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One of the world's pioneering registry service providers, CentralNic Ltd (a wholly-owned subsidiary of CentralNic Group PLC) provides registry services, distribution, and strategic consultancy for new TLDs, ccTLDs and SLDs.

CentralNic uses its in-house developed IT platforms to distribute its portfolio of popular domains to a global network of over 1,500 registrars (retailers such as GoDaddy LLC), which sell these to end users. Further, CentralNic provides consultancy services to companies seeking to create their own domains.

CentralNic's powerful registry engine has more than 20 years' track record of uninterrupted service, and it is supported by innovative marketing and personal customer service. CentralNic's flexible and scalable platform is above ICANN specification for new TLDs.

CentralNic operates from its headquarters in London. CentralNic also has on-the-ground account executives in Los Angeles, Abu Dhabi, and Beijing.

Infrastructure and IT

CentralNic has developed and now operates a proprietary registry engine. Over the course of recent years, CentralNic has upgraded its technology to ensure that it is compliant with the more stringent technical standards required by ICANN in order to act as a registry for new gTLDs. The CentralNic solution is fully ICANN compliant and was developed in house with the specific aim of meeting ICANN requirements.

CentralNic has achieved a 100 per cent. track record of DNS availability for domains delegated to it over a period of fifteen years. Key features of CentralNic’s system include:

CentralNic is committed to innovation, and is actively involved in the introduction and development of new technologies including EPP and RDAP. In addition to its own in-house registry system, CentralNic has also provided technical consultation to a number of gTLD and ccTLD operators. CentralNic develops a range of utilities and software libraries in a collaborative, open source fashion. For more information, please visit the CentralNic Labs.

ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO 22301 Certification

Operations

ISO 9001/IEC27001 Certified
ISO 22301 Certified

CentralNic's operations are certified against the ISO 27001 (information security management), ISO 9001 (quality management system) and ISO 22301 (business continuity management) internationally recognised standards. These certifications provide CentralNic’s partners with additional levels of assurance as to the technical integrity of the company’s IT systems.

To provide an uninterrupted service, CentralNic operates a network of domain name servers to guarantee maximum reliability and performance. CentralNic operates DNS servers in more than a dozen locations, and new nodes are installed regularly. Click here to see a map of the global nameserver infrastructure.


History

In 2016, CentralNic celebrated 20 years as a specialist domain industry registry, using its own unique portfolio of domain names including uk.com and eu.com to sell domains such as avon.uk.com. Over the years, CentralNic has secured arrangements with the owners of many other domains (including .LA and .PW) to include these in its global distribution network and share the revenues received. In the period from its establishment, CentralNic built up a global distribution network of over 1,500 entities authorised to retail the CentralNic domain portfolio, representing over 50 per cent of the global retail market. CentralNic has recently signed a contract with the world’s largest registrar, GoDaddy, which will increase CentralNic’s coverage of the global retail market to 83 per cent.

CentralNic's technology platform was developed in-house and is fully compliant with the standards set by the industry regulator.

During 2011 and 2012, CentralNic embarked on a number of growth strategies, including winning new gTLD and ccTLD clients. CentralNic secured contracts with clients applying for 60 new gTLDs to provide registry, distribution and, in some cases, marketing services.


Carbon Neutral

In May 2011, CentralNic succeeded in attaining CarbonNeutral status and continues to retain this status to date. The company has been working on reducing its carbon footprint to net zero, taking the lead on environmental commitment within the domain name industry. All the emissions relating to the company, including energy consumption, waste and business travel, are quantified and then reduced through combining internal changes (for example, using virtualization technology and more efficient servers to reduce power consumption in its data centers, increasing recycling and implementing low carbon vehicles) with carbon offsetting. Through offsetting, every tonne of CO2 is matched by an equivalent amount saved by a significant renewable energy or resource conservation project.


Company Information

CentralNic Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 4985780. Its VAT registration number is 190030448.

Registered Offices: 35-39 Moorgate, London, EC2R 6AR.

CentralNic Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CentralNic Group PLC.