Registrations for the .org domain grew by over a quarter over the past year, more than any other non-business domain, according to new figures from registrar and web hosting firm Fasthosts.
The company saw an increase of 27 per cent in the number of organisations plumping for the .org domain, which was set up to denote organisations dedicated to serving the public interest.
The strong growth in the suffix could be down to increasing interest from the charity sector, as non-profit organisations step up investment in web channels to stave off the effects of the recession, according to Fasthosts chief marketing officer Steve Holford.
"It is pleasing to note the growth of the .org community, and witness the remarkable difference that the web can deliver to non-profit organisations," he said.
"In challenging economic times, such groups are wise to leverage the efficiencies and visibility that online projects can offer. Just as the recession has led UK businesses to step up e-commerce efforts, the internet is the right logical step for non-profit groups to broaden their reach and safeguard their revenues."
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