About CentralNic Registry


CentralNic Partners With Tusass A/S to Support Greenland's National Domain Name Infrastructure

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

CentralNic is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the contract to supply and support registry management software to underpin the domain name infrastructure of Greenland's country code top-level domain, .GL. The contract was awarded by...

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Mitigating DNS Abuse: Taking a Firm Position and Protecting Employees

Monday, June 6th, 2022

Kelly Hardy explains how companies benefit from fighting abuse and from protecting the employees on the front lines.

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Watch Video: Rethinking the Thick Registry Model from the First APAC DNS Forum

Friday, April 8th, 2022

CentralNic Registry was proud to sponsor the first regional DNS Forum in the Asia Pacific region, co-hosted by MYNIC and ICANN with the support of KKMM and MCMC.

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Join CentralNic at the first Asia-Pacific DNS Forum

Monday, March 28th, 2022

CentralNic Registry is very proud to be sponsoring the first regional DNS Forum in the Asia Pacific region, co-hosted by MYNIC and ICANN with the support of KKMM and MCMC.

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Watch Webinar: The Cloud Opportunity for ccTLDs

Thursday, February 24th, 2022

Gavin Brown, our Head of Registry Services, recently ran a high level webinar overview of cloud services and the opportunities available when they are implemented by ccTLD registries. You can watch the webinar below. If you would like to know more,...

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The Cloud Opportunity for ccTLDs

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

If you were wondering what sort of benefits the Cloud can bring to ccTLDs, wonder no further.

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Our DNS Analytics Dashboard has been launched!

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

We are excited to announce that our Registry DNS Analytics Dashboard has been launched!

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Join CentralNic at LACNIC 36!

Monday, October 11th, 2021

We are looking forward to sponsoring LACNIC36! It's running from 11-15 October as a blended event: both physically in Montevideo and virtually.

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What is the "Public Core" of the Internet?

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

A recent statement by the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) has highlighted the growing acceptance and adoption of the concept of a "Public Core" of the Internet, and a norm (adopted by governments and intergovernmental...

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Mitigating Malicious Intent

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Cybersecurity is an increasingly important issue for businesses.

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Find out About the Latest Measures to Counter DNS Abuse at TLDCON 2021

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

We're delighted to be attending this year's TLDCON 2021, the 14th international conference for ccTLD registries.

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Join CentralNic at this year's APTLD80 & Pacific Internet Governance Forum

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

The APTLD80 forum is co-sponsored by the Pacific Chapter of the Internet Society (PICISOC) in partnership with Asia Pacific Top-Level Domain (APTLD), the UN-Internet Governance Forum Secretariat, the University of the South Pacific, Internet Society...

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CentralNic Registry Awarded Triple Certifications for ISO/IEC 27001:2013, ISO 9001:2015, Information Security, Quality and Business Continuity Management

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

London, August 17th, 2021 - CENTRALNIC REGISTRY, a leading registry services company that develops and licenses its own registry software and operates its own registry platforms, today announced that its ISO/IEC 27001:2013, ISO 9001:2015,...

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Talking Heads: Gavin Brown's Half Year Round Up 2021

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Following on from an unprecedented 2020, 2021 has also definitely been a year with a difference. At CentralNic Registry we've not only been calmly surfing the changes, but we've been busy behind the scenes too.

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How does the domain name industry work?

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Domain names are a crucial element of the internet.

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Happy Birthday to the World Wide Web!

Friday, August 6th, 2021

Today marks the anniversary of an important day in the history of the internet.

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The Web at 30 - The Source Code for the Web

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

Just last month, auction house Sotheby's sold a non-fungible token created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee for a staggering $5,434,500 from a starting bid of just $1,000.

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The Web at 30 - What is the World Wide Web?

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

The world wide web is a way to view and share information over the internet. This information can take the form of text, music, photos or videos or anything that is written on web pages and served up by a web browser.

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The Web at 30 - How the World Wide Web came to be

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

On 6th August in 1991 the World Wide Web became publicly available when Tim Berners-Lee, the "Father of the Web" posted a short summary of the project on the alt.hypertext newsgroup and in doing so brought to life the game changer that has touched...

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The Web at 30

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

August 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the world wide web and the first ever website!

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CentralNic Registry Sponsors Cyber Trends 2021

CentralNic Registry Sponsors Cyber Trends 2021

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

Now in its fifth year, Cyber Trends draws on the experience of industry practitioners, government representatives, and researchers to examine the current trends and what is on the horizon for the cybersecurity ecosystem, across the UK and around the...

