How to become a member

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.

Full Member

Full Membership is open to organisations, corporate bodies or individuals that operate a country code top level domain registry. Registries that qualify for Full Membership are asked to voluntarily select from 11 fee bands (the most appropriate to their situation).

CENTR Fee Bands:
Band 1: EUR 3,641
Band 2: EUR 6,325
Band 3: EUR 10,186
Band 4: EUR 15,180
Band 5: EUR 20,367
Band 6: EUR 24,035
Band 7: EUR 28,364
Band 8: EUR 36,372
Band 9: EUR 46,552
Band 10: EUR 53,625
Band 11: EUR 63,250

Application form

Associate Member

Associate membership of the association may be given to any organisation or corporate body that operates an internet domain registry and that the General Assembly considers that CENTR would benefit from such bodies or organisations becoming members of CENTR. 

Applications are restricted to non-European ccTLDs and TLDs with strong connections to Europe (such as city and regional TLDs), and are restricted to six per calendar year allowing applicants to present their organisation at the General Assembly.

Associate Members are welcome to choose their membership fee in line with the self-selection mechanism applicable for full members. The minimum fee for Associate Members is 8,855 EUR.

The membership term of associate members is three years, after which the membership expires and a new request to become an associate member may be submitted.

Application form


Observer status may be given to corporate bodies or legal representatives representing such bodies if, at its sole discretion, the General Assembly considers that the association would benefit from such bodies or individuals having Observer status. No person or corporate body who qualifies for full or associate membership shall be appointed as an Observer.

The Observership will be reviewed by the members on a yearly basis.

Application form

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