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.pt domains grows 35% in August

16-09-2020
.pt domains grows 35% in August
16-09-2020
.PT reached a total of 6,843 new direct registrations in .pt, in the month of August, which represents an increase of 35% compared to the same period of 2019 and shows the concern of the Portuguese in adapting to a context of a pandemic. July data - with a growth of 17.28% over the same period last year - and the first half of September indicate that the summer may close with the best results ever.

Of the new .pt registrations, more than 50% are catering and domestic service companies, gyms and social solidarity projects - many of which had no internet presence before the pandemic. 

The most recent data on the number of .pt registrations were presented this Wednesday in a session organized by .PT on the growth of the Portuguese presence in the internet during the pandemic and the importance of the digital transformation in response to the effects caused by Covid -19. The event, at Teatro Thalia, in Lisbon, was attended by the Minister of State, Economy and Digital Transition, Pedro Siza Vieira, the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, and the Secretary of State for Digital Transition, André de Aragão Azevedo.

"In a moment of forced social detachment, it is essential to actively contribute to digital inclusion and online security, something that we encourage a lot through initiatives with citizens. We have to work on what is the most advanced use of the Internet, with confidence and security”, reinforces Luisa Ribeiro Lopes, .PT Chairman of the Board of Directors.

To encourage digital inclusion and contribute to the safe use of the Internet, .PT has just launched a special campaign, available at www.confio.pt, which includes the offer, for one year, of the CONFIO trustmark, in the registration of a .pt domain. The CONFIO trustmark results from a partnership between .PT, ACEPI and DECO, and is a certificate attributed to websites that comply with the best practices of the digital market and the use of the internet.

The new .PT corporate video was also presented at the event, which is available here.