .EU (European Union – 3.644m) and then .BR (3m).

The blended renewal rate for .ORG, the average renewal rate from the first to the third year, of existing .ORG websites for the first half of 2012 was 75.4 per cent.

PIR has also applied for six new top level domains: .NGO, .ONG and four internationalised domains that translate into “organisation,” “org” or “structured organisation” in Devanagari, Cyrillic and Chinese-simplified scripts.

“We have seen tremendous growth of the .ORG domain over the last few years, underscoring the fact that .ORG remains the go-to online home for individuals and companies advancing their cause or mission,” said Brian Cute, CEO of Public Interest Registry. “What’s more is that the year ahead also promises to be an exciting one for PIR. Not only will we remain focused on continuing to expand the .ORG domain globally and in new markets such as India, Russia and China, but we will also be introducing complementary domain options – such as .NGO or .ONG – that will, like .ORG, serve as trusted online venues for nonprofit and nongovernmental communities worldwide.”

For more information on “The Dashboard” or to download a copy, see pir.org/news

Three Million .BR Domains

NIC.br logoThe three millionth .BR domain name was registered on 31 July the Brazilian registry announced this week.

The Brazilian ccTLD is the seventh largest ccTLD NIC.br noted in their news release. The registry says the large number of .BR domain names proves Brazilians prefer their own ccTLD.

Assisting the growth of .BR NIC.br notes has been the implementation of DNSSEC, the creation of a number of second level domains (b.br for banks, jus.br for the judiciary and leg.br for government as well as emp.br and eco.br) as well as making it easier to register domains and providing better infrastructure.

The largest ccTLD is .DE (Germany) with 15.1 million active registrations, followed by .TK (Tokelau – 10.5m), .UK (United Kingdom – 10.2m), .NL (Netherlands – 5m), .RU (Russian Federation – 3.9m), .EU (European Union – 3.6m) and then .BR.

Joint Brazilian NIC/ICANN Project Leads to Faster and Safer DNS Resolution in Brazil

ICANN logoThe Brazilian Network Information Center (NIC.br), in cooperation with ICANN has completed an improvement to the Internet infrastructure that increases the resilience to potential abuse or attacks on Domain Name Service (DNS) by boosting name resolution capacity.

NIC.br has installed 14 new anycast copies of ICANN‘s L-Root server, which were originally installed in California.

“This new infrastructure reduces response time in Brazil for domains from all over the world,” said Frederico Neves, director of technology services at the NIC.br. “But its most relevant impact is greatly increasing security, by distributing international connectivity to the name resolution service independently and at the root of the Internet in the country.”

As of today, L-Root copies operate together with .br servers at Internet Exchange Points (PTTMetro) across Brazil. Of the 20 current locations for those points, 14 will reap benefits from this latest infrastructure improvement.

“Root name servers are a critical part of the Internet’s infrastructure,” said Joe Abley, Director of ICANN‘s DNS Group. “These new servers distributed across Brazil are part of a global effort to improve DNS response time, security and general stability for all users.”

This ICANN announcement was sourced from:
www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-2-11may12-en.htm

199,379 Un-Renewed Domains Released in Brazil

NIC BR - Brazil - logoLast Saturday, 2 October, NIC Brasil, the registry for .BR (Brazil) domain names, released 199,379 domain names that were not renewed by their owners.

The full list of domain names that were released can be seen at:
https://www.nameaction.com/Brasil_Listados/brasil_nuevo.html

For more information in Portuguese see registro.br/info/proclib.html.

America Registry logoTo register your .BR domain name, check out America Registry here.