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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/main/about.html CENTR About]</ref> whose objective is to promote and participate in the development of high standards for ccTLDs.<ref>[https://www.centr.org/main/about/mission.html 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, 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.
  
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.<ref>[https://www.centr.org/main/about.html CENTR About]</ref> 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>[https://www.centr.org/main/about.html 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 2011, CENTR consists of 49 members, 10 Associate Members and has granted Observer status to 12 organisations.<ref>[https://www.centr.org/main/about/members.html 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.
 
 
<table border="1" style="border-style: solid; border-color: darkgray; border-collapse: collapse" width="63%" cellpadding="5"><tr><td width="45%">'''Member Organization'''</td><td width="40%">'''CENTR Representative(s)'''</td><td>'''TLDs'''</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[.se]] ([[IIS]])</td><td>[[Danny Aerts]]</td><td>[[.se]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[AFGNIC]]</td><td>[[Muhammad Aslam]]</td><td>[[.af]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[AFNIC]]</td><td>[[Mathieu Weill]]</td><td>[[.fr]], [[.yt]], [[.re]], [[.wf]], [[.tf]], [[.pm]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[AKEP]]</td><td>[[Adriatik Allamani]]</td><td>[[.al]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[Andorra Telecom]]</td><td>[[Joan-Marc Lauga i Courtil]]</td><td>[[.ad]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[ARNES]]</td><td>[[Barbara Povse Golob]]</td><td>[[.si]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[CARNet]]</td><td>[[Zoran Vlah]]</td><td>[[.hr]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[CHIP]]</td><td>[[Balazs Martos]]</td><td>[[.hu]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[CIRA]]</td><td>[[Michael G. Stewart]]</td><td>[[.ca]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[Coordination Center for TLD RU]]</td><td>[[Andrei Kolesnikov]]</td><td>[[.ru]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[CZNIC]]</td><td>[[Ondrej Filip]]</td><td>[[.cz]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[DENIC]]</td><td>[[Stephan Welzel]]</td><td>[[.de]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[Department of Telecommunications of the Governorate of the Vatican City State]]</td><td>[[P. Fernando Vérgez]]</td><td>[[.va]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[DK Hostmaster]]</td><td>[[Per Koelle]]</td><td>[[.dk]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[DNS Belgium]]</td><td>[[Philip Du Bois]]</td><td>[[.be]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[doMEn]]</td><td>[[Zeljko Draskovic]], [[Predrag Lesic]], [[Natasa Djukanovic]]</td><td>[[.me]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[Domicilium Ltd]]</td><td>[[Phil Adcock]]</td><td>[[.im]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[Domreg]]</td><td>[[Daiva Tamulioniene]]</td><td>[[.lt]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[EURid]]</td><td>[[Marc Van Wesemael]]</td><td>[[.eu]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[FCCN]]</td><td>[[Pedro Veiga]]</td><td>[[.pt]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[FICORA]]</td><td>[[Juhani Juselius]]</td><td>[[.fi]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[FORTH-ICS]]</td><td>[[Vaggelis Segredaski]]</td><td>[[.gr]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[IEDR]]</td><td>[[David Curtin]]</td><td>[[.ie]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[IPM]]/[[IRNIC]]</td><td>[[Alireza Saleh]]</td><td>[[.ir]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>Island Networks</td><td>[[Nigel Roberts]]</td><td>[[.gg]], [[.je]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[ISNIC]]</td><td>[[Jens Petur Jensen]]</td><td>[[.is]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[ISOC-IL]]</td><td>[[Doron Shikmoni]]</td><td>[[.il]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[IT-NIC]]</td><td>[[Domenico Laforenza]]</td><td>[[.it]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[NASK]]</td><td>[[Artur Piechocki]]</td><td>[[.pl]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[NIC.AC]]</td><td>[[Paul Kane]]</td><td>[[.ac]], [[.sh]], [[.io]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[NIC.AT]]</td><td>[[Richard Wein]]</td><td>[[.at]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[NIC.FO]]</td><td>[[Isak Jacobsen]]</td><td>[[.fo]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[NIC.LIV]]</td><td>[[Katrina Sataki]]</td><td>[[.lv]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[NIC.TR]]</td><td>[[Attila Özgit]]</td><td>[[.tr]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[NIC Malta]]</td><td>[[Victor Nezval]]</td><td>[[.mt]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[Nominet UK]]</td><td>[[Lesley Cowley]]</td><td>[[.uk]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[UNINETT Norid AS]]</td><td>[[Hilde Thunem]]</td><td>[[.no]], [[.bv]], [[.sj]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[PNINA]]</td><td>[[Marwan Radwan]]</td><td>[[.ps]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[RED.ES]]</td><td>[[Sebastián Muriel]]</td><td>[[.es]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[Register.BG]]</td><td>[[Dragomir Slavov]]</td><td>[[.bg]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[RESTENA DNS-LU]]</td><td>[[Gilles Massen]]</td><td>[[.lu]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[RNC]]</td><td>[[Eugenie Staicut]]</td><td>[[.ro]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[RNIDS]]</td><td>[[Goran Milankovic]]</td><td>[[.rs]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[Sapphire Networks]]</td><td>[[Jimmy Imossi]], [[Desiree Miloshevic]]</td><td>[[.gi]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[SIDN]]</td><td>[[Roelof Meijer]]</td><td>[[.nl]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[SK-NIC]]</td><td>[[Patrik Krauspe]]</td><td>[[.sk]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[SWITCH]]</td><td>[[Marcel Schneider]]</td><td>[[.ch]], [[.li]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[UCY-DNS]]</td><td>[[Agathoclis Stylianou]]</td><td>[[.cy]]</td></tr>
 