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Webinar signup: Building trust in the domain name ecosystem

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

On Thursday, June 3rd, 3pm BST, you're invited to join our in-house experts, Gavin and Kelly, for a special webinar in association with Andy Bates from the Global Cyber Alliance.

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CentralNic Partners With .London to Underpin London's Iconic Status Online

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

London, Thursday 13th May 2021: CentralNic has been awarded a project by Dot London Domains Limited, a subsidiary of London & Partners, the business growth and destination agency for London. London & Partners operates the .London top-level domain...

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Video: Growing Demand for DNS Security Panel, Middle East DNS Forum

Friday, April 30th, 2021

CentralNic Registry was delighted to have been able to sponsor the Middle East Domain Name System (DNS) Forum earlier this month. The online event brought together field experts to discuss the latest developments in the global domain marketplace as...

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Congratulations On Your New Business - We Need To Talk

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Kelly Hardy from CentralNic provides cybercrime advice for end customers and clients operating businesses online during the pandemic boom.

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Women in Domains: An Interview with Kelly Hardy

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Women's History Month has been celebrated in the United States since March 1987. This observance is a celebration of women's contributions to history, culture, and society.

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7th Middle East DNS Forum, 5-7 April 2021

Monday, March 29th, 2021

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CentralNic partners with JISC to support critical UK domain infrastructure

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

CentralNic has been awarded a significant project by Jisc, the UK not-for-profit company whose role is to support UK higher and further education and research.

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The History of the CentralNic Registry System

Friday, March 5th, 2021

CentralNic's story goes back more than a quarter of a century, to 1996 (the year that gave birth to the Spice Girls, Duke Nukem 3D, Internet Explorer 3 and DVDs, amongst others), when NomiNation was launched, offering third-level registrations under...

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Spotlight on .BEST

Friday, February 19th, 2021

In this spotlight, Cyril Fremont, the CEO of .best, talks about the experience of working with CentralNic Registry to launch the .best top-level domain.

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DNS Analytics

Deep Dive: DNS Monitoring and Analytics at CentralNic

Friday, February 5th, 2021

There are many components to a domain registry system. For example, we operate an EPP service which allows our many registrars to register and manage domains on behalf of their customers. That EPP server connects to our primary registry database...

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Spotlight on Top Level Design

Friday, December 4th, 2020

In this short video, Ray King, the founder and CEO of Top Level Design, talks about his experience of applying for, launching, and running his TLDs on the CentralNic Registry platform.

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The Great Migration

Watch webinar: The Great Migration

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Our webinar on ccTLD and gTLD backend migration, which originally ran on October 4th, is now available to view online!

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CentralNic and the Global Cyber Alliance announce the DomainTrust platform

Friday, November 13th, 2020

The recent rise in internet use, as people are moving more of their lives online due to Covid-19, has been matched by a rise in malicious activity in the form of phishing attempts, malware distribution, and botnet command and control (C2) activities.

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A Token Bucket Implementation in PHP, using memcached

Monday, July 6th, 2020

The token bucket algorithm is often used in packet switched computer networks and telecommunications networks to rate-limit or throttle traffic flows.

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Matt Shooman appointed as Head of Sales

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

CentralNic is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Shooman as Head of Sales for the Registry Services division, where he will lead the business development and account management teams.

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The Great Migration

The Great Migration

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

Every year, in the animal kingdom, there are some awe-inspiring migrations. One, known appropriately as the "Great migration", involves the mass exodus of vast groups of wildebeest, some comprising over one million individuals. These mega-herds roam...

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Kelly Hardy appointed as Head of Policy

Friday, May 29th, 2020

CentralNic is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly Hardy as Head of Policy for the Registry Services division.

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COVID-19 Response - RGP Restore Fee Waiver Program

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

CentralNic is pleased to announce an RGP Restore Fee Waiver Program, designed to support registrants who are facing difficulties during the global Coronavirus pandemic. Working with our registry clients, we have developed a program that allows our...

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COVID-19 Response - Free continuity DNS and EBERO Support for ccTLDs

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Over the past few weeks, the global coronavirus crisis has tested the business continuity plans and service delivery capabilities of almost every business on the planet. You only have to look at shortages of goods in retail stores to understand just...

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Gavin Brown appointed as Head of CentralNic Registry Services

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

CentralNic Group PLC is pleased to announce an internal leadership restructuring, including key new appointments. The new structure reflects the Company's strategy of deploying specialist teams and platforms for each customer type, to drive global...

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Statement on COVID-19

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Like many organisations, CentralNic Registry has been monitoring the development of the Coronavirus pandemic. To alleviate any concerns on the part of our key stakeholders (registry clients, registrars, domain registrants and Internet end-users),...

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