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03|03|2011 03:19 am EDT

.ORG Passes 9 Million Domain Registration Mark

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Registries, Up to the Minute

The .ORG registry, PIR, announced that it has recently passed the 9 Million Registration Mark, citing a 10.3% growth over 2010.

“Hitting the 9 million registration mark is a testament to both .ORG’s reputation and its impact within the Internet community,” said Brian Cute, CEO of .ORG, The Public Interest Registry. “.ORG remains a community-driven platform and has become the domain of choice for organizations, individuals, and companies to channel their passion toward a shared purpose with their community.”

[via PIR Press Release]

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March 3, 2011 @ 7:31 am EDT

You are late to the game, It had surpassed 9 million registrations months ago.

The number of .Org’s registered as of this morning is 9,457,727 which you can verify by going to

Frank Michlick

March 3, 2011 @ 9:26 am EDT

@Allen: Thanks for pointing this out, I wonder why the registry would put out their press release this late then. I doubt that their deletion rates are more than 5 figures per day, so I don’t think that they were afraid they’d drop under the amount again.


March 3, 2011 @ 3:13 pm EDT

Maybe they waited until they had 9 million names actually in their zone file?

All the cyrillic’s they sold in February don’t get put in the zone file until April. The registrants pay for 12 months of service but only get 10. Strangely, similar domains registered in March go live in the zone file immediately.

Pretty bizarre, really.

Registrants get trodden on again. Where’s ICANN? They don’t give a shit – they don’t have contracts with Registrants.

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