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Tuesday 29 April, 2014

CentralNic Group PLC

CentralNic Group plc Partners with Dot London

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CentralNic Group PLC
29 April 2014


Press Release                                                                                              29 April 2014


CentralNic Group plc


("CentralNic" or "the Company" or "the Group")


CentralNic Group plc Partners with Dot London, Announces Dedicated Website


CentralNic Group PLC (AIM:CNIC), the internet platform business which derives revenues from the global sale of domain names, announces today its partnership with Dot London and the launch of the new website specifically for the registration of Dot London ".london" domain names -


Alex Kinchin-Smith, Director of Dot London said, "We are delighted to be working with CentralNic as one of the premier partners in Dot London and to make .London domains available through CentralNic's dedicated Dot London site  We want Dot London to become the internet address of choice for businesses and individuals with a connection to the capital.  It is therefore important for us to be working with CentralNic as the Company is based here in London and understands the benefits a Dot London domain name can bring."


CentralNic plc CEO, Ben Crawford, said: "As a business founded in London 19 years ago and listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, CentralNic is delighted to be playing a role in launching Dot London domains".


Prior to the launch of, CentralNic is taking expressions of interest in Dot London domains on the site




For further information:


CentralNic Group plc

Ben Crawford (CEO)

+44 (0) 203 388 0600

Zeus Capital

Ross Andrews / Nick Cowles ( Corporate Finance)

+44 (0) 161 831 1512

John Goold (Institutional Sales)

+44 (0) 207 533 7716

Abchurch Communications

Jamie Hooper / Olivia Stuart Taylor

+44 (0) 20 7398 7720

[email protected]


About CentralNic Group plc 

CentralNic owns and operates a proprietary platform over which domain names are distributed to over 83% of the world's registrars - entities such as GoDaddy and Network Solutions that retail domain names directly to the public.  The Company is already the exclusive global distributor for domains using 30 different domain extensions, including .la (for domains such as, and (for domains such as


CentralNic was selected as the Registry Service Provider and distributor for 60 applications for new Top-Level Domains (TLDs) - a program devised by the domain industry regulator ICANN to supplement the existing TLDs such as .com and with new domain extensions. The list of new gTLDs that will make exclusive use of CentralNic's platform include: .wiki, .bar, .college, .rest, .ink, .feedback, .contact and .xyz.


·     CentralNic (LSE: CNIC) is a leading provider of registry services to the global market for domain names and is headquartered in London. The Company has developed a proprietary platform for powering and distributing domain names, and is the exclusive global distributor for domains using 58 different domain extensions. These include .la (for domains such as, (for domains such as, and (for domains such as


·     CentralNic's distribution network includes 1500 registrars - entities such as GoDaddy and Network Solutions in over 80 countries that retail domain names directly to the public and wholesale them through an additional network of over 100,000 resellers. End users register these domain names as an address for their websites, as a defensive measure to protect their brands online, as a method of capturing internet traffic and achieving desired rankings on search engines, and as an investment.


·     CentralNic distributes domains on behalf of their clients - rights-holders or "registries" - on a revenue share basis. CentralNic-distributed domains use an annual registration fee model, paid in advance by the end users, providing a predictable annuity revenue stream for both CentralNic and its clients.


·     CentralNic is itself the rights holder for 24 domain extensions, including,,, and It therefore retains 100% of the wholesale revenues for domains using those domain extensions.


·     CentralNic is the owner of a portfolio of premium domain names including 18 two-letter .com domains including and


·     In addition to its growth as a global distributor of domain names, the Directors believe that there is potential for CentralNic to also become a significant retailer of domain names direct to end users, and CentralNic has already obtained the necessary accreditations, built the technology, signed initial contracts and commenced trading as a domain name retailer.


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