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About us

Meet our association, the history of how the domain was born and possible and the members of our team.

The domain.

Galicia is one of the few communities on the whole world which has its own domain, distinctive for the web pages bounded with the country.

 

The domain helps with the localization of contents on browsers and allows to clearly state the association with the territory of the entities and its public, not only on the Net but also on its offline presence.

Here you can meet its history, the team that makes it possible and how to contact with them. Welcome, the domain is yours.

The .GAL history

Since the origin of time until now, to set a .gal on the Net was not a matter of a couple of days. Here you can see the more important milestones of the .GAL history

2006

Constitution Assembly

Asociación PuntoGal was constituted after several months by a Promoter composed of several Galician cultural and social representative entities.

2012

Presentation of the candidature

After a long wait, Asociación PuntoGal finally could apply their candidature for a Galician language and culture domain.

2013

ICANN approved the domain

After meeting the ICANN requirements, Asociación PuntoGal got domain .gal approval.

2014

Dominio .gal

The first website with a domain .gal was presented to civil society.

2014

Pioneers .gal

The first 93 domains activated under the suffix .gal were presented.

2014

Open phase start

The .gal domain registry was open for the public in general.

Do you want to know the entire history?

Visit the complete timeline on the Association website. Visit the complete timeline.
2006

Constitution Assembly

Asociación PuntoGal was constituted after several months by a Promoter composed of several Galician cultural and social representative entities.

2012

Presentation of the candidature

After a long wait, Asociación PuntoGal finally could apply their candidature for a Galician language and culture domain.

2013

ICANN approved the domain

After meeting the ICANN requirements, Asociación PuntoGal got domain .gal approval.

2014

Dominio .gal

The first website with a domain .gal was presented to civil society.

2014

Pioneers .gal

The first 93 domains activated under the suffix .gal were presented.

2014

Open phase start

The .gal domain registry was open for the public in general.

Do you want to know the entire history?

Visit the complete timeline on the Association website. Visit the complete timeline.

The team

Who is who in .GAL

Cristina Ríos

Head of administration

The head of administration is a philologist among other things. She is in charge of billing and communicaton. In case of doubt or suggestion she is at your service.

Darío Janeiro

Managing Director

The managing director of PuntoGal is a journalist, teacher at Universidade de Santiago and secretary of the Galician Journalists Professional College Managing Board. Besides, he participates in various projects on the ICT field and communicacion. You can contact him whenever you need him for any topic related to the domain and its projects.

Luis Antelo

Marketing director

PuntoGal´s marketing director is philologist and he has been working for years on technology outreach, communication and ICT projects. Talk to him to put into practice any ideas related with the domain.

The association.

PuntoGal Association was the responsible of preparing, promoting and submitting the candidature to achieve the .gal domain.

An initiative oriented to achieve a own Internet domain for the Galician society, and through it, a better visibility and presence of the Galician society, identified as itself, on the Net.

The PuntoGal Association is a non-profit organization constituted by entities of different stages of the Galician society, plural and diverse and it is the responsible to manage the .gal domain. The incomes produced by the management of the registry will be invested on the domain maintenance and in case of beneficts, those will be invested on the promotion of Galician language and culture on the new technologies field.

If you want to know more about the works of Asociación PuntoGal, its activities and who is a part of it, you can see it at asociacion.gal.

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