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.pl Internet domain registration
Introduced 1990
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry NASK
Sponsor NASK
Intended use Entities connected with  Poland
Actual use Very popular in Poland
Registration restrictions No restrictions stated
Structure Registrations can be made directly at second level, or at third level beneath various second level labels
Dispute policies PIIT arbitration (for Polish entities)
WIPO expedited arbitration (for foreign entities)
Website dns.pl

.pl is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Poland, administered by NASK, the Polish research and development organization. It is one of the founding members of CENTR.


The .pl domain was created in 1990, following the mitigation of the COCOM embargo on technological collaboration with post-communist countries. The first subdomain in .pl was .pwr.pl, belonging to the Wrocław University of Technology.

NASK is a Sector Member [1] of ITU-T since 2004 and plays an active role [2] in Study Group 17 working on Internationalized Domain Names (IDN). Andrzej Bartosiewicz, Head of the DNS Division at NASK, acts as Rapporteur [3] for Question 16, dedicated to IDN.

Second-level domains[edit]

Several functional and regional domains exist. Most popular are:

Functional domains[edit]

Regional domains[edit]

(There are more than 100 regional SLDs in Poland.)

Many registrants prefer to create their own second-level domains, directly under .pl — as of 2012, over 1,500,000 such domains are registered.[4]

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