Poland sees record year in domain name registrations

Poland sees record year in domain name registrations

The 2015 year was the best period in the history of the .pl domain in terms of the daily average number of .pl name registrations, according to the NASK’s report on the domain name market in the fourth quarter.

At the end of 2015, the .pl domain registry, with nearly 2.7 million names, held the eleventh position among the biggest ccTLD registries in the world. In 2015, a daily average of 3,068 names were entered in the .pl domain. For comparison in 2014, this was 2,818 names.

As in previous years, the number of registrations was the highest in the first quarter of the year, when the daily average was 3,165 new names registered. The results attained during the following quarters were 3,132 in the second, 3,066 in the third and 2,913 in the fourth quarter.

Last year was the sixth time the number of new registrations in the .pl registry exceeded 1 million, attaining a record level of 1.12 million names. The number of registrations was 91,000 higher than in 2014 and 31,000 higher than in 2011, which until now was the best year ever in the number of new registrations.

Almost three-quarters (74.4%) of names registered in the .pl domain were composed of only letters, and the average length of names was 11 characters. The maximum allowed length of 63 characters is held by 17 names.

Only 0.1 percent of names included only digits, while more often the names were composed of digits and/or letters and dashes (20.5%). At the end of 2015 the total number of names active in DNS in the .pl Registry amounted to 2.68 million.

Source: Telecompaper

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