.ORG On Track To Grow 10 Percent by Year End.
I’m happy to report that .ORG domain registrations grew by 4 percent in the first six months of 2011, and 10.1 percent in the last twelve months – according to .ORG’s “The Dashboard” report. The increase propelled .ORG’s total domains under management past the 9 million mark in March 2011 and is well under way to reaching a huge milestone – 10 million domains!
Some other great findings from our Dashboard include:
- .ORG reached 9.2 million DUM by the end of June, which indicated a net gain of over 350,000 registrations for the first half of 2011.
- .ORG experienced a consistent 4.0 rate increase in the first half of 2011.
- During the first half of 2011, new .ORG registrations (not counting renewals) increased by 14.6 percent while the average blended rate of renewal (the average of one, two and three or more years) was 75.8 percent.
- The U.S. and European Union (EU) continue to represent the regions with the most significant .ORG registrations, with Italy and Japan entering the top 10 list of markets for the first half of 2011.
Our big year has been underscored by a study, commissioned by PIR, on the health and status of traditional websites versus corporate social media. The study indicated that 81 percent of web surfers still chose an organization’s website – over Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn – as the most trustworthy place to find information. And actually, almost half of all respondents – 47 percent – would choose .ORG over .COM, .NET and .INFO to post information on a cause about which they are passionate and during a time of crisis, 39 percent of Americans turn to .ORG for information.
I encourage you to download the complete report, please click here. The Dashboard is published every six months, if you would like to receive notification and copies of the report by email, please submit your request to media (at) pir.org so we can add you to our contact list.