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CentralNic Group PLC is a domain name registry service provider based in London, England that currently manages an array of New gTLDs, ccTLDs and SLDs extensions.[1]

CentralNic Group PLC is listed within the AIM market on the London Stock Exchange. The company being registered in England and Wales. With company number 4985780. And VAT registration number 190030448.[2][3]

Companies within the group[edit]

New top-level domains[edit]

The list of new top-level domains being sold by CentralNic is:[4]

Second-level domains[edit]

It also offers subdomains under the following second level domains:[5]

These subdomains have been relatively popular and sold across a wide range of domain registrars globally, including GoDaddy, Alibaba, Network Solutions, eNom, Webfusion, GMO, Gandi, Key Systems, Directi, InternetX, and many others.[7] None of these domains is an official SLD. Therefore, that part of CentralNic's operation fulfills the definition of a private sub-domain registry. In case of the .la, .pw and new TLD domains, however, CentralNic operates as the official registry service provider of those ccTLDs and gTLDs.


In 2000, Stephen Dyer founded CentralNic[8] as a successor organisation to NomiNation, a company which he had founded in 1995.[9]

In 2013, CentralNic announced[10] that it planned to float on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.

In early 2014, CentralNic acquires DomiNIC GmbH.[11]

In 2014, CentralNic acquires retail domain name Registrar, Internet.BS for US$7.5m adding to its expanding Registrar Portfolio.[12]

In 2015, CentralNic acquires Instra Corp and quickly integrates this large Retail, Corporate Domain Name Registrar into its portfolio.[13]

In 2018, CentralNic acquires the ccTLD for Slovakia (.SK) in €26m deal.[14]

On July 16, 2018 CentralNic announced a merger with KeyDrive Group in a reverse takeover (according to AIM rules of the London Stock Exchange) Press Release.


  1. ^ A Different Take on New TLDs
  2. ^ "Profile | About | CentralNic". centralnic.com. 2017-02-10. Retrieved 2017-02-10.
  3. ^ "Centralnic Ltd: Company Profile". Bloomberg. 2017-02-10. Retrieved 2017-02-10.
  4. ^ https://www.centralnic.com/portfolio/newtlds/overview
  5. ^ "List of domains offered by CentralNic". CentralNic website. Retrieved 2012-05-28.
  6. ^ "Slow EC beaten to '.eu' domain suffix". Incisive Media. 2000-04-30. Retrieved 2008-03-10.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Accredited Registrars | CentralNic". manage.centralnic.com. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  8. ^ McCarthy, Kieren (2004-06-23). "Vote for who should run the UK's Internet". The Register. Retrieved 2008-03-10.
  9. ^ "Exhibit 1 Information on Nominet UK". ICANN. Retrieved 2008-03-10.
  10. ^ Titcomb, James (2013-08-12). "UK web domain firm CentralNic eyes London IPO". Daily Teleraph. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  11. ^ "CentralNic acquires assets of DomiNIC GmbH". TheDomains.com. 2014-04-10. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  12. ^ "CentralNic buys domain name registrar Internet.bs (IBS) - Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Website Stuff". Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Website Stuff. 2014-06-16. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  13. ^ HawkesBayToday, Patrick O'Sullivan Patrick O'Sullivan is Hawke's Bay Today business editor patrick osullivan@nzme co nz (2015-12-14). "Instra snapped up for $35m". NZ Herald. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  14. ^ "BRIEF-Centralnic Group to acquire business and assets of Sk-Nic". Reuters. 2017-08-25. Retrieved 2018-03-03.

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