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Latin America and the Caribbean reach 10 million registered domains

The region achieves this milestone in the framework of sustained growth in the last few years


Montevideo, November 2020- In a complex 2020 in global terms, LACTLD members reached a milestone: they surpassed the barrier of 10 million domains in the region. 

This event responds to a growth trend of, at least, the last 4 years. In contrast to a 2020 that presented multiple complications, LACTLD members consolidated the growth in the number of managed domains. The current year started with about 9.5 million domains in the region. Until then, the maximum monthly growth peak since 2016 had been 1.55 percentage points. Between May and July, values ranged from 1 to 3 points, with July -at 3.04- being LACTLD’s peak, at least, since 2016.

From April of this year to date, there has been a marked upward curve in the number of registered domains. In line with the mentioned July peak, there was a sharp increase of 300.422 domains from June to July (the highest in recent years).

To understand the magnitude of this achievement and the rapid growth, precisely just one year ago the number of domains was 9.4 million. Currently, the amount managed by LACTLD exceeds it by 901 thousand domains.

“Reaching 10 million domains in the region is, without a doubt, a very important event for our Association. We are very happy because this does not happen by chance, but it responds to a solid and consistent work at regional level -that coincides with the sustained growth we have had in recent years-”, said Luis Arancibia, LACTLD’s President. “At the same time, the fact this milestone occurs in an extremely complicated 2020 globally, denotes the effort and resilience of both our organization and our members, in collaboration with all entities that are part of the Internet Ecosystem in the region. Without doubt, this makes us very happy, along with assuming it as the opening to a horizon of new challenges”, he added.

Even though this is an important milestone for LACTLD, its tasks transcend this achievement. Work such as bringing its members closer to judges, prosecutors and law enforcement agencies through the Illegal Content Forum, and the strengthening of the DNS in the region via projects such as LACTLD’s Anycast Cloud are some examples of its work for Internet development.