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Despite Competition from New gTLDs .ORG Continues to Grow with Registrations Passing the 10.4 Million Mark&nbs

The report said .org finished 2Q-2014 with 10,428,027 global registrations, a 1.4% increase over the past 12 months. That is certainly not meteoric growth but in the face of so much new competition (several hundred new gTLDs have already been released) it is still respectable. Of course, there are hundreds more new gTLDs coming (including a couple PIR will operate themselves, .NGO and .ONG , alongside three IDNs they have already introduced) and the public will presumably become more familiar with new gTLDs in general - so maintaining growth isn't going to get any easier for traditional TLDs. PIR CEO Brian Cute Still PIR has reason for optimism. .Org, used by many of the world's most widely known and respected non-profit organizations, is a strong, almost universally recognized TLD, with a loyal user base. That is reflected in .org's solid 74% renewal rate (that jumps to n...

Full article: http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/...

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