1&1 Registered .ORG Domains Up 31 Percent in Past Year

Philadelphia — May 29
Web Host 1&1 Internet Inc. revealed that it has seen impressive growth in the number of .ORG domain names registered by its customers worldwide. The number of 1&1 registered .ORG domains increased by about 31 percent during the past 12 months, suggesting an increase in Web activity in the nonprofit and charity sectors.

With the availability of .ORG domains for only $6.99 per year — including a five-page Web site, search-engine submission and private registration — it has never been easier or more affordable to take a good cause to the Web. 1&1 joins the .ORG Public Interest Registry (PIR) and its World Voices campaign in recognizing the remarkable achievements of the .ORG community.

While Web adoption is most often analyzed in terms of small businesses and personal publishing activity, 1&1 reveals evidence to show that small scale nonprofit and social activism Web sites are making impressive gains on the Internet. Between December 2006 and December 2007, the world's largest Web host registered more than 70,000 .ORG domains, seeing a unique and impressive increase of 31 percent.

The availability of affordable, out-of-the-box Web solutions has no doubt helped accelerate the progress of nonprofit, charity and social activism Web sites. In 2008, it can take as little as 30 minutes and a few clicks to give a voice to a cause or activity, with the average user today having tools at their fingertips previously reserved to large organizations.

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