Public Interest Registry – the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain – today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report, “The Dashboard,” detailing the international and domestic growth of .ORG from January to July 2013.
Specifically, the report revealed that new .ORG registrations increased by 13.6 percent in the first half of 2013.
Other findings from “The Dashboard” include:
- .ORG has reached 10.3 million domains under management (DUM) representing a net gain of 206,170 new DUM for the first half of 2013, which is an average of 34,361 new DUM per month for a 2% increase.
- Strong growth in key international markets— specifically in India, who jumped into the top 10 market for .ORG for the first time.
- .ORG DUM has increased by 86.8 percent since 2007.
- Public Interest Registry has passed ICANN’s initial evaluation for management of six new gTLD’s including .NGO, .ONG and four internationalized domain names (IDNs)
Additionally, over the past year, Public Interest Registry conducted a comprehensive international research study on the overall awareness of the .ORG and .NGO/.ONG top-level domains.
This study was conducted in key markets including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Brazil and India.
The research found that in India, .ORG has surged as a Top Level Domain in the past four years with domains under management jumping from just 91,000 to nearly 150,000, a 60% increase.