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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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