CENTR stands for the Council of European National Top-Level Domain Registries (CENTR). Its objectives are to promote and participate in the development of a high standard of Internet Country Code Top-Level Domain Registries (ccTLDs) for the benefit of its members and the Internet. The organisation has a European focus.
Together with similar organisations with focus on other regions of the world, CENTR will achieve its objectives through consensus building, coordination and collaboration; respecting cultural and historical variations amongst the ccTLDs and their Local Internet Communities.
CENTR is the association of European country code top-level domain (ccTLD) registries, such as .de for Germany or .si for Slovenia. CENTR currently counts 53 full and 9 associate members – together, they are responsible for over 80% of all registered domain names worldwide. The objectives of CENTR are to promote and participate in the development of high standards and best practices among ccTLD registries. Full membership is open to organisations, corporate bodies or individuals that operate a country code top level domain registry.
CENTR has two types of Members (Full Members and Associate Members) and can grant Observer status to organisations with which it maintains a close relationship. Applicants should complete the application form and return it to the CENTR Secretariat. All applications are voted on by the Members during the General Assembly.