Centralnic

  • 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 He has been replaced by Don Baladasan…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

    … for over a year. But compounding its problems, the .xyz registry appears to still be banned in China, where a substantial portion of its former customer base is located. The company disclosed over two months ago that it had a “temporary” problem that had seen its license to sell domains via Chinese registrars suspended. The ban was related to XYZ…

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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

    … a single buyer. It’s not clear whether this was a single domain deal or a package of premiums, but it represents the most volatile element of CentralNic’s revenue. Tweet Tagged: .xyz, centralnic, earnings, xyz.com …

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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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