Brazil’s ccTLD manager, NIC.BR and .RADIO’s domain name registrar, EBU (European Broadcasting Union) have announced that the registrations for .BR and .RADIO have touched 4 million and 2500 respectively. This growth can be attributed to the security and infrastructural precautions taken by NIC.BR and EBU for .BR and .RADIO.
According to NIC.BR, .BR became the 7th largest ccTLD in the world with 4 million domain name registrations as a result of a large number of investments that were made to boost the internet infrastructure in Brazil. They say that one of these investments included incorporating traffic exchange points that promoted the interconnection between networks to reduce the costs for customers.
In addition to these infrastructural changes, NIC.BR also revealed that they added security features in the .BR domain such as token and encryption to strengthen both the accounts of Registro.br users, and their respective domains. They claim that this addition allowed internet users in Brazil to trust the .BR domain and register for the ccTLD without any hassles.
Parallely, EBU, the manager of .RADIO claim that the registrations for the nTLD have reached 2500 within a year’s time. They also say that the reason for this rise is a result of the growing number of radio stations and the security measures taken by the EBU to promote the domain.
EBU say that in a bid to prevent “cyber-squatting,” applications for domains are checked by them to ensure they meet the security criteria. They also claim that EBU are taking enough measures with respect to infrastructure and promo campaigns so that registrations for .RADIO receive a further boost.
Alain Artero, .RADIO TLD manager at EBU, commented:
We’re now beginning a campaign to develop the awareness of .radio and its adoption in the other parts of the world, especially in Africa and Asia.
We hope that the growth story for .BR and .RADIO continues just as it did for .IE after its registrar made amends into its registration policies.