The Public Internet Registry (PIR) – which manages the .ORG extension, this week released the results of its bi-annual domain name report. The world’s third-largest generic top-level domain saw growth in the second half of 2011.
.ORG registrations grew by 9.9 percent in 2011, reaching 9.6 million total domains under management by the end of 2011 – a net gain of just over 400,000 domains for the second half of the year. This is the third time in as many years that .ORG has seen between 9 and ten percent annual growth.
"With Internet usage continuing to surge worldwide, and individuals and organizations alike placing even greater importance on doing good and promoting their passions online, it's no surprise that .ORG continued to see consistent and substantial growth during the second half of 2011," said Brian Cute, CEO of The Public Interest Registry. "We look forward to maintaining this consistent growth, as well as expanding globally in 2012."
In the report, PIR also indicated its intention to pursue the new domain extension, .NGO (non-governmental organizations).