Sedo, a domain marketplace, has brokered the largest sale of a .org domain to date. Brokered on behalf of National A-1 Advertising, the domain poker.org was sold to PokerCompany.com for the sum of $1 million. Prior to the sale of poker.org, the highest .org sale was $198,000 for engineering.org, followed by sexe.org which sold for $151,400. The sale price for poker.org is smaller than those of some of the largest .com sales, which rang in at $5.1 million for Toys.com, and $3 Million for the candy.com sale. Edit: Sex.com was the largest .com sale at $14M. Fund.com was notable in that it sold for $10 million.
Domain registrations for .org’s have risen recently, up 11% in the first half of 2009 over the same period a year before according to pir.org Currently there are over 7 million .org domain registrations, making .org’s the third largest domain extension, trailing only .com and .net.