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Afilias receives Excellence in Online Trust Award from the Online Trust Alliance

Recognized for Excellence in Registry Services for DNSSEC and Anti-Abuse efforts

DUBLIN, IRELAND – 24 September 2010 - Afilias, a leading provider of Internet infrastructure services and the registry provider for the .INFO domain, has been awarded a 2010 Excellence in Registry Services award from the Online Trust Alliance. Afilias was recognized on Thursday, September 23rd at the Online Trust Alliances' fifth annual 2010 Excellence in Online Trust Awards in Washington D.C. for its innovative leadership role in online safety initiatives over the past year.

Afilias secures .INFO domain with DNSSEC

Deployment of Domain Name System Security Extensions improves global security for .INFO

DUBLIN, IRELAND - 9 September 2010 - Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services, today announced that it has enabled Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) for the .INFO top-level domain (TLD). .INFO was officially signed on September 1, 2010 and its Delegation Signer (DS) records were entered into the DNS Root by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on September 4th, allowing the .INFO zone to be validated using DNSSEC. The signing of the .INFO domain enhances global security for the seventh largest TLD in the world, home to more than 6.5 million registrations.

Afilias Announces Judging Panel for 2010 .INFO Awards

Leading members of media and technology will select the short list of finalists to vie for Best .INFO Website of 2010

DUBLIN, IRELAND – 17 August 2010 – Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services and the registry for the .INFO top-level domain (TLD), today released the roster of judges selected to evaluate submissions to the fourth annual .INFO Awards program. The Awards program, which opened last week, enables any .INFO website owner to submit their site for consideration to receive top honors as the "Best .INFO Website of 2010" and receive a cash prize of up to $7,500.

Three things registrars must do to enhance security


If the rise of phishing has taught us anything, it's that on the Internet, if a digital asset has value, there's somebody out there who wants to steal it. Whether it's a bank account password, a credit card number, a PayPal login, or even a magic sword in an online game, there's a fraudster somewhere trying to misappropriate it for his or her own nefarious purposes.

Domain names have always been a target for such criminals. Companies and individuals doing business online have few assets more valuable than their domain name. It may cost $10 or less to register one, but the domain name is the glue that connects a company to its customers; revenue and brand equity depend upon its security.

Afilias Opens .INFO Awards to Select the Best Websites of 2010

Fourth annual .INFO Awards program will offer US$15,000 in prizes

DUBLIN, IRELAND – 10 August 2010 – Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services and registry for the .INFO top-level domain (TLD), today announced the opening of its fourth annual .INFO Awards program which recognizes the best .INFO websites around the world. From August 9th to September 10th any .INFO domain owner may submit their website to the .INFO Awards for a chance to win honors as the “Best .INFO website of 2010.”

Fourth annual .INFO Awards program will offer US$15,000 in prizes

DUBLIN, IRELAND – 10 August 2010 – Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services and registry for the .INFO top-level domain (TLD), today announced the opening of its fourth annual .INFO Awards program which recognizes the best .INFO websites around the world. From August 9th to September 10th any .INFO domain owner may submit their website to the .INFO Awards for a chance to win honors as the "Best .INFO website of 2010."

The State of Phishing


Over the last three years, the Anti-Phishing Working Group's semiannual Global Phishing Survey has become a widely cited source of information about the state of phishing and its place in the Internet landscape.

Afilias Launches Hunt for Ads featuring .INFO domains

Snap a photo of your favorite ad featuring a .INFO domain for a chance to win

DUBLIN, IRELAND – May 5, 2010 - Almost nine years since .INFO first appeared on the Internet, registry operator Afilias is giving Internet users an incentive to search out and send in .INFO sites used in advertising. In its month-long contest called ".INFO Spotting," Internet users who find and share photographs of these .INFO sites in action can enter to win one of this year's hottest commodities - an iPad 16

NEW TLD APPLICATION TIP: Learning from History to Estimate new TLD Volume


If you are a prospective new top-level domain (TLD) applicant, one of the most important questions you must answer is: how many registrations will my TLD have? This will be an essential element of your submission to ICANN, and if profit or even economic sustainability is your goal, getting the volume right is critical.