Centralnic has announced that they will be “sunsetting” several of their SLD based extensions.
The impacted extensions are:
From April 29th 2016 (today) no new registrations or renewals will be permitted in any of the impacted extensions.
The domains will “go dark” on April 30 2017.
I’ve no idea how many “domains” are impacted by the change. They’re not “real” domain names in many respects, as they’re subdomains of short .com registrations. However Centralnic and others have created a good business in offering these kind of extensions for sale.
Some of the other Centralnic domains are used by fairly big household brands including Avon cosmetics.
In the last couple of years Centralnic has diversified their business quite dramatically and now offer registry backend services for several new TLD registries including .xyz and Radix. They also operate a couple of registrar brands including Internet.bs.