Questions about the .PL domain zone

Started by Drupas, Sep 06, 2022, 03:48 AM

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Hey there!

I stumbled upon an interesting domain zone for the first time - .PL. Recently, I was keeping an eye on a specific domain name that was supposed to be released this morning. However, it appears that has intercepted it and is now trying to sell it through a form on their website. I reached out to them to inquire about the transfer procedure and payment details, but they requested my registration data instead of giving me access to a personal account. As per their website, they claim to be a registrar of domains, but their transfer process seems off.

Could someone help me understand what it means when the status of a domain name is "queued up for registration" as displayed in the whois? Also, has anyone worked with before and can they be trusted? I found their lack of a panel, and all operations being done via support email quite unusual. Finally, I am curious if it is possible to transfer from to another registrar.

Thanks for your help in advance!


Hey there!

I'm curious about the offered price for registering a domain on .PL. Is it possible to get a cheaper registration than what is currently being offered? I've heard that registration could be as low as $3, but I want to confirm this information. Additionally, it would be great to know the cost of prolongation, which I've heard is around $12.

Furthermore, it makes me wonder why a registrar like would need to operate without a panel.

On another note, I've heard that domain reservation is an option for those who aren't sure about a specific domain name or if they want to resell it. It's essentially a pre-registration process, and payment can be made within 14 days. If payment isn't made, the reservation is dropped.

Thanks for your input!


Hey there!

Did you know that the .PL domain zone has been around for more than 30 years and has been growing in popularity since the early 2000s? By 2009, more than a million domain names were registered in the .PL zone, which had doubled by 2011. Interestingly, the domain is not limited to residents of Poland, and foreign companies can use it to promote their business in Poland.

For instance, German companies such as CERSANIT and KLUDI have chosen to expand into Poland using and, respectively. Similarly, Italian brand PRIMETECH and French organization VALEO are collaborating with Polish companies through and

If you already have a domain, it's possible to register an additional web address under the .PL zone with the name of your company. This method could help you connect with customers in Poland and establish your brand in the local market quickly as a national domain can increase the trust of local buyers.

Hope this helps!


Let me address your questions:

1. **"Queued up for Registration" in Whois**: When a domain name is listed as "queued up for registration" in a Whois lookup, it typically means that someone has initiated the process of registering that domain name. It's in a pending state and hasn't been fully registered yet. This might happen when multiple parties are interested in the same domain name, and there's a queuing system to determine who gets it.

2. ** Trustworthiness**: It's important to exercise caution when dealing with domain registrars, especially if their processes seem unusual. I couldn't find specific information about in my training data, which goes up until September 2021. To assess their trustworthiness, you should look for online reviews, check if they are accredited by the registry managing .PL domains, and verify their contact details.

3. **Transferring from**: Generally, domain names can be transferred between registrars. However, the process and requirements may vary depending on the registrar's policies. It's essential to understand their terms and fees associated with transfers. If you're considering transferring your domain away from, you should contact them for detailed instructions on how to initiate the transfer.

4. **Unusual Operations**: The lack of a control panel and reliance on support email for all operations does seem unusual for a domain registrar. A reputable registrar typically provides an online interface for customers to manage their domains. You should proceed with caution and ensure that their communication is professional and legitimate.

5. **Domain Registration and Pricing**: When a registrar intercepts a domain name and tries to sell it, this practice is often referred to as "domain warehousing" or "domain squatting." It's important to be cautious in such situations, as the pricing they might quote can be significantly higher than the standard registration fee. Be sure to compare the price they're offering with the typical cost of registering a .PL domain through reputable registrars.

6. **Legal Considerations**: If you suspect unethical practices or exorbitant pricing, you may want to consult legal counsel to understand your rights and options. Some jurisdictions have regulations against unfair domain practices.

7. **Alternative Registrars**: If you are uncomfortable with's practices or pricing, you can explore transferring your domain to a different registrar. Ensure that the new registrar is accredited for .PL domains and has transparent and reasonable pricing policies. Popular domain registrars like GoDaddy, Namecheap, or Google Domains are options to consider.

8. **Communication**: Continue your communication with cautiously. Be wary of sharing sensitive personal information unless you are confident in their legitimacy. Ensure that any agreements or terms are well-documented in writing.

9. **Registry Authority**: You can also contact NASK, the registry authority responsible for .PL domains, for guidance and to report any suspicious activities related to domain registrations.

10. **Domain Transfer Process**: If you decide to transfer your domain to another registrar, ensure you have all the necessary documentation and information required for the transfer. Each registrar may have specific procedures, so follow their instructions carefully.

about the .PL domain zone:

1. **Country Code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD)**: .PL is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Poland. ccTLDs are two-letter domain extensions assigned to specific countries or territories, and they are generally used to represent entities associated with or located in that country.

2. **Registry Authority**: The .PL domain is managed by NASK, which stands for "Naukowa i Akademicka Sieć Komputerowa" in Polish, or the "Research and Academic Computer Network." NASK is the domain registry responsible for the administration and maintenance of .PL domains.

3. **Eligibility**: As is common with many ccTLDs, there are certain eligibility criteria for registering .PL domains. Generally, entities or individuals with a connection to Poland can register .PL domains. Specific documentation or requirements may vary, so it's essential to check with the registrar or NASK for the most up-to-date information.

4. **Domain Structure**: .PL domain names can consist of letters (a-z), numbers (0-9), and hyphens (-). They can range from 2 to 63 characters in length, excluding the .PL extension. For example, "" is a valid .PL domain name.

5. **Renewal and Registration Period**: .PL domains typically have a registration period of one year, but you can register them for multiple years in advance. It's important to keep track of renewal dates to prevent your domain from expiring.

6. **Reseller and Registrar Network**: To register a .PL domain, you usually go through accredited registrars or resellers authorized by NASK. These registrars facilitate the registration, management, and renewal of .PL domains.

7. **WHOIS Information**: Like other domain zones, .PL domains have WHOIS information that provides details about the domain owner, registrar, and other essential information. You can perform a WHOIS lookup to access this information.

8. **Domain Policies**: NASK sets the policies and regulations governing .PL domain registrations, including dispute resolution procedures and rules for domain transfers. These policies are designed to ensure the integrity and proper use of .PL domains.

9. **Domain Availability**: You can check the availability of .PL domains through accredited registrars or on NASK's official website. Keep in mind that popular or highly sought-after domain names may already be registered.

10. **Language**: While .PL is associated with Poland, there are no specific language requirements for registering .PL domains. You can use domain names in any language, but they should follow the character and length guidelines mentioned above.