APD receives from the Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism José Manuel Soria, the Pioneros.es award

July, 2014

The past July 1st, 2014, were celebrated the 25 years of existence of the “.es” domains. APD received the award since it was among the first 200 to register a domain and, nowadays, it maintains the original 116th place in the ranking. The first “.es” domain goes back to May 1990, being 1992 when APD registered its domain. Currently there are more than 1.700.000 registers.

During the event, José Manuel Soria declared that the “.es” domains have evolved on line with the internet development and, in record time, passed from representing a minimal impact on daily activities to become a professional and personal routine for all the citizens in the country.

Likewise, the Minister described the “.es” as a safe and well-positioned place in the Internet, linked to our country, our culture and our language. That explains the Spanish’s preference towards these domains.