SOURCE: CentralNic, Ltd.

August 25, 2005 07:40 ET Makes CentralNic Country-Specific Domain Names Available

CHINO HILLS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 25, 2005 -- If you've been wanting to register "" and it hasn't been available, you might now be able to get "" instead. These unrestricted domain names are now widely available on a first come, first serve basis.

DomainSite, a fast-growing ICANN-Accredited Domain Name Registrar, has introduced a series of two-letter, geo-specific, domain names. These names, made possible by CentralNic, a London-based domain name registry, include US.COM, EU.COM, UK.COM, CN.COM, RU.COM, DE.COM & twelve others that represent the world's most populated countries.

"Our names open up the entire domain space again and they work within the existing Internet infrastructure," said Joe Alagna, CentralNic's North American Manager. "People all over the world want descriptive domain names that end in dot com, but most often they can't get what they want because the easiest (dot com) domains are taken. We not only give them a dot com domain, but we also give them a name that relates to their specific country or region. Our momentum over the past two years has been amazing."

CentralNic's CEO, Dan Schindler, mentioned, "Companies like AT&T, Bank of America, and The Sharper Image have been registering CentralNic domain names for years to protect their brand names online. Brand Managers at large corporations are using our domains more than ever."

Bill Mushkin, the CEO of, stated, "We are delighted with the introduction of these domains and are very pleased to see them sell. They are a great product. Our customers are thrilled to see these added domain choices."

About CentralNic ( -- Originally founded in 1995, CentralNic is an independent global domain name registry committed to making it easier for Internet users to establish new and distinctive domain names with regional and country-specific identities. CentralNic has a portfolio of 20 domain names, including (Europe), (United Kingdom), &, (United States).

About ( -- is a unique, independent, and fully ICANN-accredited domain registrar whose goal is to fully meet each of its over 30,000 customers' needs for domain name registration. is located in Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountains.

Contact Information

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

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

    For DomainSite:
    US Contact:
    Email Contact
    Bill Mushkin
    Phone: +1 (303) 364 3669