Team Internet Group

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Type: Private Limited Company
Industry: Registry and Registrar, DataCenter,
Brand Protection, Online Marketing
Founded: London, England, 1995
Ownership: Team Internet Group PLC Shares (LON: TIG)
traded at the London Stock Exchange (AIM)
Headquarters: 44 Gutter Lane, 4th floor Saddlers House
London, EC2V 6BR England
Country: UK
Businesses: Team Internet AG, Commerce Media Tech,
CentralNic Registry, SK-NIC, BrandShelter,, CentralNic Reseller,
HEXONET, Only Domains
Employees: 600+
LinkedIn: Team Internet
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png@teaminternetcom
Key People
Michael Riedl, CEO
Billy Green, CFO
Jan Steffen, COO
Tracey Hickling, CPO
Aleksander Fronczek, Commerce Media Tech, CEO
Gaëlle Lallement, Team Internet AG, CEO
Simon McCalla, Online Division, CEO

Team Internet Group PLC (formerly named CentralNic Group PLC) is a British multinational internet services holding company headquartered in London, United Kingdom, being the longest-running global domain registry in the world [1].

Team Internet Group currently manages a broad group of gTLDs and ccTLDs, registering SLDs under .art, .design, .tech, .sk, and .la, among several others. Their global headquarters are located in London, Great Britain.

Team Internet's portfolio of short (2-letter) second-level domain names, against which it sells third level names through a worldwide network of over 1500 registrars,[2] makes it an unusually innovative registry.

In November 2011 it was announced that Team Internet (CentralNic at the time) had become an ICANN accredited registrar. This was some of the first news of its kind following an earlier vote by the ICANN Board to end the vertical separation of registry and registrar functions.[3]


CentralNic was founded in 1995 under the initial name of NomiNation by Steve Dyer and Robert Pooke. The name of the company was changed from NomiNation to CentralNic in 2000. The idea to offer domains like to compete with the existent style domains was suggested by Jon Postel.[4]

Application for New gTLDs

On June 11, 2012, CentralNic announced that the company applied for 60 domain name strings with ICANN's New gTLD Program for its clients and on its behalf. Some of the string applied for include .gay, .group and .college. It was stated that this new gTLD program would promote competition and introduce alternatives to consumers for them to be able to create and acquire a domain name that fulfilled their intentions.[5]

Initial Public Offering

Team Internet made its IPO on the London Alternative Investment Market (AIM) on September 2nd, 2013, and reported to raise USD$10 million. The registry back-end provider has stated that the company will use the funds raised during the IPO to "acquire interests in new gTLDs."[6][7]

In March 2018 CentralNic informed about contacts with KeyDrive SA for a merger in a reverse takeover[8]. In July 2018 CentralNic doubled its business by carrying out this merger with the KeyDrive Group.[9]

On 4 September 2023, the rebranding of the CentralNic Group to Team Internet Group was announced during an event at the London Stock exchange to celebrate the company's 10-year IPO anniversary.[10]

The Group was featured in the FT1000 sixth (2022) and seventh (2023) annual list of Europe's fastest growing companies, being listed among the top-250 fastest-growing companies in both reports, published by the Financial Times in partnership with Statista, and among the top-50 fastest-growing Technology companies in Europe. Team Internet Group PLC is incorporated on both the FTSE AIM 100 and FTSE AIM UK 50 Indices.

Services offered by Team Internet

Country code top-level domains

CentralNic Ltd, the domain name registry subsidiary of Team Internet Group PLC, registers second-level domains (SLDs) under these country code top-level domains (ccTLDs):

  • .bh, Bahrain
  • .fm, Federated States of Micronesia
  • .fo, Faroe Islands
  • .gd, Grenada
  • .gl, Greenland
  • .la, Laos; also borrowed for Los Angeles
  • .pw, Palau
  • .sk, Slovakia
  • .vg, British Virgin Islands

New top-level domains

Team Internet registers SLDs under these [new] generic top-level domains (gTLDs):

These domains are simultaneously global (through the use of popular extensions like .com and .org), and regional (through the use of regional extensions like .us and .uk). In addition to providing relief from unavailable .com domains, they offer an alternative to those not wishing to brand themselves with a ccTLD.[11]

Second-level domains

Team Internet registers subdomains under these unofficial second-level domains (SLDs):

  •, for United Arab Emirates
  •, Argentina
  •, Brazil
  •, China
  •, Germany
  •, Germany
  •, European Union
  •, Great Britain
  •, Great Britain
  •, Greece
  •, Hungary
  •, Japan
  •, Japan
  •, Korea
  •, Norway
  •, Quebec
  •, Russia
  •, Saudi Arabia
  •, Sweden
  •, Sweden
  •, United Kingdom
  •, United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States
  •, Uruguay
  •, South Africa

None of these domains is an official SLD. Therefore, this part of Team Internet's operation is a private sub-domain registry.

These subdomains have been relatively popular and sold across a wide range of domain registrars globally, including GoDaddy, Alibaba, Network Solutions, eNom, Webfusion, GMO Internet, Inc., Gandi, Key Systems, Directi, InternetX, and many others.


Team Internet recently launched DotBrand Solutions, a service aimed at empowering brands and their advisors to acquire, launch and manage their .brand TLDs.

In 2009, Team Internet and Network Solutions announced a joint venture - Central Registry Solutions. It is a consultancy service offering help to those dealing with registries and the registration process. It is specifically poised to help those interested in taking advantage of the new gTLD process.[12]

They have noted their dedication to protecting and reserving the copyrights and Intellectual Property of international non-profit entities such as the Olympics.[13]

Team Internet has partnered with AfterNic to bring their domains to the secondary market since 2006.[14] They have also partnered with Sedo.[15]

In early 2014 , Team Internet through its Registrar business TLD Registrar Solutions Ltd, created several retail stores dedicated to specific TLDs for the registration of domains including: