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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 worldwide growth of .org over the past year. The report reveals that in the past twelve months the total number of .org domains under management increased to 10,428,027 globally, a 1.4 percent increase in registrations since 2013.
Other findings outlined in “The Dashboard” include the following:
Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and France also saw steady growth and continued to lead as the top five markets for .org registrants outside of the United States.
.org continues to experience a strong renewal rate of 73.9 percent; more than 55 percent of registrants renewed after one year, 72.3 percent of registrants renewed after their second year, and nearly 85 percent of registrants renewed after their third year.
.org domains help organisations from a wide variety of sectors to share their passions, ideas and causes online. Some top industries include information and manufacturing services, arts, entertainment and recreation.
“The Dashboard” also reveals that Asia continues to be a strong growth market for the .org domain. In the first half of 2014, China, Japan and India saw notable growth, and now comprise more than 6 percent of the total .org market.