Bi-Annual Dashboard Report – January to June 2014

It’s here! Our bi-annual Dashboard Report is now available – highlighting the growth of the .org domain and providing insight into our IDN gTLDs, including .संगठन, .机哪, & .орг.

Over the past twelve months, the total number of .org domains under management increased to 10,428,027 globally, a 1.4 percent increase in registrations since 2013.

Additional findings include:

  • Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and France also saw steady growth and continued to lead as the top five markets for .org registrants outside of the United States.
  • .org continues to experience a strong renewal rate of 73.9 percent; more than 55 percent of registrants renewed after one year, 72.3 percent of registrants renewed after their second year, and nearly 85 percent of registrants renewed after their third year.
  • .org domains help organisations from a wide variety of sectors to share their passions, ideas and causes online. Some top industries include information and manufacturing services, arts, entertainment and recreation.
  • Asia continues to be a strong growth market for the .org domain. In the first half of 2014, China,Japan and India saw notable growth, and now comprise more than 6 percent of the total .org market.

Public Interest Registry is the global, not-for-profit operator of the .org domain and three related International Domain Names. As a global leader of domain name management, and one of the original members of the domain name system, Public Interest Registry releases its bi-annual report, “The Dashboard,” to provide insights into .org registration growth and trends, as well as additional initiatives that Public Interest Registry is actively pursuing.

PIR Dashboard 1H 2014