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{{CompanyInfo|
 
| logo            = Aboutus.jpg
 
| logo            = Aboutus.jpg
| type            = Privately Held
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| type            = private limited company
| industry        = Domain name registrar
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| industry        = Registry and Registrar, DataCenter, Brand Protection
| founded        = London, Great Britain (1995)
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| founded        = London, England, 1995
| founder(s)     = Robert Pooke, Steve Dyer
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| ownership      =CentralNic Shares - traded at the London Stock Exchange (AIM)  
| headquarters    = 35-39 Moorgate, <br>
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| headquarters    = 44 Gutter Lane, 4th floor Saddlers House<br>London, EC2V 6BR England
London, <br>
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| country        = UK
EC2R 6AR.
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| businesses      = [[DotBrand Solutions]], [[TLDs for Associations]]
| country        = Great Britain
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| products        =  
| products        = domains, sub-domains
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| employees      = 250 +
| employees      = 25 <ref>[http://www.linkedin.com/companies/centralnic-ltd CentralNic on LinkedIn]</ref>
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| revenue        =
| website        = http://www.centralnic.com
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| website        = [http://www.centralnic.com centralnic.com] <br>  
| keypeople      = Robert Pooker, founder & executive <br>
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[http://www.centralnicgroup.com centralnicgroup.com] <br>
Ben Crawford, CEO <ref>[https://www.centralnic.com/company/news/2009/new-ceo NewCeo]</ref> <br>
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[http://www.dotbrandsolutions.com dotbrandsolutions.com]<br>
Steve Dyer, founder <br>
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| blog            =
Joe Alagna, GM of NA markets <ref>[http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2010/dailyposts/20100526.htm CentralNic's Joe Alagna Details How the Registry Services Provider Utilizes the World's Greatest Collection of 2-Letter .Com Domain Names]</ref>
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| facebook        = [http://www.facebook.com/pages/CentralNic/195347990490230 CentralNic Facebook]
 
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| linkedin        =
 
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| twitter        = CentralNic
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| keypeople      = [[Ben Crawford]],CEO <br> [[Alexander Siffrin]], COO<br>[[Michael Riedl,]], CFO<br> [[Donald Baladasan]], Managing Director<br> [[Gavin Brown]], CIO <br> [[Carolina Araya]], Sr VP Client Management <br> [[Andy Churley]], Marketing Director <br>[[Volker Greimann]], Legal Councel<br> [[Raedene McGary]], Chief PolicyOfficer
 
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CentralNic is an Internet domain name registrar. Currently, they are the domain registration operator for the .la [[ccTLD]]s (Laos domains) even though the company markets them as being Los Angeles domains <ref>[https://www.centralnic.com/names/domains Domains offered by CentralNic]</ref>. Their headquarters is located in London, Great Britain and they are one of the most experienced domain name registrars in the business. Another particularity of CentralNic is that they do not offer regular [[TLD]]s but subdomains like .eu.com, .cn.com or .us.com. CentralNic has a worldwide network of over 1500 registrars. <ref>[https://www.centralnic.com/company About CentralNic]</ref>
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'''[http://www.CentralNicgroup.com CentralNic]''' is the longest-running global domain registry in the world <ref>[http://www.circleid.com/members/5387/ CircleID.com]</ref>, currently managing 27 niche domain extensions including us.com, uk.com, com.de and .la - the ccTLD for the country of Laos which also represents the city of Los Angeles. CentralNic is the only registry to have launched three new domain extensions in the past 12 months, and in 2010 completed the largest deployment of [[DNSSEC]] of any registry to date. Their global headquarters are located in London, Great Britain.
  
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CentralNic's portoflio of short (2 letter) [[SLD|second-level domain names]], against which it sells [[Third Level Domains|third level names]] through a worldwide network of over 1500 registrars, <ref>[https://www.centralnic.com/company About CentralNic]</ref> makes it an unusually innovative registry.
  
