The three millionth .BR domain name was registered on 31 July the Brazilian registry announced this week.
The Brazilian ccTLD is the seventh largest ccTLD NIC.br noted in their news release. The registry says the large number of .BR domain names proves Brazilians prefer their own ccTLD.
Assisting the growth of .BR NIC.br notes has been the implementation of DNSSEC, the creation of a number of second level domains (b.br for banks, jus.br for the judiciary and leg.br for government as well as emp.br and eco.br) as well as making it easier to register domains and providing better infrastructure.
The largest ccTLD is .DE (Germany) with 15.1 million active registrations, followed by .TK (Tokelau – 10.5m), .UK (United Kingdom – 10.2m), .NL (Netherlands – 5m), .RU (Russian Federation – 3.9m), .EU (European Union – 3.6m) and then .BR.