XYZ Contract Renegotiation and Renewal

Released : 07/09/2017 07:00

RNS Number : 0449Q
CentralNic Group PLC
07 September 2017

Press Release


7th September 2017


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CentralNic Group Plc


("CentralNic" or "the Company" or "the Group" or "CentralNic Group")



Renewal and renegotiation of contract with XYZ.COM LLC, owner of .xyz 



CentralNic, the global software platform company supporting subscription web services including domain names, is pleased to announce that it has renegotiated and renewed its exclusive wholesaler contract with, owner of the .xyz Top-Level Domain ("TLD"), until May 2032.  CentralNic will continue to be the exclusive wholesaler for .xyz and any other TLD acquired by 


CentralNic will receive a fixed fee based on the volume of .xyz registrations and subscriptions managed. 


As one of the most popular domains in the world, .xyz is the go-to domain ending for the next generation of internet users.  High profile businesses and individuals using .xyz include Google, Mark Zuckerberg, the founders of Skype, and Deloitte.  The suffix has seen the most adoption from startups and entrepreneurs, as well as businesses in emerging internet markets including Indonesia and China


Ben Crawford, CEO of CentralNic, said:  "The long-standing excellent relationship between CentralNic and .xyz has been updated to normalise the Company's revenues and profits going forward." 




For further information:  


CentralNic Group Plc


Ben Crawford (CEO) 

Don Baladasan, Chief Financial Officer 

+44 (0) 203 388 0600



Zeus Capital Limited - NOMAD and Joint Broker


Nick Cowles / Jamie Peel 

John Goold / Alex Davies / Rupert Woolfenden

+44 (0) 161 831 1512

+44 (0) 207 829 5000



Peel Hunt LLP - Joint Broker


Edward Knight / Nick Prowting (Corporate)

Alastair Rae (Syndications)


+44 (0) 207 418 8900

Abchurch Communications

Corporate & Financial PR Advisers to CentralNic 


Julian Bosdet

Dylan Mark

Alejandra Campuzano 

+44 (0) 20 7469 4630

+44 (0) 20 7469 4633

+44 (0) 20 7469 4634






About CentralNic


CentralNic (AIM: CNIC) is a London-based AIM-listed company which develops and manages software platforms allowing businesses globally to use the internet for their own websites and email, as well as protecting their brands online.  Its core growth strategy is identifying and acquiring cash-generative businesses with annuity revenue streams and exposure to emerging markets, and migrating them onto the CentralNic software and operating platforms.


CentralNic operates globally with customers in over 200 countries. It earns revenues from the worldwide sales of internet domain names and hosting on an annual subscription basis. 


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