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Registries’ exceptional initiatives shine at 2017 CENTR Awards

2017-10-03 News

On 3 October, CENTR held the third edition of its Awards at the Bibliothèque Solvay in Brussels. The CENTR Awards aim at highlighting ccTLD registry projects, teams and people that are making a difference in our industry.

During the ceremony, the finalists in each of the five categories presented short videos of their projects or people that were nominated. The evening was a great opportunity to showcase inspiring projects and teams that truly make a difference in the online world and to demonstrate the great spirit of collaboration that gives life to the CENTR community.

A brand new category was also introduced this year: the “Registry of the Year”, first one to be submitted to a vote from registrars. A whopping 105 unique registrars participated in the survey that resulted in a tight race between registries.

This year’s CENTR Awards winners are:

Marketing Campaign Excellence Category: .CA Product Marketing team for its brand awareness and lead generation campaign (CIRA)

Safe and Sound DNS Category: Barbara Povše (Registry.si) & Bert Ten Brinke (SIDN) for the project "Security for Registry.si"

Greater Online Good Category: DENIC's source code donation to the Mozilla foundation to support IDNA 2008 in Firefox and Thunderbird

Above and Beyond Innovation Category: UK Domain Categorisation (Nominet data team)

Contributor of the Year Category: Annebeth Lange (Norid)

Registry of the Year Category: EURid (.eu)

Congratulations to all participants!

Photos of the ceremony
Video of the ceremony (upcoming)
Videos of the finalists
More about the CENTR Awards