PIR, the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG Top Level domain name extension, today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report, “The Dashboard,” detailing the increased growth of .ORG throughout 2013.
The report reveals that 206,542 new .ORG domains were registered from January to December 2013, bringing the total number of .ORG domains under registration (DUM) to more than 10,346,000 globally.
Other findings outlined in “The Dashboard” include the following:
· The number of .ORG domains under registration (DUM) grew by 2.6 percent in 2013.
· When it comes to renewal, 85 percent of .ORG registrants renew their domains for at least three years or more.
· The organisational make-up of the global .ORG community remains diverse with the majority of registrants (20 percent) representing wiki and open source-related causes.
· Charities, schools, and recreational clubs and groups are all equally represented at 8%, respectively.
“The Dashboard” also highlights notable growth outside of North America, with nearly 40% of .ORG registrations stemming from overseas. For example, as Asia continues to be a core growth region for .ORG, China, Japan and India are all represented in the top 10 countries for .ORG registrations, and together comprise approximately 6% of the total .ORG market share.
India alone has increased its .ORG registration market share by 50% between 2012 and 2013 and now boasts more than 159,700 .ORG domains.
The United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Australia, and France remain the top five international markets for .ORG registrants by country outside of the U.S. overall.
Within “The Dashboard,” Public Interest Registry offers insight into its vision and preparations for the 2014 public unveiling of the .NGO and .ONG domains – in addition to four other internationalized domain names (IDNs) that translate into “organisation,” “org” or “structured organisation” in Devanagari, Russian Cyrillic and Chinese-simplified scripts. Public Interest Registry’s applications to create and manage the .NGO|.ONG domains and the new native IDNs were approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in 2013.
For more information on “The Dashboard” or to download a copy, please visit http://pir.org/news.…