Overall, .ORG registrations grew by 9.9% in 2011, reaching 9.6 million total domains under management by the end of 2011, a net gain of 411,002 for the second half of the year.
“The Dashboard” also revealed that:
- The renewal rate of existing .ORG websites for the second half of 2011 was 75.4%. (its interesting to note that is over a percentage higher than .com)
- .ORG has maintained consistent growth between 9%-10% annually for the past three years.
- .ORG Domains under Management rose from 3.9 million in 2005 to 9.6 million in 2011, an increase of 146 percent in seven years.
- North America and Europe continue to represent the regions with the most .ORG registrations, with Australia, China and Japan also making the top 10 country list for the second half of 2011.
“Also highlighted in “The Dashboard” for the second half of 2011 is PIR’s announcement of its intention to pursue the new domain extension, .NGO. This initiative is a major opportunity for non-governmental organizations (NGOs), a community that depends on those three letters to set itself apart from commercial or governmental bodies.”
“PIR believes that NGOs worldwide would benefit from .NGO as an exclusive signature online where they can effectively differentiate themselves and advance their missions. As part of this initiative, PIR intends to make the latest online innovations accessible to NGOs in both developed and developing countries.”