“The Dashboard”, a bi-annual domain name report by the Public Interest Registry, has showed strong growth for the world’s third largest generic top-level domain — .org.
According to the report, .org grew by 10.1 percent compared to the same time last year, with growth also driving the total domains for .org to more than 9 million registrations.
Additional facts from the report include that new .org registration increased by 14.6 percent and the average blended rate of renewal was 75.8 percent during the first half of 2011.
"Yet again, we're seeing significant growth of the .org domain as Web users worldwide continue to see the value in using a trusted, secure domain to educate, mobilize and empower their communities," says Brian Cute, CEO of .org, The Public Interest Registry. "By June 2011, the .org domain reached 9.2 million domains under management, a monumental figure compared to the 3.9 million in 2005. These numbers are clear indicators that .org is well-positioned to take advantage of the Internet growth that we continue to see occur."
Further research shows that .org websites also prove to be dependable. In a separate study commissioned by the Public Interest Registry, 81 percent of participants claim that they would choose an organizations website over Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn for trustworthy information.