World Domains at Internet World

May 23, 2000, London - Global domain name registry, CentralNic Limited, established 1 May 2000, is launching a new range of domain names at the Internet World Show.

Existing domain names available for registration uk.com, uk.net, gb.com and gb.net are now joined by us.com, cn.com, hu.com, no.com, qc.com, se.com, sa.com, uy.com and za.com.

The names correspond to country codes and provide a valuable service for organisations and individuals wanting to have a presence in different countries but are unable to register a domain name because of local qualifying rules.

CentralNic's forerunner NomiNation Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CentralNic, has handled registrations for uk.com since 1996 and in 1999 acquired uk.net, gb.com and gb.net. The names are hugely successful in the UK and CentralNic is looking to mirror a similar success in countries around the world.

Registration takes less than a minute and costs £65 per domain name for a period of two years.

A registrar package is available offering discounts for regular bulk registrations. Domain name registrations and applications to become a registrar can be found on the site at www.centralnic.com.

A spokesperson for CentralNic said "CentralNic has a versatile portfolio of domain names offering a viable alternative to organisations looking for a global presence. There is a huge gap in the market for global registrations and with over four year's experience of running the registry for uk.com, we are technically and commercially well poised to launch these names to the world."

"The domain name industry is a lucrative business and we invite interested parties to apply to become a CentralNic registrar. Within the next few weeks we are expecting to add further exciting names to our portfolio."