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CentralNic picks up new batch of top level domains

Source: Proactive Investors, April 1, 2015.

CentralNic (LON:CNIC) has added a clutch of new internet addresses to its portfolio of top level domain names (gTLDs).

The group has picked up .online, .site, .tech, .love, .forum, .fan, .rent, and .realty, which will be available to potential users exclusively on CentralNic’s platform.

The group also recently won the tender to be the exclusive technical platform provider for the .coop TLD.

So far, CentralNic has launched nine gTLDs including wiki, .ink, .bar, .rest, .press, .host, .website, .space, and .xyz, with 940,000 domains under management currently.

The .xyz domain is one of the best sellers. It is now sold actively by 108 registrars and represents 18% of the 4.8 mln new domains registered

CentralNic added that .design will become generally available after 28 April, while .college is going through the launch process.

Another nineteen domains are being prepared for activation including .fans, .feedback, .contact, .pid, and .tickets.

A number of corporations have also signed up with the CentralNic’s platform with brands or business names including Saudi Telecom, and The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts in the US.

Ben Crawford, CentralNic’s chief executive, said: “I am delighted that so many of the savviest gTLD applicants, from successful entrepreneurs to global blue chip companies, have selected us to partner with them to deliver their gTLDs.”