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LusNIC – Portuguese language ccTLD's association formally constituted

LusNIC – Portuguese language ccTLD's association formally constituted

23-09-2015
LusNIC – Portuguese language ccTLD's association formally constituted
LusNIC – Portuguese language ccTLD's association formally constituted
23-09-2015
The LusNIC - Portuguese language ccTLD's association was formally constituted, in e-Show Portugal, integrating for now Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Portugal and Sao Tome and Principe. Angola has also formally expressed interest in joining the Association.

The Portuguese language has approximately 280 million speakers with Portuguese being the 5th most spoken language in the world and the most spoken language in the southern hemisphere. Recent data have shown that on the Internet, Portuguese is the 5th most used language; on social networks – Facebook and Twitter – it ranks 3rd, with approximately 32 million Portuguese outside their countries of origin.

There are approximately 260 ccTLDs worldwide. CENTR is the European organization of which .pt is a member and which comprises 52 registries in Europe. Also of note is the existence of other organizations of a more regional nature, such as the Latin American and Caribbean Association of ccTLDs (LACTLD), the Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Name Association (APTLD), and the African Top Level Domain Association (AfTLD), where the common objective of cooperation and development is achieved within a more common closer geographical framework.

An expression of common necessity and will has brought together the entities responsible for the management of the top-level domains .br, .cv,  .gw, .pt e  .st  to reach an agreement on LusNIC’s formal constitution as a private law association whose object focuses on multi-lateral institutional cooperation amongst the Portuguese-language registries within the scope of their areas of operations.

More information at www.lusnic.org