RESTON, Va., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR)—manager of the world’s third largest generic top-level domain (gTLD)—today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report, “The Dashboard,” detailing the robust growth of .ORG during the second half of 2011. Overall, .ORG registrations grew by 9.9 percent in 2011, reaching 9.6 million total domains under management (DUM) 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 percent.
- .ORG has maintained consistent growth between nine and 10 percent annually for the past three years.
- .ORG DUM 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.
For more information on “The Dashboard” or to download a copy, please visit http://pir.org/news.