NASK (Naukowa i Akademicka Sieć Komputerowa), the registry for Poland’s .PL ccTLD revealed that they have recorded a rise of 246,000 domain name registration in the first quarter of 2018. They registry believes that this rise is a result of their concrete efforts to boost awareness of the .PL ccTLD via DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) workshops, free consultancies and animated information workshops.
According to NASK’s Q1 report, there were 2,570,276 active .PL domain names registered to over one million registrants by the end of March 2018. It further states that the total number of registrants increased by almost 6,000 and 2,700 domain names were registered on average per day.
In the report, NASK have claimed that the inclusion of DNSSEC workshops into their plan of actions bore fruit during the quarter with the number of .PL domain names secured witnessing, a massive increase from the previous quarter. Along with the workshops that were conducted, NASK also revealed in the report that they had conducted ‘Internet Domain Day’ on 15th March 2018, to promote the ccTLD through educational and informational campaigns.
Delighted with this boost, Wojciech Kamieniecki, Director at NASK commented:
On 15 March the .pl registry organized in NASK, in media and on the streets of Warsaw a first ever Internet Domain Day. That event was the initiation of an education information campaign directed to current and future .pl domain name registrants. Next year the .pl registry is going to expand the scope of activities of celebrating the Internet Domain Day.