In accordance with the previous announcements as of 28 February 2017, NASK accomplished the project of ceasing the service and registration of .pl domain names directly for the Subscribers.
The project's aim was to:
- complete a consecutive phase of deregulating the domain name market in Poland, commenced in December 2002, when the Registrar Partner Program was launched,
- meet the increasing expectations of domain name market, and in particular NASK's Partners, i.e. .pl domain registrars,
- strengthen the market position of the NASK's Partners,
- adapt the system, servicing domain names in the .pl registry, to the international standard, i.e. to operate in the Registry-Registrar model only,
- focus activities on stability and security of the .pl domain registry.
The above mentioned project proceeded in accordance with the schedule compiled by NASK. Its next stages were announced at our website www.dns.pl:
- 21 May 2015 announcement of the decision on planned cessation of the direct service and registration of .pl domain names
- 15 June 2015 cessation of direct registration by NASK
- 1 December 2015 enforcement of the provisions of the .pl Domain Name Regulations
- 30 November 2016 cessation of providing Administrative and Technical Service directly for the Subscribers
- 28 February 2017 release of the last .pl domain name whose Subscriber did not execute the Service transfer to a Partner.
Before the project was commenced, NASK had been servicing directly almost 20 thousand .pl domain names for ca. 10.5 thousand Subscribers. As the project proceeded:
- the Service of 86% of .pl domain names were transferred,
- 12% of .pl domain names were released to the group of available domain names after a 90-day period of holding their maintenance (Subscribers did not execute a Service transfer),
- 2% of .pl domain names were deleted after the agreement had been terminated by one of the parties.
Currently NASK concentrates its actions to provide highest service quality, stability and security of the .pl country code registry, leaving the role of the registrars to its Partners.