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CentralNic is a domain registry and registry service provider based in London, England that currently manages the .la and .pw extensions, and is the back-end provider for sixty new top-level domain applications.[1]

CentralNic Ltd is a public company registered in England and Wales. With company number 4985780. And VAT registration number 190030448.[2][3]

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 Network Solutions, eNom, Webfusion, GMO, Gandi, Key Systems, Directi, InternetX, and many others.[citation needed] 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[7] as a successor organisation to NomiNation, a company which he had founded in 1995.[8]

In 2013, CentralNic announced[9] that it planned to float on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.


  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. 
  7. ^ McCarthy, Kieren (2004-06-23). "Vote for who should run the UK's Internet". The Register. Retrieved 2008-03-10. 
  8. ^ "Exhibit 1 Information on Nominet UK". ICANN. Retrieved 2008-03-10. 
  9. ^ Titcomb, James (2013-08-12). "UK web domain firm CentralNic eyes London IPO". Daily Teleraph. Retrieved 2013-08-21. 

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