According to a report .org grew by 10.1 percent over the last year, now more than 9 million registrations with an ‘org’ website domain.
Interesting to note, new .org registration increased by 14.6 percent and the average rate of renewal up to 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 InterestRegistry. “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.” Click here.
Some reports say that a .org website proves to be more dependable. A commissioned study by the Public Interest Registry says 81 percent of participants claim that they would trust in an ‘org’ website over Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn for trustworthy information. My take is it’s just another extension. The public chose this to be more trustworthy. org is the extension for ‘organizations’. I find more site taking advantage of the trust associated with it. A prime example is an ‘Attorney’ website. “Hey trust me, I have a .org website!!!”