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In November, 2011 it was announced that CentralNic 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 vertical separation of registry and registrar functions.<ref>[http://www.internetnews.me/2011/11/21/centralnic-now-icann-accredited/ CentralNic now ICANN accredited, InternetNews.me]</ref>
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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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 .com.uk to compete with the existent .co.uk style domains was suggested by [[Jon Postel]].<ref>[https://www.centralnic.com/company CentralNIC.com]</ref>
  
CentralNic was founded in 1995 unde 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 headquarters of CentralNic is in London, Great Britain.  
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In July 2018 CentralNic doubled its business by a merger with KeyDrive Group  [http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/200828/centralnic-closes-transformational-acquisition-of-keydrive-200828.html]
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===Initial Public Offering===
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CentralNic made its IPO on the London Alternative Investment Market 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."<ref>[http://domainincite.com/14146-centralnic-earmarks-ipo-money-for-new-gtlds CentralNic Earmarks IPO Money for New gTLDs, Domain Incite] Retrieved 12 Sept 2013</ref><ref>[http://domainincite.com/14369-centralnic-raises-10-million-in-ipo CentralNic Raises 10 Million in IPO, Domain Incite] Retrieved 12 Sept 2013</ref> In March 2018 CentralNic informed about contacts with [http://www.KeyDrive.lu KeyDrive SA] for a merger in a [http://domainincite.com/22710-centralnic-and-keydrive-in-merger-talks reverse takeover].
  
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==Application for New gTLDs==
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In June 11, 2012, CentralNic CEO Ben  Crawford 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]]. Crawford also said that the new gTLD program promotes competition and introduces alternatives to consumers for them to be able to create acquire a domain name that fulfilled their intentions.<ref>[http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/new-domain-names-to-break-grip-of-tech-giants-7834946.html?origin=internalSearch New domain names to break grip of tech giants]</ref>
  
 
== Services offered by CentralNic ==
 
== Services offered by CentralNic ==
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Their main area of activity is domain registry services offered for a total of 26 sub-domain (second level [[TLD]]s), such as:
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*  yourname.gb.net Great Britain
  
CentralNic is currently is the domain registry operator for the .la [[ccTLD]] which they market as being Los Angles even if it stands for Laos. Their main area of activity is domain registry services offered for a total of 22 sub-domain (second level [[TLD]]s), as follows:
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*  yourname.us.com United States
 
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*  yourname.uk.net United Kingdom
*  yourname.ae.org               United Arab Emirates
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*  yourname.jpn.com Japan
*  yourname.uy.com Uruguay
 
*  yourname.qc.com Quebec
 
*  yourname.gb.net               Great Britain
 
*  yourname.gb.com Great Britain
 
*  yourname.hu.com Hungary
 
*  yourname.se.net               Sweden
 
*  yourname.se.com Sweden
 
*  yourname.sa.com Saudi Arabia
 
*  yourname.ru.com Russia
 
*  yourname.ar.com Argentina
 
 
*  yourname.br.com Brazil
 
*  yourname.br.com Brazil
*  yourname.za.com South Africa
 
*  yourname.no.com Norway
 
*  yourname.kr.com Korea
 
*  yourname.jpn.com Japan
 
*  yourname.de.com Germany
 
 
*  yourname.cn.com China
 
*  yourname.cn.com China
*  yourname.us.com United States
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and many others.
*  yourname.uk.net               United Kingdom
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*  yourname.uk.com United Kingdom
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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]].<ref>[https://wiki.rrpproxy.net/CentralNIC_Third-Levels Wiki.rrpproxy.net]</ref>
*  yourname.eu.com European Union <ref>[https://www.centralnic.com/names/domains CentralNic domains]</ref>
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==Partnerships==
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CentralNic recently launched [[DotBrand Solutions]], a service aimed at empowering brands and their advisors to acquire, launch and manage their [[.brand]] TLDs.
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In 2009, CentralNIC 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.<ref>[http://about.networksolutions.com/site/network-solutions-and-centralnic-launch-new-joint-venture-called-central-registry-solutions/ NetworkSoultions.com]</ref>
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They have noted their dedication to protecting and reserving the copyrights and [[Intellectual Property]] of international non-profit entities such as the Olympics.<ref>[http://www.cafezine.com/depts/article.aspx?id=25235&deptid=8 Cafezine]</ref>
  
