CentralNic Purchases DomiNIC

CentralNic acquires assets of DomiNIC GmbH

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April 10, 2014 CentralNic publicly traded on the AIM Exchange under the symbol CNIC, announced an acquisition of the assets of DomiNIC GmbH. Since 1994 DomiNIC has been continually developed into an all-round domain and DNS management system with integrated customer and user administration. In January 2014 CentralNic acquired all rights to the DomiNIC software with the intent of offering this solution to a wider market and combining its existing technology with the DomiNIC software to continue its tradition of excellence in domain management.

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CentralNic Group plc (AIM: CNIC), the global internet platform which derives revenues from the registration and renewals of domain names, announced today that it has acquired the assets of DomiNIC GmbH, including the DomiNIC domain management software, as part of its core strategy of extending the reach of its platform and increasing the inventory it carries.

Ben Crawford, CEO of CentralNic, said: "This acquisition extends the reach of our platform, enabling us to work directly with the 500 corporations that are obtaining their own new Top-Level Domains (including many of the world’s largest companies), as well as with the thousands of companies that manage significant domain portfolios."

With twenty years of development history, and a blue-chip customer base in the German-speaking countries, DomiNIC was previously owned by Dominic GmbH. CentralNic's strategy in acquiring the software is to make it available globally in English and at least four other languages.

"We are already receiving excellent responses from potential customers, and are confident that DomiNIC will make a healthy contribution to our future profits," Crawford added.

CentralNic has made two appointments to manage the acquired business. Marc McCutcheon has joined CentralNic as Manager to oversee the operations of the DomiNIC business. Mark previously spent seven years with leading corporate registrar and domain consultant NetNames (formerly Group NBT). CentralNic has also appointed Luigi Turano as Business Development Manager of DomiNIC. Luigi spent the last six years as an analyst and consultant with Accenture and Wipro.

CentralNic has also entered into a strategic alliance with German company DNSXperts as an outsource supplier of software development and support services for the DomiNIC software, allowing CentralNic to focus its own resources on rapidly growing the user base of DomiNIC via its global relationships and sales channels.

Crawford added, "When we listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market in September 2013, we announced our intention to build our own customer-facing business as an important use of funds. Since listing we have moved rapidly and efficiently to deliver this serious competitive advantage for the CentralNic business."

Further details of the DomiNIC products may be found at http://dominic.de

CentralNic Purchases DomiNIC

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April 11, 2014 CentralNic PLC, the global provider of registry and registrar services, announced today that it acquired the assets of DomiNIC GmbH, including the DomiNIC domain management software, the product of twenty years of development with a blue chip customer base in the German-speaking countries.

The DomiNIC products include:

  1. DomiNIC for Brands – a domain name and user management tool, delivered as Software as a Service, ideal for .brand gTLD registries, large domain portfolio holders, and their advisors.

  2. DomiNIC for Registrars – tools for registries and resellers, and to enable hosting companies, ISPs and other organizations to sell domains.

Ben Crawford, CEO of CentralNic, said: "The DomiNIC software products are the best we found anywhere in the world and already hugely successful in Germany, so we jumped at the opportunity to acquire the business and introduce it to a global client base."

CentralNic has also entered into a strategic alliance with German company DNSXperts as an outsource supplier of software development and support services for the DomiNIC software, allowing CentralNic to focus its own resources on rapidly growing the user base of DomiNIC via its global relationships and sales channels.

CentralNic has made two appointments to manage the acquired business. Marc McCutcheon has joined CentralNic as Manager overseeing the operations of the DomiNIC business. Marc previously spent seven years with leading corporate registrar and domain consultant NetNames. CentralNic has also appointed Luigi Turano as Business Development Manager of DomiNIC. Luigi spent the last six years as an analyst and consultant with Accenture and Wipro.

Crawford added, "When we listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market in September, we announced our intention to build our own customer-facing business as an important use of funds, and since listing we have moved rapidly and efficiently to achieve this serious competitive advantage for this CentralNic business."

FEATURES OF DOMINIC FOR BRANDS

  • Most advanced user administration system on the market with thousands of different levels of user access easily administered

  • Connection to the registrars of your choice

  • Connection of the user administration system to your preferred Name Servers for zone file management

  • Point of entry zone file validation as well as scheduled zone file changes

  • The ability to schedule creation, modification or removal of domains/zone files

  • The ability to create a list of "Bad Words" (offensive terms, competitor names, unannounced ventures, etc.) which can either be blocked or set to require approval by an administrator

  • The ability to fix the domain data or name servers used for domain registration by certain users

  • The ability to specify the language that the console is displayed in

  • The ability to create internal validation requirements (such as a Trademark license upload for a licensee account) as well as internal approval or notification system for domain requests

FEATURES OF DOMINIC FOR REGISTRARS

  • Fully automated workflow for domain and zone management

  • Integration of web hosting packages or terms of contract

  • Easy integration with new registries

  • Seamless integration of your CRM and billing processes

  • Fine-grained concept of authorizations and roles

  • Approval workflow to protect against unauthorized changes

  • Support of New gTLDs

  • Customizable white-label retail site

With the onset of the new GTLD program, registrars face the challenge of connecting their customers to a multitude of new registries and new domains. DomiNIC takes the complexity out of domain management by standardizing registry processes, and automating workflows. It integrates seamlessly with existing systems, and provides registrars with the most advanced domain administration console on the market. It is a world leading registrar administration system, reducing cost, and increasing efficiency when managing large scale domain portfolios.

Details of the DomiNIC products may be found here: dominic.de

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