CentralNic Plc., a global leader in domain name technology and operations, listed on the London Stock Exchange, announces a significant strategic investment in Slovakia, becoming the owner of SK-NIC, manager of the top level .sk domain. The vendor is Dutch company DanubiaTel Netherlands B.V..
Ben Crawford, CEO, CentralNic, said:
“We are pleased that the transaction has been successfully completed. SK-NIC organically fits Into our portfolio and business objectives. We want for the SK-NIC to become a modern domains management company, that will be of a benefit for Slovak Internet and society as well as contribute to boosting Slovak digital economy. To achieve this, we will enhance the Bratislava-based operation with new technology and expertise, and we will work closely together with our partners, customers and other important stakeholders.”
Mr. Peter Bíro will stay in his post as a Director of SK-NIC, and has been appointed by CentralNic to the SK-NIC’s Board of Directors and Commission. He is joined by CentralNic-appointed Head of Communications for SK-NIC Mr. Vladimir Vaňo, who also serves as Economist for CentralNic is. The company will retain all its current staff and is recruiting for additional staff in Slovakia to strengthen the team.
CentralNic will invest into improvements to the SK-NIC services by utilizing a unique technological platform of the Group and through providing new services. The company will support Slovak Internet community by providing quality, resilient and stable services for competitive prices. It will also contribute 5% of SK-NIC´s revenues to the designated fund that will support development of the Slovak digital economy, all in line of the contractual conditions with the Slovak government.
About CentralNic Group plc
CentralNic (LSE: CNIC) is a London-based company listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. It earns revenues from the worldwide sales of internet domain names using its proprietary technology platforms. CentralNic operates globally with customers in over 200 countries. It operates a global wholesale network, supplying domain names to over 1,500 vendors in 77 countries. As well as being a leading provider of software, distribution, marketing, policy drafting, billing and other services to operators of country code Top-Level Domains, CentralNic is the exclusive wholesaler for over 60 new Top-Level Domain extensions (the new alternatives to .com and .net).
These include .xyz, .site, .online, .website, .space, and .tech, all of which rank among the top twenty most subscribed new Top-Level Domains. This positions CentralNic as a leading global supplier with more than five million of these domains under management. CentralNic is also a leading global domain name retailer, managing twenty retail websites. Through its enterprise program, CentralNic supplies domain names, software and services directly to large companies and governments.