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 52 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 is the association that brings together the community of mainly European country code top level domain operators (ccTLDs). CENTR strives to facilitate collaboration, to promote its members’ interests, and to be the centre of intelligence in order to assure world-class ccTLDs, resulting in a better internet for all.
CENTR is to be recognised as an outstanding association, providing essential services for its community: enabling collaboration and the trusted exchange of information, acting as the voice of European ccTLDs, and shaping the DNS ecosystem in a sustainable, safe and secure manner to maintain an open, reliable and inclusive internet infrastructure.
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.