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CentralNic Announces Sponsorship of APTLD77

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Friday 10th January 2020


CentralNic, currently one of the most respected Registry Solutions providers in world, today announced that it will be an official sponsor of the forthcoming APTLD 77 conference to be held in Melbourne on the 20th and 21st February.


As a leading ccTLD Registry-focused provider, CentralNic has been working closely with a number of governments in Asia Pacific for many years on a wide array of projects, ranging from technical solutions, and policies creation to ccTLD strategic consultancy projects.


“We are delighted to be able to support domain name activities in the region through APTLD.  Australia is one of our global hubs, with staff supporting our customers in Melbourne and Sydney,” said CentralNic’s Chief Executive Officer, Ben Crawford. “We are fully committed to the region and this is an exciting opportunity for us to fully support the excellent work that APTLD continues to deliver.”


“CentralNic has always been a great supporter for our Members and proactively participated in APTLD Meetings sharing its unique expertise with our community. We are most pleased to see yet another proof of their commitment, which should enhance the quality of the Meeting and allow more Members to benefit from CentralNic’s rich experience “,- added Leonid Todorov, General Manager of APTLD.


CentralNic currently provides ccTLD solutions for the likes of .LA, .BH and .PW  in the region as well as .SK, .DM and .FO on a global basis. The company is the biggest back-end registry services provider for the gTLDs with over 45% of all registrations using CentralNic’s software.


“Whilst CentralNic has developed its solutions in a number of different domain name markets, we are a registry solutions provider at heart, which is why becoming a sponsor of this event was a logical choice, Stuart Fuller, Group Commercial Director of CentralNic said: “We recognise the important role ccTLDs play an integral part of the global digital economy and events such as APTLD provide a platform for us to all learn about the key trends and industry developments.”


CentralNic’s ccTLD Policy Director, Raedene McGary, will be part of the panel that will be discussing Registration Takedown Policies and Case Studies during the event. “We’ve helped a number of ccTLDs in the region prepare and execute on strategies to grow their registry services in the past year and we are very excited to be able to provide guidance and advice whilst we are in Melbourne.”


The event is taking place with the backdrop of the terrible forest fires that have caused including areas close to Melbourne and its unique wildlife and so CentralNic will be making a donation for the Koala Hospital.