CentralNic Group PLC is a British multinational internet services holding company[1] headquartered in London, United Kingdom[2]. Its subsidiaries provide domain name registry[3] and registrar services[4], in addition to associated products and services, including web hosting, brand management, and domain parking[5].

CentralNic Group PLC is listed within the AIM market on the London Stock Exchange.

Companies within the group

Country code top-level domains

CentralNic Ltd, the domain name registry subsidary of CentralNic Group PLC, registers second-level domains (SLDs) under these country code top-level domains (ccTLDs):[7]

New top-level domains

CentralNic registers SLDs under these [new] generic top-level domain (gTLDs):[8]

Second-level domains

CentralNic registers subdomains under these unofficial second-level domains (SLDs):

None of these domains is an official SLD. Therefore, this part of CentralNic's operation is a private sub-domain registry.

These subdomains have been relatively popular and sold across a wide range of domain registrars globally, including GoDaddy, Alibaba, Network Solutions, eNom, Webfusion, GMO Internet, Inc., Gandi, Key Systems, Directi, InternetX, and many others.[9]


In 2000, Stephen Dyer founded CentralNic[10] as a successor organisation to NomiNation, a company which he had founded in 1995.[11]

In 2013, CentralNic announced[12] that it planned to float on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.

In early 2014, CentralNic acquired DomiNIC GmbH.[13]

In 2014, CentralNic acquired retail domain name registrar Internet.BS, for US$7.5m, adding to its expanding Registrar Portfolio.[14]

In 2015, CentralNic acquired Instra Corp and quickly integrated this retail and corporate domain name registrar into its portfolio.[15]

In 2018, CentralNic acquired the ccTLD for Slovakia (.sk) in a €26m deal.[16]

On July 16, 2018 CentralNic announced a merger with KeyDrive Group in a reverse takeover (according to AIM rules of the London Stock Exchange)[17].

On September 6, 2018, CentralNic acquired Romania and Brazil-focused registrar and domain hosting provider GlobeHosting Inc. for a consideration of €2.56 million[18].

On May 20 2019, CentralNic announced plans to acquire the leading Australian and New Zealand domain name and hosting reseller business TPP Wholesale for $24m AUD[19].

On July 1 2019, CentralNic acquired international domain name reseller platform Hexonet Group for up to €10 million[20].

On August 7 2019, CentralNic acquired international domain name retailer Ideegeo Group Ltd ("Ideegeo") for up to NZD$5.2 million (c.$3.4m USD)[21].

In November 2019, CentralNic acquired Team Internet from Matomy Media for $48m.[22]


  1. "Company Information - CentralNic Group plc (CNIC)". Hargreaves Lansdown. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  2. "CentralNic". Peldon Rose. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  3. "Registry - CentralNic". Retrieved 22 November 2019.
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  5. "Corporate - CentralNic". Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  6. https://www.centralnicgroup.com/retail/
  7. "Complete TLD List : Domain Names : CentralNic". CentralNic website. Retrieved 2019-04-17.
  8. https://www.centralnic.com/portfolio/newtlds/overview
  9. "Accredited Registrars : Support: CentralNic". centralnic.com. Retrieved 2019-04-17.
  10. McCarthy, Kieren (2004-06-23). "Vote for who should run the UK's Internet". The Register. Retrieved 2008-03-10.
  11. "Exhibit 1 Information on Nominet UK". ICANN. Retrieved 2008-03-10.
  12. Titcomb, James (2013-08-12). "UK web domain firm CentralNic eyes London IPO". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  13. "CentralNic acquires assets of DomiNIC GmbH". TheDomains.com. 2014-04-10. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  14. "CentralNic buys domain name registrar Internet.bs (IBS) - Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Website Stuff". Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Website Stuff. 2014-06-16. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  15. HawkesBayToday, Patrick O'Sullivan Patrick O'Sullivan is Hawke's Bay Today business editor patrick osullivan@nzme co nz (2015-12-14). "Instra snapped up for $35m". NZ Herald. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  16. "BRIEF-Centralnic Group to acquire business and assets of SK-NIC". Reuters. 2017-08-25. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  17. https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/200828/centralnic-closes-transformational-acquisition-of-keydrive-200828.html
  18. "Press Release, 6th September 2018". Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  19. "Press Release, May 20th 2019". Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  20. "Press Release, July 1st 2019". Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  21. "Press Release, August 7 2019". Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  22. "CentralNic Acquires Team Internet AG for up to $48 million (USD)". 15 November 2019. Retrieved 16 November 2019..
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