.Cymru goes global with help from CentralNic Group

Source: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/business-news/cymru-goes-global-help-centralnic-8745152

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CentralNic Group PLC, a domain name wholesaler and retailer, has partnered with Cymru.Domains, an entity recently created here in Wales, to support the .Wales and .Cymru new internet domains.

Glenn Hayward, chief financial officer of CentraLNic Group PLC, said: "I have enjoyed working towards obtaining a new Top Level Domain name (TLD) for Wales for several years both in my former role at Nominet and now at CentralNic, having gained approvals from the Welsh and UK Governments as well as ICANN, the global regulator of the internet.

"We now have two domain names for Wales, which is very unusual for a geographic territory, enabling us all to celebrate the Welsh language and culture in the online environment.

"We at CentralNic, through our retail subsidiary TLD Registrar Solutions, are delighted to power what we believe is the only bilingual retail site in Cymru.Domains.

"We are also delighted to be working with partners who are passionate about Wales and its culture, heritage and digital future."

CentralNic is also supporting a number of others domains including .xyz, the world's leading new Top Level Domain, with more than 800,000 registrations to date.

Mr Hayward added "It is a great day for Wales and we hope Welsh people based in Wales and indeed all over the world express their identity via the .cymru and .wales domain names.

"Wales is a proud nation and I am sure domain names and particularly e-mail addresses ending with .Wales and .Cymru will become very popular."

Roy Thomas, of Cymru.Domains, said: "CentralNic is a world leading domain name provider with an 18 year track record of uninterrupted and unblemished service, supported by innovative marketing and personal customer service.

"It is an ideal partner for us to deliver the brand new .cymru and .wales domains alongside a range of desirable online services to consumers in Wales."