February 2011 Newsletter
CentralNic Ltd - Global Names - Innovative, Reliable and Flexible Registry Services


North America

Joe Alagna


Rest of the World

Mar Perez

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In this newsletter

2 Character Domains
New Registrar Partner
UK.COM Awards
GB.COM Price Alert
Industry Events
New Appointments
dotBrand Solutions
About CentralNic

Useful Links

Our Company
Our Services
Contact Us
Become a Registrar
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 US.ORG - World First Sunrise Offer

In response to the great interest we have seen from Trademark owners in .US.ORG domains, CentralNic is delighted to announce that all one-year .US.ORG sunrise registrations for validated trademarks will receive an additional SIX YEARS of registration at no additional cost.

This new offer, which also applies to sunrise registrations already received, will be widely publicized in the IP and marketing trade media. Registrars should let your clients know now about this unique opportunity to secure their domains at a bargain price. Please contact your account manager for a copy of our press release.

 GR.com General Availability

GR.COM General Availability is now open, and registrations are coming in fast for valuable premium keyword domains being sold at standard retail prices.

With all marketing materials on your Registrar Console, and no additional integration needed, this is a GReat opportunity to give your customers access to GReat premium domains.

 2 Character Domains

In an unprecedented move, CentralNic is releasing all available UK.COM 2 character domains in an early March Sunrise, with DE.COM and EU.COM to follow.

Quite simply an opportunity not to be missed, this shift into unchartered territory will enable your customers to register valuable internet property.

Keep an eye on your Registrar Console for promotional materials, technical information and further instructions on how to leverage this exceptional opportunity.

 New Registrar Partner

We are delighted to announce our newest registrar partner, Japan's number one ONAMAE (Group GMO). The launch of our domains through ONAMAE this week has been received with overwhelming success. Welcome GMO!

 UK.COM Awards 2011

An extraordinary line-up of finalists has been announced for the UK.COM Awards 2011, including Microsoft, Avon and Radiohead. The expert judging panel comprises top technology, entertainment and media figures including TV Presenter and Internet Entrepreneur, Sarah Beeny, MyVoucherCodes Founder, Mark Pearson, and BBC Click's website guru, Kate Russell.

We would like to express a big thank you to the registrars that have supported the Awards by nominating their clients and taking advantage of the UK.COM Awards nominations to promote the domain and increase their sales:

Daily Internet, Domainmonster, GetDotted, GlobalGold, Hostroute, InterNetX, Namesco and Networking4All.

The winner will be announced early next month, in the meantime, check out the full judging panel and the final 24.

 GB.COM Price Alert

Our long running low price on GB.COM domains will draw to a close on May 9th, following the release of our new Q2 promotions. Please contact your CentralNic account manager for further information or with any queries.

 Industry Events

CentralNic's General Manager of North American Markets, Joe Alagna, is visiting Orlando for this week's Parallels Summit. You will also have the opportunity to meet Joe, our CEO Ben Crawford, CTO Gavin Brown, and Head of Business Development Mar Perez, as well as our new TLD team, Joe Chui and Amy Repp, at ICANN San Fancisco. Ben and Mar will also be at World Hosting Day from March 22 - 25. Please contact us in advance to organize a meeting, or simply track us down at these events.

 New Appointments

We are delighted to welcome two new members to the CentralNic team, Amy Repp, Strategy & Investment Executive, and Lexi Lavranos, Marketing Director.

Lexi will be supporting Registrar Marketing efforts with the continuous delivery of promotions and launches. Please contact Lexi at lexi@centralnic.com with any queries, and stay glued to your Registrar Console for the latest initiatives.

Working in the TLD space, together with Account Director Joe Chui, Amy Repp will assist with the acquisition, launch and management of new TLDs. Registrars interested in launching their own TLDs can contact Joe at joechui@centralnic.com.

 dotBrand Solutions

In anticipation of a new era in branded internet real estate, CentralNic has established dotBrand Solutions - a new service empowering CMOs, Brand Managers and Digital Marketing Executives to acquire and manage their .brand TLDs.

Unveiled at the recent .nxt Conference, dotBrand Solutions provides a full end-to-end .brand registry service, including application management, outsource technical solution and roll-out strategy.

For more information please contact info@dotbrandsolutions.com, or visit the site at www.dotbrandsolutions.com


 About CentralNic Registry

One of the world's oldest domain registries, CentralNic supplies domains at a growing number of extensions, currently numbering 25 and including .US.COM, .UK.COM, .CN.COM, AND .LA, sold via an integrated global network of 2000 registrars and over 100,000 resellers. CentralNic's powerful registry engine has a fifteen year track record of uninterrupted secure supply of domains, supported by innovative marketing and personalised customer service. CentralNic is also an active investor in new online businesses. Its portfolio businesses and joint ventures include Central Registry Solutions (a joint venture with Network Solutions to enable new Top Level Domains), IP alarm company Emizon, and premium email names service Emailme.com.

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