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CentralNic reports 2017 earnings, merger with KeyDrive still in the works

Company reports revenue increase in 2017 and hopes to merge with KeyDrive in Q3. Domain name company CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC) published its 2017 annual report (pdf) today. Topline revenue increased from £22.1m in 2016 to £24.3m in 2017. Profit after tax was basically flat at £1.0, but the company’s Adjusted EBITA measure grew from […]

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#CentralNic publishes white paper on upcoming changes due to #GDPR

CentralNic has published a detailed white paper on upcoming changes, all thanks to the GDPR. The British company manages several distinct TLDs and ccTLDs, including .LA, along with new gTLDs such as .ART and .XYZ. The white paper shares those changes that will define the information publicly shared via the WHOIS for the TLDs managed […]

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CentralNic now managing failing .fan and .fans

CentralNic appears to be acting as a caretaker for the failing new gTLDs .fan and .fans. IANA records show that a company lawyer took over as administrative contact for the pair late last week. Asiamix Digital, the original registry, is still listed as the sponsor for both, and its ICANN registry agreement does not appear […]

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MMX could announce acquisition this week

New gTLD registry MMX could announce plans to be acquired as early as this week. The company told the markets last week that its delayed 2017 financial results would be announced in “early May”, along with the “conclusion of the strategic review” it has been teasing investors about for almost a year. The “strategic review”, […]

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CentralNic and KeyDrive in merger talks

CentralNic and KeyDrive, two major European domain firms, are in merger talks, CentralNic confirmed this morning. CentralNic said that the transaction, should it close, would be a “reverse takeover” of itself by KeyDrive. That’s where a private company, in this case KeyDrive, reverses into a public one, in this case AIM-listed CentralNic. Luxembourg-based KeyDrive is […]

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CentralNic spends $3.3 million on .com portfolios

CentralNic has splashed out £2.5 million ($3.3 million) to bolster its portfolio of domain names for the secondary market. The company said in a brief statement today that it acquired an unspecified number of domains across “a number of portfolios”. The sellers were not disclosed. The names were all in .com. CEO Ben Crawford said […]

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CentralNic now owns .sk after $30m deal closes

CentralNic has just closed its acquisition of SK-NIC, the ccTLD operator for Slovakia, the company announced today. The London-based firm announced the deal back in August, when it was to be worth €21.27 million up front, with a deferred performance-related cash payout of €4.85 million cash over three years. But the deal, originally intended to […]

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CentralNic completes .SK acquisition

A bit later than expected, CentralNic completes acquisition of .sk country code manager. Domain name registry CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC) has completed its acquisition of SK-NIC, the company that controls the .sk country code top level domain name for Slovakia. When the deal was originally announced in late August, CentralNic planned to acquire only assets […]

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CentralNic’s .sk purchase moving forward under changed terms

Deal changes from an asset purchase to a share purchase. Top level domain name operator CentralNic (London AIM:CNIC) announced it was acquiring the .sk (Slovakia) top level domain name on August 25th. It still hasn’t completed the deal and the terms have changed. The deal was originally created as an asset purchase. Now, CentralNic will […]

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Did get sold? Domain sleuth George Kirikos tweeted out that the registrar changed and the domain is now under privacy. It appears that @CentralNic may have sold their domain name (change of registrar, and also WHOIS privacy). — George Kirikos (@GeorgeKirikos) November 29, 2017 When checking whois I see that the nameservers are […]

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