.ORG Surpasses 8.5 Million Domains

The latest edition of the bi-annual .org domain name report, “The Dashboard,” is now available.

Public Internet Registry (PIR), the operator of the .org domain extension released the report, which showed 7.6% growth in the .org domain in the first half of 2010. That’s twice the growth compared to 2009 and signals continued strength in the .org extension.

Some other figures of interest:

  • The growth of .org in the first half of 2010 outpaced both .com and .net over the same period.
  • New creates for .org showed 16.5% growth, on par with both .com and .net.
  • 77.1% of organizations renewed their .org domains for one to three years, an increase of 4% over 2009.
  • North America and the European Union continued to represent the regions with the most .org registrations. China showed growth of 4% in the first half of 2010.

With over 8.5 million .org domains registered, .org is the third largest generic top-level domain (gTLD), behind .com and .net.

You can always download the latest version of the “The Dashboard” from PIR’s website at http://pir.org/news/dashboard

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