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CentralNic has partnered with [[AfterNic]] to bring their domains to the secondary market since 2006.<ref>[https://www.centralnic.com/company/news/2006/afternic Centralnic.com]</ref> They have also partnered with [[Sedo]].<ref>[https://www.centralnic.com/company/news/2006/sedo Centralnic.com]</ref>
  
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In early 2014 CentralNic, through its Registrar business TLD Registrar Solutions Ltd, has created several retail stores dedicated to specific TLDs for the registration of domains including:
  
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* [https://www.buy.menu .menu]
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* [https://www.domain.build .build]
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* [https://www.domain.luxury .luxury], and
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* [https://www.buydomainslondon.co.uk .london]
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
 
{{reflist}}
 
{{reflist}}
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[[Category: Backend Registries]]
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[[Category: Registrars]]
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[[Category: Past Supporters]]

Latest revision as of 17:46, 12 March 2021

Aboutus.jpg
Type: private limited company
Industry: Registry and Registrar, DataCenter, Brand Protection
Founded: London, England, 1995
Ownership: CentralNic Shares - traded at the London Stock Exchange (AIM)
Headquarters: 44 Gutter Lane, 4th floor Saddlers House
London, EC2V 6BR England
Country: UK
Businesses: DotBrand Solutions, TLDs for Associations
Employees: 250 +
Website: centralnic.com

centralnicgroup.com
dotbrandsolutions.com

Facebook: CentralNic Facebook
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png@CentralNic
Key People
Ben Crawford,CEO
Alexander Siffrin, COO
Michael Riedl,, CFO
Donald Baladasan, Managing Director
Gavin Brown, CIO
Carolina Araya, Sr VP Client Management
Andy Churley, Marketing Director
Volker Greimann, Legal Councel
Raedene McGary, Chief PolicyOfficer
nTLDStats
TLDs: 1
Registrations: 71

More Info: nTLDStats

CentralNic is the longest-running global domain registry in the world [1], currently managing 27 niche domain extensions including us.com, uk.com, com.de and .la - the ccTLD for the country of Laos which also represents the city of Los Angeles. CentralNic is the only registry to have launched three new domain extensions in the past 12 months, and in 2010 completed the largest deployment of DNSSEC of any registry to date. Their global headquarters are located in London, Great Britain.

CentralNic's portoflio 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 CentralNic 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 vertical separation of registry and registrar functions.[3]

History

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 .com.uk to compete with the existent .co.uk style domains was suggested by Jon Postel.[4]

In July 2018 CentralNic doubled its business by a merger with KeyDrive Group [1]

Initial Public Offering

CentralNic made its IPO on the London Alternative Investment Market 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."[5][6] In March 2018 CentralNic informed about contacts with KeyDrive SA for a merger in a reverse takeover.

Application for New gTLDs

In June 11, 2012, CentralNic CEO Ben Crawford 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. Crawford also said that the new gTLD program promotes competition and introduces alternatives to consumers for them to be able to create acquire a domain name that fulfilled their intentions.[7]

Services offered by CentralNic

Their main area of activity is domain registry services offered for a total of 26 sub-domain (second level TLDs), such as:

  • yourname.gb.net Great Britain
  • yourname.us.com United States
  • yourname.uk.net United Kingdom
  • yourname.jpn.com Japan
  • yourname.br.com Brazil
  • yourname.cn.com China

and many others.

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.[8]

Partnerships

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

In 2009, CentralNIC 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.[9]

They have noted their dedication to protecting and reserving the copyrights and Intellectual Property of international non-profit entities such as the Olympics.[10]

CentralNic has partnered with AfterNic to bring their domains to the secondary market since 2006.[11] They have also partnered with Sedo.[12]

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

References