The project is to supply and support registry management software to underpin the domain name infrastructure of some of the UK’s most critical domain extensions, including .ac.uk, .gov.uk, .gov.scot, .gov.wales and .llyw.cymru.
“We are thrilled to have been awarded this project by Jisc,” said Gavin Brown, Head of CentralNic’s Registry Services division. “CentralNic’s registry software is the most sophisticated solution for domain registry management.
“This project win is doubly exciting for CentralNic. As a UK-headquartered company, we are proud to be supplying the software platform that supports the Janet Network, which is crucial to UK education and research.”
The project, which will run for a minimum of three years, will see the installation of CentralNic’s registry software and the management of .gov.uk, .gov.scot, .gov.wales and .llyw.cymru domain names globally under the administration of Jisc.
“We selected CentralNic to provide the software that supports our domain name infrastructure because of its excellent technical capability and also because of its impressive track-record,” said Steve Kennett, Executive director of e-infrastructure at Jisc.
“Having operated for more than 20 years, CentralNic’s software platform already supports more than 20 million domain names and hosts nearly 50% of all new-style domain names globally. This proven stability and CentralNic’s clear understanding of our requirements made it the obvious choice for technology partner.”