Poland Has More Domains Than France

Based on statistics delivered by NASK (Polish domain registry) and AFNIC (.fr registry) as from December 1st 2008 there are more .PL domain names (including .com.pl and few other extensions) than .FR domains. This gives Polish .pl ccTLD 6th place in Europe with 1.29 million domain names registered.

Top 10 ccTLDs in Europe

.de (Germany) – 12.4 mln
.co.uk (United Kingdom) – 7.2 mln
.nl (Netherlands) – 3.16 mln
.ru (Russia) – 1.8 mln
.it (Italy) – 1.61 mln
.pl (Poland) – 1.29 mln
.fr (France) – 1.28 mln
.ch (Switzerland) – 1.17 mln
.es (Spain) – 1.1 mln
.dk (Denmark) – 0.96 mln

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.eu (European Union) – 2.96 mln – this TLD should be treated more like .com or maybe .asia but not like ccTLD (Country Code Top Level Domain).

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Distribution of different extensions among .pl ccTLD

.pl – 865.000 domains – 67%
.com.pl – 244.000 domains – 19%
.net.pl – 27.000 domains – 2%
.waw.pl – 20.000 domains – 1.5%
.org.pl – 19.000 domains – 1.4%
others – 115.000 domains – 9%

Source: www.dns.pl

Polish ccTLD is one of the fastest growing TLDs in the world – growth rate in the last 12 months – 66.7%.

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3 Comments »

  1. Interesting stats. So what’s your portfolio consist mostly of? .pl? Does one have to live in Poland to register .pl domains?

  2. Daniel Dryzek said

    @Jamie – Yes, I have more than 10k .pl domains in my portfolio (it’s more than 70% of all my domains). Anybody can register .pl domains and you don’t need to have address or live in Poland to register Polish domain names.

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