Non-US .ORG Registrations Grow Strongly As Overall Registrations Grow 2.6% In 2013

Public Interest Registry logoWhile .org registrations have slowed overall, the number of registrations outside of North America is growing strongly with nearly 40 percent of registrations stemming from abroad the latest Dashboard report from the Public Interest Registry shows.

In the 2013 calendar year, domains under registration (DUM) grew by 2.6 percent. But Asia continues to be a core growth region for .org, China, Japan and India are all represented in the top ten countries for .org registrations, and together comprise approximately six percent of the total .org market share. In fact, India alone has increased its .org registration market share by 50 percent 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.

The report reveals that 206,542 new .org domains were registered from January to December 2013, bringing the total number of .org DUM to more than 10,346,000 globally.

The largest TLD is .com, currently with 112.4 million registrations, followed by .tk (Tokelau – 21.5m), .de (Germany – 15.7m) and then .net (15.2m). China’s ccTLD, .cn has around 10.8m, .uk (United Kingdom (10.5m), while .org now has around 10.4m, .info (5.7m), .nl (Netherlands – 5.4m) and .ru (Russia – 4.9m).

For more information, see the Public Interest Registry news release below:

Public Interest Registry Releases Report Demonstrating Extended Growth Of The .ORG Domain In 2013

“The Dashboard” Report Shows Steady Rise in International Registrations

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 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 percent, respectively.

“The Dashboard” also highlights notable growth outside of North America, with nearly 40 percent 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 percent of the total .ORG market share. In fact, India alone has increased its .ORG registration market share by 50 percent 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.

“Historically, .ORG has been the trusted home for nonprofits all over the world. While that credibility still resonates today, it’s clear that the composition of users who carry out their passions, their ideas, and their missions on the .ORG domain is broadening,” said Brian Cute, CEO of Public Interest Registry, “Now more than ever, we’re seeing that .ORG is where action begins – for art and cultural institutions, clubs, sports teams, environmental and educational groups, as well as scientific, philosophic, and religious organisations. It is also the ideal domain to exercise social good or social entrepreneurship because .ORG is for businesses that think differently. As we charge ahead into 2014, we’re optimistic that we will reach new heights in Public Interest Registry’s pursuit to maintain .ORG as the trusted domain for individuals, businesses, and organisations worldwide, while also serving as a foundation for and complement to our soon-to-be-launched .NGO|.ONG domain offerings for global non-governmental organisations.”

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.
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