</table>
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
<table border="1" style="border-style: solid; border-color: darkgray; border-collapse: collapse" width="64%" cellpadding="5"><tr><td width="45%">'''Associate Organization'''</td><td width="40%">'''CENTR Representative(s)'''</td><td>'''TLDs'''</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[.org]], The [[Public Interest Registry]]</td><td>[[Alexa Raad]]</td><td>[[.org]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[Afilias]]</td><td>[[Desiree Miloshevic]]</td><td>[[.info]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[CNNIC]]</td><td>[[Jian Zhang]]</td><td>[[.cn]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[JPRS]]</td><td>[[Hiro Hotta]]</td><td>[[.jp]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[NeuStar]]</td><td>[[Marco Bernardi]]</td><td>[[.us]], [[.biz]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[NIC-Mexico]]</td><td>[[Oscar Robles-Garay]]</td><td>[[.mx]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[VeriSign]]</td><td>[[Ricardo Pedraza Barrios]]</td><td>[[.com]], [[.net]], [[.cc]], [[.tv]]</td></tr>
 
</table>
 
 
 
 
 
  
<table border="1" style="border-style: solid; border-color: darkgray; border-collapse: collapse" width="64%" cellpadding="5"><tr><td width="45%">'''Observer Organization'''</td><td width="40%">'''CENTR Representative(s)'''</td><td>'''TLDs'''</td></tr>
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The association ossociationssociationrganisation 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.
<tr><td>[[AfTLD]]</td><td>[[Eric Akumiah]]</td><td>none</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[APTLD]]</td><td>[[Ramesh Kumar Nadaraja]]</td><td>none</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[Autonomica]]</td><td>[[Kurt Erik Lindqvist]]</td><td>none</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[EuroISPA]]</td><td>[[Michael Rotert]]</td><td>none</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[EC|European Commission]]</td><td>[[Michael Niebel]]</td><td>none</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[ICANN]]</td><td>[[Kim Davies]]</td><td>none</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[ISOC]]</td><td>[[Frederic Donck]]</td><td>none</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[LACTLD]]</td><td>[[Erick Iriarte Ahon]]</td><td>none</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[NLnetLabs]]</td><td>[[Olaf Kolkman]]</td><td>none</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[OARC]]</td><td>[[Duane Wessels]]</td><td>[[.eu]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[RIPE]]</td><td>[[Rob Blokzijl]]</td><td>none</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>[[RIPE NCC]]</td><td>[[Axel Pawlik]]</td><td>none</td></tr>
 
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==References==
 
==References==
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
* [https://www.centr.org/main/index.html CENTR]
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* [https://www.centr.org/about/about-centr.html About CENTR]
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* [https://www.centr.org/about/members.html CENTR Members]
  
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Latest revision as of 15:13, 1 September 2016

Logo-final-CENTR RGB.png
Type: Not-for-profit
Industry: Internet governance
Founded: 1998
Headquarters: Belliardstraat 20, 1040 Brussels
Country: Belgium
Website: https://www.centr.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/centrnews/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/centr
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png@CENTRnews
Key People
Jörg Schweiger, Chair of the Board
Danko Jevtović, Board member & Treasurer
Elisabeth Ekstrand, Board member
Pierre Bonis, Board member
Irina Danelia, Board Member
Peter Van Roste, General Manager
Nina Elzer, Policy Advisor
Linda Verhaegen, Office Manager
Patrick Myles, Data Analyst
Alexandrine Gauvin, Communications Manager

The Council for European National Top Level Domain Registries (CENTR) is the association of European Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) registries, 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.

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.

The association ossociationssociationrganisation 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

External Links