.PL in the Spotlight...
NASK, the registry operator of the .PL country-code Top-Level Domain, recently released its second quarter 2010 report on the state of the .PL registry. HEXONET would like to share some of the stats with you as well as some interesting facts about the .PL domain in general.
The PL registry finished the second quarter with over 1,834, 726 .PL domains registered. This is on the heels of a record breaking first quarter for NASK. Clearly, the popularity of .PL is growing domestically, regionally and even internationally. In fact, among the ten (10) largest European national registries, .PL is growing the fastest. The .PL registry now only trails .IT (Italy) in terms of EU ccTLD rankings for total domains registered.
Annual Growth Rate of EU-based ccTLD Registries
The secondary domain market in Poland is has grown tremendously. Both Namedrive and Sedo are very active in this market as well as local players like Aftermarket.pl and Dropped.pl. Even the lastest MeetDomainers European conference was held last week in Sopot, Poland.
With the this growing market, NASK is even providing tools and services for domain investors. Some of the Registry services include:
- DNT (Domain Name Tasting) - Allows you to activate a new domain for a trial period of 14 days at a very low fee. During that period your domain is fully active on your DNS servers. DNT allows you to ‘test-drive’ your domain before you decide to buy it.
- WLS (Wait List Services) - Gives the WLS holder the first right to register a domain name if the current subscriber cancels their registration and the domain becomes available within 3 years.
- NASK Drop Lists - The Registry publishes free drop lists for domainers three times a day.
.PL at a Glance:
Available Domains: .pl (plus .com.pl, info.pl, net.pl, org.pl, info.pl, biz.pl)
Pricing: View pricing
Requirements: Anyone can register a .PL domain
Registration Period: 1-10yrs.
IDN Capable: Yes