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2019 CENTR Awards held at Concert Noble!

2019-10-11 News

On 8 October, CENTR held the fourth edition of its Awards at Concert Noble in Brussels. The CENTR Awards aim to highlight ccTLD registry projects, teams and people that are making a difference in our industry.

This year’s categories were slightly different to previous editions of the CENTR Awards, as they were combined with CENTR’s 20th Anniversary celebrations. In light of this, the categories were revamped to reflect this anniversary and to recognise contributions that do not fit into the regular Awards.

This year’s CENTR Awards winners are:

CENTR Innovation Award: the CENTR Security Maturity Model

2019 CENTR Member Award: SIDN (.nl)

Working Group Champion:

  • Administrative Working Group : Thomas Tammegger (EURid, .eu)
  • Legal and Regulatory Working Group: Maarten Simon (SIDN, .nl)
  • Marketing Working Group: Michiel Henneke (SIDN, .nl)
  • R&D Working Group: Maciej Andziński (CZ.NIC, .cz)
  • Security Working Group: Kristof Tuyteleers (DNS Belgium, .be)
  • Technical Working Group: Oli Schacher (Switch, .ch)

Registry of the Year: EURid (.eu)

CENTR Anniversary Achievement Award: Annebeth Lange (Norid, .no)

Congratulations to all!

In his closing speech Peter Van Roste, General Manager of CENTR, not only congratulated the winners but also thanked all contributors from the last twenty years. “Today, on our twentieth anniversary, it is energising and inspiring to see how our members are looking forward, rather than back.” He commended the expanding list of tasks and expertise of ccTLD managers, underlining that this, “combined with the continuing willingness to share and contribute forebodes a great future for CENTR”.

Photos are available to CENTR members here. If you attended the event and would like to receive the photos, please contact CENTR's Communications Manager, Lydia Stoddart (lydia[at]centr.org).

Find out more about the Awards here.