• CentralNic spends $3.3 million on .com portfolios

      CentralNic has splashed out £2.5 million ($3.3 million) to bolster its portfolio of domain names for the secondary market. The company said in a brief statement today that it acquired an unspecified number of domains across “a number of portfolios”. The sellers were not disclosed. The names were all in .com.

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  • CentralNic now owns .sk after $30m deal closes

    … something other than “Slovakia” — but CentralNic told DI that it will no do so. The deal means .sk will move from its outdated old registry infrastructure to CentralNic’s standards-based EPP platform, which should make it easier for registrars to integrate. It’s also likely to mean it’s going to be much easier for non-Slovaks to be able to register .sk domains. SK-NIC currently has about 360,000 domains under management. Tweet Tagged: .sk, acquisition, centralnic, sk-nic, slovakia …

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  • CentralNic and .CLUB reveal premium sales

    … CentralNic and .CLUB Domains have both revealed sales of premium domain names over the last several days. CentralNic said yesterday that it has sold “a number” of premiums for $3.4 million. The names are believed to be from its own portfolio, rather than registry-reserved names in any of the TLDs it manages. The company did not disclose…

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  • CentralNic extends XYZ deal until 2032

    …, and .xyz If we tally up the number of domains in only count those six TLDs, we get to about 4.2 million, per their zone files. The company’s third reporting unit, Enterprise, contributed £800,000 ($1 million) in the half, of which £360,000 ($471,000) came from premium domain sales. Tweet Tagged: .xyz, centralnic, earnings, financials, instra, internet.bs, xyz.com …

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  • CentralNic promises $30 million .sk will only ever mean “Slovakia”

    … CentralNic has committed that it will not repurpose Slovakian ccTLD .sk to mean anything other than “Slovakia”, following its purchase of SK-NIC this week. The acquisition of the Bratislava-based registry, which will cost between €21 million and €26 million ($25 million to $31 million) depending on performance, has been controversial…

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  • CentralNic brings back old CFO

    … Kevin Murphy, July 24, 2017, 11:10:12 (UTC), Domain Registries CentralNic has swapped its currently chief financial officer for his immediate predecessor. Glenn Hayward has left the company after three and a half years “to pursue other opportunities”, the company said in a statement to the markets today. He has been replaced by Don Baladasan…

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  • Junk drop cuts .xyz in half, .top claims volume crown

    …. In that request, XYZ said the new RNV service “will allow XYZ to reenter certain domain name markets”, suggesting that it has not yet regained Chinese government approval to operate there. Tweet Tagged: .xyz, centralnic, china, ICANN, new gTLDs, rnv, rsep, tele-info, xyz.com, zdns …

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  • Hires and promotions Donuts, MMX and CentralNic

    … on being called MMX — today announced that it has poached former Sedo chief sales officer Solomon Amoako to head up channel management as a VP. Amoako has also held positions with Rightside and Tucows. He’s tasked with broadening MMX’s distribution channel in the Americas and Europe. Finally, CentralNic announced last week that it’s shipping…

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  • Famous Four exec moves to CentralNic

    …Famous Four Media has lost its chief marketing officer to CentralNic. Andy Churley joined the London-based registry services provider as group marketing manager this month, according to press release. He’s been with FFM for the first few years of its entry into the gTLD game, overseeing the launches of cheap TLDs such as .science, .download […] Related posts: CentralNic to swell with $24m Instra buy CentralNic gets its foot in the door as Famous Four back-end CentralNic pays up to $7.5m for Internet.bs …

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  • Verisign loses .art contract to CentralNic

    … CentralNic has been awarded the back-end contract for the forthcoming .art gTLD, usurping Verisign from the role. UK Creative Ideas, which bought .art at a private auction for an undisclosed sum a year ago, appointed the company its “exclusive registry service provider”, CentralNic said. UKCI’s original .art application named Verisign as its…

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  • CentralNic doing okay out of new gTLDs

    … Local former rival Minds + Machines may be struggling to turn a profit, but CentralNic seems to be doing quite well out of this new gTLD malarkey. But not as well as you might expect. Large growth at its clients does not appear to have translated to a whole lot more revenue for CentralNic itself. The company yesterday reported 2015 profit…

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  • XYZ settles Verisign’s back-end switcheroo lawsuit

    … acquired the .security and .protection ICANN contracts from security Symantec, and .theatre from a company called KBE Holdings. As part of the transitions, all three applications were modified with ICANN to name CentralNic as the back-end registry services provider, replacing Verisign. Verisign sued on the basis of tortious interference…

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