Independent Global Domain Name Registry
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One of the world's pioneering registry service providers, CentralNic provides registry services, distrubution, and strategic consultancy for new TLDs, ccTLDs and SLDs
CentralNic uses its in-house developed IT platform to distribute its own portfolio of 24 domain names including .uk.com, .us.com and .cn.com (China) to a global network of "1500 registrars" (retailers such as Network Solutions, LLC), which sell these to end users. It also uses this platform to sell domain names owned by third parties including .la for Los Angeles, .pw and .com.de (Germany). Further, CentralNic provides consultancy services to companies seeking to create their own domains.
Its powerful registry engine has a sixteen year track record of uninterrupted and unblemished service, and it is supported by innovative marketing and personal customer service. Additionally, its flexible and scalable platform is above ICANN specification for new TLDs.
CentralNic operates from its global headquarters in London plus offices in New York, Dubai and Los Angeles. It also has on-the-ground account executives in Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi and Melbourne.
CentralNic is currently supporting 60 gTLD applications including .wiki, .bar, .xyz, .rest (for restaurants) and .ink. This major expansion in the number of generic Top-Level Domains is expected to commence from the end of 2013. Its specialised service for global brands, DotBrand Solutions, is behind the applications for household name and multi-billion dollar company applicants spanning three continents.
CentralNic Group PLC, the internet registry service provider which derives revenues from the distribution and sale of internet domain names, has began trading its shares on the London Stock Exchange's AIM Market. more»
Two Arabic-language Top-Level Domains ("TLDs") applied for by The Ooredoo Group have been approved today by domain name regulator ICANN. more»
The support of the leading registrar in the country will enable CentralNic to enter the Russian market and offer clients new possibilities for the registration and use of exclusive third-level domains ending .RU.COM. more»
Domains ending with .JP.NET are released this week to the general public, just days after auctions for such premium domains as zen.jp.net, japan.jp.net and sakura.jp.net produced sales prices of up to $1,050 (over 100 times the Recommended Retail Price). more»
Just over a month before the public scramble commences to snap up .jp.net domains on a first-come, first-served basis, an exclusive invitation has been extended to .jp and .net registrants to secure their matching domains at Japan's newest extension. more»
Unlike other heavily restricted Japanese domain extensions, domain names ending .JP.NET are available to anyone in unrestricted quantities, giving businesses and individuals everywhere the chance to secure presence in the rapidly growing Japanese internet landscape and gain access to the Japanese market. more»
MLS Domains Association, a non-profit association of U.S. multiple listing services, has selected CentralNic Ltd. as its registry back-end service provider for the new .MLS top-level domain. more»
The new domain for Japan launched today with an invitation for trademark owners to secure the domains matching their trademarks ending .JP.NET, in English and Japanese. more»
DotBrand Solutions MENA has launched today in the Middle East to empower Arab companies in three ways: (1) to protect their trademarks in the era of new top-level domain names (TLDs); (2) to acquire and operate their own in TLDs as alternatives to .com, .net and country codes; and (3) to secure a leadership role in the introduction of domain names in Arabic script. more»
Twenty-five years after the launch of .DE, a new domain for Germany, .COM.DE, is now available to the general public through leading registrars (domain vendors) in Germany and globally. more»
Thousands of high profile brands, companies and investors have been among the first to acquire premium domain names ending with the new extension .GR.COM. eNom, the world's second-largest vendor of domain names, is featuring GR.COM domains over the Summer. more»
Enhancing its commitment to a higher standard of social responsibility and ethical behavior on the web, domain extension .US.ORG today enters general availability with two unprecedented security and environmental measures from Registry Service Provider, CentralNic. more»
How are .music and .xxx transforming the entertainment industry? With a new era in Internet policy looming, Digital Hollywood Spring welcomed Ben Crawford, CEO of CentralNic and dotBrand Solutions, as a panelist during last week's conference at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina del Rey, California. more»
.US.ORG today announced its decision to place the well-known Olympic trademarks on a reserved names list rather than offering them for sale on a first-come first-served basis, as has previously been the tradition in the domain name industry. more»
Premium British domain extension UK.COM has made two character domain names available on a first-come, first-served basis through leading British registrars. UK.COM is the only domain extension to currently offer unrestricted Two Character Domains for instant registration. more»
"The mission of .US.ORG is to embody higher standards of social responsibility and ethical behavior. CentralNic has elected to introduce protections and benefits for trademark holders that far exceed the measures currently proposed by ICANN for new top-level domains, and practiced by other domains and registries," said Ben Crawford, CEO of CentralNic. more»
Brands are now poised to take over the most valuable real estate on the internet, enabled by dotBrand Solutions, a new service launched today. dotBrand Solutions will empower brands to acquire, manage and profit from new top-level domains (TLDs), as an outsource supplier to CMOs, brand managers and digital marketing executives from global domain name registry CentralNic. more»
ICANN's new top-level domain (TLD) policy took center stage at last week's inaugural .nxt conference in San Francisco, attracting representatives from across the domain name industry. Leading global domain registry CentralNic was well-represented at the conference, with a delegation led by CEO Ben Crawford and CTO Gavin Brown. more»
Global leaders Microsoft, Avon, and Radiohead are among the finalists chosen for the 2011 UK.COM Awards. The Awards, which recognize websites using domain names with the ending .UK.COM, also acknowledged well-known British-based companies including Pineapple Dance Studios, the Michelin starred restaurant Sketch, and live music venue Koko. The 24 finalists in four categories represent some of the most inventive business and creative endeavours that 2011 had to offer. The overall winner will be revealed at the end of the month, receiving a £5000 prize for either the business or the business’s charity of choice. more»
Global domain name registry CentralNic announced today several new appointments as part of its growth strategy to empower brand owners, city governments, not-for-profits and businesses to acquire and manage their own top-level domains ("TLDs"). more»
Starting at 6pm GMT today, a new "zone" of domain names ending with the extension .GR.COM is being launched in a Landrush. Unlike other domain extensions launched over recent years, no premium "keyword" domains will be withheld from sale, meaning that domains like shop.gr.com, athens.gr.com and games.gr.com are available for registration. more»
CentralNic Ltd, the global domain name registry, today announced that it has completed the largest deployment of DNSSEC of any registry to date. CentralNic, which operates the registry system for 22 domain extensions has finished rollout of the new security technology across all its extensions. more»