The Association DNS.PT, the Portuguese Registry responsible for running the .PT country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD), recently announced a new record for .PT domain name registrations that outstripped parallel European domain name growth threefold.
On 17 May 2018, DNS.PT announced that new registrations under .PT reached 44,782 and this was only in relation to the first quarter of 2018. In April 2018 alone, there were 9,010 new .PT domain name registrations.
Luisa Gueifão, Chair of the DNS.PT Association’s Board of Directors, stated that;
“Since Associação DNS.PT assumed the role of the Portuguese ccTLD Registry, .PT has been one of the three fastest growing domains in Europe. Last year the growth was 12% compared to the European scenario of 4%, so the good performance and experience makes DNS.PT a reference that serves as a model and inspiration for many other European countries.”
There are 1.1 million domain names currently registered under .PT and the Registry believes that the continued growth and strength of .PT domain name registrations can, in part, be attributed to the role that it has been playing with regard to the “promotion of the Internet and the digital economy in Portugal”. In particular DNS.PT has supported projects that help “increase the digital literacy levels and combat info-exclusion and digital divide”. According to Luisa Gueifão, “it is fundamental to think about the Internet without forgetting the people“.
To visit the .PT Registry’s website, please click here.
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