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December 15, 2018 00:00

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CentralNic extends XYZ deal until 2032

CentralNic and XYZ.com have extended their registry services pact for the next fifteen years, according to CentralNic. Announcing its first-half 2017 financial results today, CentralNic said the back-end contract has been extended until 2032. It’s an unusually long duration for a registry services contract, which are usually much more likely to run about five years. […]

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Someone just got a $225,000 dollar bill for .XYZ domain renewals!

Remember that .XYZ penny promo from last year? Almost 3 million .XYZ domains were registered in June of 2016, at the Registry’s loss, for a penny each. It’s renewal time, and someone who registered 45,000 .XYZ domains having spent $450, received a renewal bill for $225,000 dollars! That amounts to $5 bucks per .XYZ domain, […]

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Domain crime : 14491.com is no longer a stolen domain asset

It took nearly four months for the owner of the domain 14491.com to get it back, after Chinese cybercriminals stole it. In November 2015, we covered the domain theft incident that involved seven valuable numeric and short domains. With the assistance of the losing registrar, GoDaddy, six of the seven domains were returned in a […]

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CentralNic doubled revenue in 2014

Company posts big gains, likely due to acquisition of domain name registrar last year. Domain name services company CentralNic doubled its revenue in 2014 and increased its adjusted EBITDA by 65%. The company grew its topline from £3.891 million to £6.067 million. Adjusted EBITDA, which excludes acquisition deal fees and non-cash charges, grew from £1.015 […]

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.xyz helps CentralNic double its revenue

CentralNic’s revenue almost doubled in 2014, helped by the launch of new gTLDs. The UK-based registry today reported annual operating profit of £497,000 ($759,000), down from £694,000 ($1.05 million) in 2013, on the back of revenue up 99% at £6.06 million ($9.25 million). Billings– money taken but not yet recorded as revenue — was up […]

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CentralNic pays up to $7.5m for Internet.bs

CentralNic has acquired the unfortunately named Bahamas-based registrar Internet.bs for up to $7.5 million, in an effort to bolster its registrar business. The deal is for a mixture of cash ($2.7 million), newly issued shares ($2.5 million) and a delayed performance-related payout of up to $2.3 million. CentralNic is best known as a registry and […]

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CentralNic buys domain name registrar Internet.bs (IBS)

CentralNic gobbles of up large domain name registrar. Publicly traded CentralNic (LSE: CNIC) has purchased Bahamian domain name registrar Internet.bs (IBS). The move gives CentralNic, currently positioned as a registry, a strong entry in the retail registrar market. CentralNic is traditionally known for offering third level domain names, but it is the technical registry services […]

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