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    Registrars CentralNic Bought By 'Media Group'
    posted by michael on Friday December 19 2003, @11:04AM

    Anonymous writes "CentralNic, the registry for EU.com, UK.com and others, has been taken out of liquidation by 'a large media and telecoms group'. "

    "The following statement was sent to their resellers earlier tonight.
    Dear Reseller

    Following our recent announcement regarding the restructuring of CentralNic I now have much pleasure in giving you further details.

    A company backed by a large media and telecoms group has purchased the business of CentralNic for an undisclosed sum. This follows CentralNic's recent successful re-structuring. The business will continue to trade under the CentralNic name.

    The domain name service will continue to point to sites and work exactly as before. Domain name holders will experience no disruption.

    The same staff will remain in place and the business premises will remain at the same location, ensuring a seamless transition.

    Stephen Dyer said "I wish the new owners well in the development of the Registry and I am sure that they will continue to serve the customers and registrars to the same high standard that we have in the past."

    Robert Pooke, director of the acquirer said "I hope this will prove a
    successful new dawn for CentralNic, with a strong financial base to back our future investment plans."

    This gives CentralNic an opportunity to flourish under new ownership, and our continued commitment to stakeholders remains unchanged.

    Thank you for your continued support.


    Camilla Coxe
    Managing Director"

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    Mr. Pooke
    by cambler (chris@ambler.net) on Friday December 19 2003, @01:05PM (#12753)
    User #36 Info | http://onthenet.ambler.net/
    Robert Pooke: www.loans.org, signed on to support "OrganicNames" in their ICANN application in 2000 for .tel (OrganicNames, which used CentralNIC as their registry operator in the proposal).

    He is listed in that application as a "person owning 5% or more of the registry operator."

    So it would appear that Mr. Pooke already owned 5% or more of CentralNIC. Yet he is named in the release as the director of the acquiring "media company."


    Ambler On The Net [ambler.net]

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