"The Dashboard" Shows .ORG Registrations Grew 11% in the First Half of 2009
RESTON, VA–(Marketwire – October 06, 2009) – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (www.pir.org) announces today the release of their first bi-annual domain name report, "The Dashboard." Among other industry data, "The Dashboard" reveals that registrations for .ORG grew 11%, up to 7.69 million total registrations in the first half of 2009, compared to a year ago. This is significant since the growth rate outpaces other well known Top Level Domains (TLDs) such as .com and .net in a year otherwise marked by economic downturn. Similarly, from January to June, .ORG experienced the highest percentage growth at 5% compared to other TLDs.
"The Dashboard" also contains for the first time information on the type, density and diversity of content provided by organizations who have registered a .ORG address. The content available is related not only to non-profit organizations, but also to healthcare, arts and culture, associations, sports and teams, schools, environmental, open source software, charity and religion to name a few.
Beyond key industry data, "The Dashboard" describes the many key initiatives and innovations lead by PIR, the company behind .ORG, in the first half of 2009. Some notable initiatives include becoming the first and largest open TLD to successfully sign with Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC), PIR’s leadership in the industry to adopt and advocate policies against abuses such as phishing, malware and spam, as well as programs to shine the spotlight on the millions of growing causes worldwide.
"’The Dashboard’ report highlights the diversity of content available under a .ORG address, which goes a long way to explain the phenomenal growth and appeal of the .ORG domain name, even compared to many traditional choices available in the marketplace," said Alexa Raad, CEO of .ORG, The Public Interest Registry.
"The Dashboard" can be found at www.pir.org/news
About .ORG, The Public Interest Registry
Trusted across all ages, backgrounds and nationalities, .ORG is where people turn to find credible information, get involved, fund causes and support advocacy. .ORG, The Public Interest Registry empowers the global noncommercial community to use the Internet more effectively and, concurrently, takes a leadership position among Internet stakeholders on policy and related issues. The .ORG domain is the Internet’s third largest "generic" or non-country specific top-level domain with more than 7 million domain names registered worldwide. .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, was founded by the Internet Society in 2002. It is based in Reston, Virginia, USA.