.PL Ends Domain Name Reservation Option

Last week the Polish ccTLD registry ended the possibility where it was possible to reserve .pl domain names for 14 days prior to registration. So now under .pl, it’s a first come, first served basis as is the norm for registering domain names in probably all other top-level domains.

After 8 January, .pl domain name reservations will be effected only by NASK in the following situations:

  • execution of the option for a .pl domain name, i.e. providing a domain name for registration for the benefit of an option holder in accordance with the information published on this website.
  • provision of a domain name for registration after a legally binding court decision.

With the withdrawal of reservations, NASK eliminates the status for unregistered .pl domain names that have passed after the reservation period, i.e. the BOOK_BLOCKED state. All reservations, from this moment on, will result in a direct release of a domain name to the public. NASK originally advised of the upcoming change in June 2019.