.PT Reaches One Million Registrations Milestone

The number of domain names under Portugal’s ccTLD, .pt, passed the one millionth registration mark, DNS.PT announced Tuesday.

The domain name nominated to be the one the one that saw registrations tick past the one millionth was meckos.pt, registered by Meckos, an industrial textile machinery, based in Fafe.

2017 was one of the best years ever for the Portuguese country code top level domain with an additional 100,891 domain names registered and so far in 2018 there have been more than 23,000 domain names registered under .pt. In January, for example, 10,693 new domain names were registered, a growth of 30% compared to the same period last year.

With the international delegation completed in 1988, the first domain name registered was dns.pt. Since 2013, the date of the establishment of the DNS.PT Association, .PT has been one of the three fastest growing ccTLDs in Europe.

Within a framework of growth and innovation, the DNS.PT Association has also been playing an important role in boosting the internet, digital skills, inclusion of citizens and businesses and digital economy in Portugal by supporting projects, initiatives and entities associated with the internet in general.