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Global bars and restaurants set to benefit from newly released pool of .bar and .rest domains

Source: CentralNic, October 17, 2016

The food and beverage TLDs .rest and .bar will release over 20,000 previously unavailable domains, including valuable keywords, geographics, numerics and category killers, for general registration through accredited registrars on October 19. At least 50% of the new name pool will be made available at standard pricing while names like,,,,, and will follow a tiered premium pricing model.

“We are thrilled to announce the availability of a great number of .rest and .bar premium names at accessible prices in order to enable SMEs worldwide to reach their maximum potential”, said Aaron Grego, CEO of Punto.

“With the ongoing proliferation of the bars and restaurants across the globe, there is sure to be demand in the market with a fresh pool of short, meaningful and competitive domains through which companies can assert a strongly defined and highly marketable digital presence, and at a reasonable price”, said Ben Crawford, CEO of CentralNic.

Punto plans to support the release with an industry targeted awareness campaign.

The release will be made exclusively available to registrars integrated with CentralNic, the registry’s technical backend provider. Registrars who wish to integrate with CentralNic and leverage the premium release are invited to contact sales[at]

For further information:

CentralNic Group PLC

Ben Crawford, Chief Executive Officer

+44 (0) 203 388 0600

About CentralNic Group PLC:

CentralNic (LSE: CNIC) is a London-based AIM-listed company which earns revenues from the worldwide sales of internet domain names over its proprietary technology platform. These domain names are sold on an annual subscription basis and paid for by customers upfront, making CentralNic a cash-generative business with annuity revenue streams.

CentralNic comprises three business lines within the domain name industry. It operates a global wholesale network, supplying domain names to over 1,500 vendors in 77 countries. CentralNic is the exclusive wholesaler for over 30 new Top-Level Domain extensions (the new alternatives to .com and .net), including .xyz, .site, .online, .website, .space, and .tech, which are ranked among the top twenty five most subscribed new Top-Level Domain extensions. One in three of all domains registered under new TLDs globally uses the CentralNic platform, ranking CentralNic as the leading global supplier with approximately eight million of these domains under management.

CentralNic is also a leading global domain name retailer, with retail websites including, and, as well as most recently and others following its acquisition of global domain name retailer Instra Group. Additionally, via its enterprise programme, CentralNic supplies domain names (including high-value premium domain names), software and services directly to large corporations and governments.

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