SOURCE: CentralNic, Ltd.

January 26, 2006 06:05 ET

Afternic Adds US.COM, EU.COM, Other CentralNic Domain Name Extensions to Site

ORLANDO, FL and LONDON -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 26, 2006 -- Afternic, a recognized leader in the aftermarket domain name industry, today announced that it has begun listing domain name extensions of the global registry, CentralNic, some of which include US.COM, UK.COM, EU.COM and 17 other country-specific domains.

"The people at CentralNic have demonstrated their commitment to the domain name business and we've long admired their accomplishments. Many of our customers have been asking us to list them in our marketplace and we've listened to their requests," said Afternic President and CEO Roger Collins.

In addition, CentralNic CEO, Dan Schindler commented that his firm is seeing an increased interest in the aftermarket. "Afternic was the original exchange for domain name enthusiasts which make up a big part of the market today. The domain name aftermarket will continue to grow and we're pleased to be working with Afternic," he said.

CentralNic domains have become more popular since some of the larger registrars like eNom, Name.com, and Dotster have begun offering them. "We've recently seen registrants list and sell some of our domains for several thousand dollars," said Joe Alagna, CentralNic's U.S. Marketing Manager. "It's been a nice development that validates how consumers feel about our domains."

About CentralNic

Founded in 1995, CentralNic is a global domain name registry helping Internet users establish new and distinctive domain names with regional and country-specific identities. CentralNic's portfolio of 20 domain names includes EU.COM (Europe), UK.COM (United Kingdom), & US.COM, (United States). Their site may be reached at www.centralnic.com.

About Afternic.com

Afternic.com is a leading domain name exchange and the most recognized name in the secondary domain name industry. The company operates an extensive exchange network in which its partner domain name registrars refer buyers of aftermarket domains and earn commissions. Afternic provides a "one-stop shop" where consumers can buy secondary domains in a secure, anonymous environment. Some of the industry's leading registrars, including Register.com, eNom.com and Eurodns.com, are Afternic partners. The site may be reached at www.afternic.com.

Contact Information

  • For CentralNic:
    US Contact:
    e-mail Contact - Email Contact
    Joe Alagna
    Phone: +1 (909) 606 9175

    London Contact:
    e-mail Contact - Email Contact
    Dan Schindler
    Phone: +44 (0) 870 017 0900

    For Afternic:
    US Contact:
    e-mail Contact - Email Contact
    Roger Collins
    Phone: +1 (407) 880 3211
    or
    e-mail Contact - Email Contact
    Lynn Fireside
    Phone : +1 (213) 955 0020