Total .ORG Domains Reaches 8.5 Million
The results are in! According to .ORG’s second bi-annual "The Dashboard" report, the .ORG domain has experienced unparalleled growth during the first half of 2010 in comparison to 2009’s half-year report. Case in point, in the first six months of 2010, the .ORG domain grew by 7.6 percent—more than doubling last year’s first half gain of 3.2 percent. Not to mention that this increase in registrations has brought .ORG’s total domains under management to an astounding 8.5 million. That’s 500,000 more .ORG communities than 6 months ago!
Needless to say that 2010 has proven to be a big year for us in other ways as well. On June 23 at ICANN 38 Brussels, .ORG achieved a major milestone in Internet security when it became the first generic top-level domain (gTLD) to offer full deployment of Domain Name System Security Extensions—otherwise known as DNSSEC. This news – coupled with .ORG’s 25th Anniversary on July 10 – has fostered tremendous growth for .ORG and remains a testament of the Public Interest Registry’s dedication to making the .ORG domain one of the most trusted and influential domains on the Internet.
Our Dashboard also revealed other key findings illustrating the strength of the .ORG domain:
- ORG realized a 16.5 percent growth in the first half of 2010 for New Creates, staying on par with results posted from .COM and .NET
- 77.1 percent of organizations renewed .ORG domains for 1 to 3years—an increase of 4 percent over 2009.
- A .ORG content analysis showed that healthcare and education related domains had the most significant growth for 2010, increasing 6 percent and 13.6 percent respectively since 2009.
- The U.S. and European Union (EU) continue to represent the regions with the most significant .ORG registrations, though China grew from 2 percent to 4 percent, and the Netherlands grew 1 percent to 3 percent in 2010.
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