.it, the Italian ccTLD, has passed 1.5 million registrations. .it is the fifth ccTLD in Europe and the seventh in the world to reach this milestone. Today there are more than 1,553,000 names registered.
Marking this achievement, Domenico Laforenza, Director of Iit-Cnr, who manages the registry, said that while they are proud of achieving the 1.5 million domain registrations, they are determined to improve their service and lessen the bureaucracy when registering .it domain names including verification of registration at the time the registration takes place.
The changes are planned to take place sometime in 2009 and will be accompanied by a campaign to alert Italians to the benefits of holding a .it domain name. It is intended the changes will substantially boost the number of .it domain names registered.
To reach the 1.5 million registrations, registrations have been booming in 2009. There have been a minimum of 25,000 registrations each month this year, peaking in May when there were 30,243 registrations.
To register your .it domain name, check out Europe Registry here.