CentralNic Group plc, (LON:CNIC), the internet platform business which derives revenues from the global sale of domain names, is pleased to announce that it is currently ranked number one “registry backend” (ie. Wholesaler) of new TLD domain names globally, on the domain industry statistics website ntldstats.com. CentralNic attained the top position on Friday 14 August after having ranked number two for the previous twelve months.
As at 7am on Monday 17 August, 1,444,210 domains were registered using CentralNic’s registry platform, relating to 24 new Top-Level Domains, according to ntldstats.com. CentralNic’s move to pole position follows from the recent surge in interest in the world’s leading new TLD, .xyz, following the adoption of abc.xyz as the official web address for Google’s new parent company, Alphabet.
CentralNic is the exclusive global wholesaler for .xyz, as well as for .website, .space, .love, .design, .tickets, .fans, .bar and many more – receiving a share of revenues for all domains registered under those TLDs.
CentralNic Group Plc CEO Ben Crawford commented “Having the world’s leading internet business adopt one of our domains for their next step forward is massive validation for CentralNic’s Top-Level Domains. Now, for CentralNic as an AIM listed company to be elevated to the number one position globally in new TLDs, in front of multi-billion dollar corporations on NASDAQ, the NYSE, and the Tokyo Stock Exchange is an important milestone in our mission to reach the scale of those other inspirational businesses. This is our first appearance at the top of the rankings and it is an important milestone, though of course we expect the rankings to continue shifting in future due to the week- to -week variations in renewals numbers.”
CentralNic Group plc’s business continues to grow through renewals and new registrations under already-launched TLDs, through launching new TLDs already under exclusive contract to CentralNic, and through continuing to win new TLD business away from other service providers – CentralNic has been awarded more TLD contracts switched from other service providers than any other company, including .online, .tickets, .fan, .tech , and many more.
CentralNic also operates a leading domain name retail business, with over 600,000 domain names registered to customers in almost every country in the world.
About CentralNic Group Plc
CentralNic (LON: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 all domains ending with .tickets, .site, .design .bar, .love, .feedback, .xyz, and over 30 other new Top-Level Domain extensions (the new. alternatives to .com and .net). One in five of all domains registered under new TLDs globally uses the CentralNic platform, ranking CentralNic as the number two global supplier with over one million of these domains under management. CentralNic is also a leading global domain name retailer, with its retail websites including internetbs.net, buydomains.london and domain.luxury. Additionally, via its enterprise programme, CentralNic supplies domain names (including high-value premium domain names), software and services directly to large corporations and governments.