Key Findings Show that 2010 .ORG Registrations Grew 7.6 Percent during First Six Months - Total .ORG Domains Reaches 8.5 Million
RESTON, Va. (August 17, 2010) - .ORG, The Public Interest Registry today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report, “The Dashboard,” detailing the continued unparalleled growth of the world’s third largest generic Top Level Domain (gTLD). In the first six months of 2010, the .ORG domain grew by 7.6 percent—more than doubling last year’s first half gain of 3.2 percent. This increase in registrations has brought .ORG’s total domains under management to an astounding 8.5 million.
Domain Cements Leadership Role in Widespread DNSSEC Adoption
Reston, Va. (July 26, 2010) – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) today announced it has inserted its Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) key into the Internet root zone, joining the top of the Internet's "chain of trust." As the first generic top-level domain (TLD) to offer full DNSSEC deployment, the news dovetails .ORG’s June announcement that the third largest top-level domain is now signing second-level delegations.
Reston, Va. (July 20, 2010) – .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) today announced that three leading registrars - Go Daddy, DynDNS.com and NamesBeyond – now support Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) for .ORG domain names, adding an extra layer of security of all .ORG domain name holders.
RESTON, Va., July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As one of the original top-level domains, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) today congratulates The MITRE Corporation for being the first registrant 25 years ago with the .ORG domain. Purchased on July 10, 1985, MITRE.org jumpstarted over 8 million subsequent registrations by becoming the very first .ORG domain holder.
Brussels, Belgium -(June 23, 2010) .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) today announced that it has taken the final step to become the first generic top-level domain (gTLD) to offer full deployment of Domain Name System Security Extensions or DNSSEC.
RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - June 21, 2010) - .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR), today announced that Maarten Botterman has been elected as the Chairman of the PIR Board of Directors. Maarten succeeds Barbara Fraser, who has held the position since 2007.
World's Third Largest Domain Posts 8.4 Percent Growth in 2009
RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2010) - In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the introduction of Internet domains, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry is pleased to announce that the trusted .ORG domain is now home to over 8 million registrations. With a growth of 8.4 percent in 2009, the domain has officially cemented its place as the world's third largest generic Top Level Domain (gTLD), according to the organization's bi-annual "Dashboard" report.
.ORG, The Public Interest Registry to Complete Its Final Step of DNSSEC Deployment by June 30, 2010
RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2010) - .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) today announced plans to complete the final step to realizing full DNSSEC deployment in the .ORG registry by accepting second level signed .ORG zones beginning in June of 2010. This positions .ORG as the first generic top-level domain (TLD) to offer full DNSSEC deployment.
.ORG wins WebAward for Website Redesign and is a Finalist for the NonProfit PR Awards
Reston, VA (MarketWire - October 20, 2009)- .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, www.pir.org, announced today that they have won a WebAward, for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development for the Technology Standard of Excellence. Additionally, the company is a finalist in the 2009 PR News NonProfit PR Awards for Marketing.