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The '''Council for European National Top Level Domain Registries''' ('''CENTR''') is an association of Internet country code top-level domain registry ([[ccTLD]]) managers,<ref>[https://www.centr.org/about CENTR About]</ref> whose objective is to promote and participate in the development of high standards for ccTLDs.<ref>[https://centr.org/page/mission-statement CENTR Mission]</ref>
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The '''Council for European National Top Level Domain Registries''' ('''CENTR''') is the association of European Internet country code top-level domain ([[ccTLD]]) registries,<ref>[https://www.centr.org/about CENTR About]</ref> such as .de for Germany or .si for Slovenia. The objectives of CENTR are to promote and participate in the development of high standards and best practices among ccTLD registries.<ref>[https://centr.org/page/mission-statement CENTR Mission]</ref>
  
CENTR provides a forum to discuss matters of policy affecting ccTLD registries. It acts as a channel for communication between registries, Internet governing bodies, and other organizations involved with the Internet, and promotes the interests of not-for-profit ccTLDs, lobbying on their behalf. It does not speak or act for individual registry managers. <ref>[http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:C8vKl7H8ookJ:tnc2000.terena.org/proceedings/6B/6b2.ppt+Council+for+European+National+Top+Level+Domain+Registries&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESjGbfJ6GuZFE3N-6EjfooO89L06gVj7_gac82YqEPtetVY_3jIHgnSRD7c_jD1cZXG2FX4ZbWjnF8NyoVKuUwyKsneQXgkC8dUwNmaQ3Jz01ou6N6mbbPCWeASwW5uHZ_zaH5_m&sig=AHIEtbRdo2ClrgIIRRCyYTPAY5W1Tajrlw&pli=1 "Pioneering Tomorrow's Internet"]</ref>
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CENTR provides a forum to discuss matters of policy affecting ccTLD registries and acts as a channel of communication to Internet governing bodies and other organisations involved with the Internet. It promotes the interests of ccTLDs and advocates on their behalf.
  
Although CENTR has a European focus, there are no geographical limitations on membership.
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The rules and registration procedures of ccTLD registries vary considerably and CENTR aims to collect information on, and document the practices of ccTLD registries. It provides a focal point for enquiries on such matters and encourages amongst ccTLDs the provision of better service for users.
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CENTR also facilitates collaborative projects on technical managerial and legal issues affecting ccTLDs.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
The project that was to become CENTR began as an offshoot of [[RIPE NCC]] in March 1998<ref>[http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:C8vKl7H8ookJ:tnc2000.terena.org/proceedings/6B/6b2.ppt+Council+for+European+National+Top+Level+Domain+Registries&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESjGbfJ6GuZFE3N-6EjfooO89L06gVj7_gac82YqEPtetVY_3jIHgnSRD7c_jD1cZXG2FX4ZbWjnF8NyoVKuUwyKsneQXgkC8dUwNmaQ3Jz01ou6N6mbbPCWeASwW5uHZ_zaH5_m&sig=AHIEtbRdo2ClrgIIRRCyYTPAY5W1Tajrlw&pli=1 "Pioneering Tomorrow's Internet"]</ref> and was funded informally by participating registries. In 1999, CENTR was legally established in the UK as a non-profit company separate from RIPE. In 2006, CENTR relocated to Belguim. CENTR activities are funded by membership fees and are performed by a secretariat based in Brussels.<ref>[http://centr.org/about CENTR About]</ref>
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The project that became CENTR was formed in March 1998 and was informally funded by participating registries. In 1999, it was legally established as a not-for-profit company in the UK. Since 2006, CENTR is registered as a non-for-profit organisation based in Brussels, Belgium. CENTR activities are funded by membership fees, and performed by a secretariat based in Brussels.
  
 
==Members==
 
==Members==
  
As of January 2013, CENTR consists of 51 Full Members, 9 Associate Members and has granted Observer status to 11 organisations.<ref>[https://www.centr.org/members CENTR Members]</ref>  
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CENTR currently counts 53 full and 9 associate members – together, they are responsible for over 80% of all registered domain names worldwide. CENTR also granted Observer status to 12 organisations<ref>[[CENTR Members]]</ref>.
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The ossociationrganisation has a European focus, but there are no geographical restrictions to membership. In addition to more than forty of the countries in the region, CENTR is very pleased to have as members the country code registries from a number of countries outside of Europe (such as Iran, Japan, New Zealand and Canada). CENTR welcomes the application from all country code managers.
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 14:17, 1 September 2016

Centrlogo.jpg
Type: Not-for-profit
Industry: Internet governance
Founded: UK (1999)
Headquarters: Belliardstraat 20, 1040 Brussels
Country: Belgium
Website: centr.org
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png@CENTRnews
Key People
Peter Vergote, Chairman
Peter Van Roste, General Manager
Nina Elzer, Policy Advisor
Linda Verhaegen, Office Manager
Patrick Myles, Information Manager
Lise Fuhr, Board Member & DK Hostmaster Rep
Richard Wein, Treasurer & NIC.at Rep
Giovanni Seppia, Board Member & EURid Rep
Anne-Marie Eklund-Löwinder, Board Member & .se Rep

The Council for European National Top Level Domain Registries (CENTR) is the association of European Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) registries,[1] such as .de for Germany or .si for Slovenia. The objectives of CENTR are to promote and participate in the development of high standards and best practices among ccTLD registries.[2]

CENTR provides a forum to discuss matters of policy affecting ccTLD registries and acts as a channel of communication to Internet governing bodies and other organisations involved with the Internet. It promotes the interests of ccTLDs and advocates on their behalf.

The rules and registration procedures of ccTLD registries vary considerably and CENTR aims to collect information on, and document the practices of ccTLD registries. It provides a focal point for enquiries on such matters and encourages amongst ccTLDs the provision of better service for users.

CENTR also facilitates collaborative projects on technical managerial and legal issues affecting ccTLDs.

History

The project that became CENTR was formed in March 1998 and was informally funded by participating registries. In 1999, it was legally established as a not-for-profit company in the UK. Since 2006, CENTR is registered as a non-for-profit organisation based in Brussels, Belgium. CENTR activities are funded by membership fees, and performed by a secretariat based in Brussels.

Members

CENTR currently counts 53 full and 9 associate members – together, they are responsible for over 80% of all registered domain names worldwide. CENTR also granted Observer status to 12 organisations[3].

The ossociationrganisation has a European focus, but there are no geographical restrictions to membership. In addition to more than forty of the countries in the region, CENTR is very pleased to have as members the country code registries from a number of countries outside of Europe (such as Iran, Japan, New Zealand and Canada). CENTR welcomes the application from all country code managers.

References

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