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Afilias' specialized technology makes Internet addresses more accessible and useful through a wide range of applications, including Internet domain registry services, Managed DNS and award-winning mobile Web services.

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Support for Domain Abuse Framework Swells


The Framework to Address Abuse launched earlier this year in October with eleven original signatories. We are proud to announce that there are now 48 signatory registrars and registries that have bound themselves to these principles. 

We encourage any other registrar or registry that does not follow these principles yet to add their names so that we can all do our part to make the DNS and the Internet a more secure space.

Framework to Address Abuse of the DNS


Afilias is pleased to join our fellow DNS industry leaders in supporting the Framework to Address Abuse of the DNS. You can download and read the full Framework document here. DNS abuse undermines confidence in the global internet and we all have a role to play in keeping the internet as safe as it can be. We believe the Framework published today is an important step in moving the discussion forward.

Afilias thanks Desiree Miloshevic for 12 years of service to ISOC


Afilias, the world’s second largest domain name registry, today thanks Desiree Z. Miloshevic for her leadership and service to the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society www.internetsociety.org. Desiree is the longest serving Trustee in ISOC’s history, with 12 years of cumulative service in various capacities. Desiree was elected to the Board 4 (four) times, and also served on the ISOC Organisational Members Advisory Council. Desiree recent step down from the Board is due to term limitations.

Say YES to DNSSEC


With the latest “DNSpionage” attack, ICANN astutely prompted domain name holders to fully deploy DNSSEC on their names. Afilias absolutely supports this and encourages the same. In this post, I remind you of why DNSSEC is important and our continued role.

Afilias celebrates .org’s 15 years of technical excellence


This month marks the 15th year Afilias has powered the technology and support for Public Interest Registry (PIR) and its stewardship of the .org top level domain.

Keynote: ION Hangzhou Conference


Developing Internet of Things Building Blocks

Defining standards, privacy, and security components and identifying their respective pain points.

 

Part 1: Defining the Internet of Things

Help CrypTech (and me) make the Internet more secure


Are you ready to help me make the Internet more secure? Here’s your chance to join me in a project to create an open-source hardware device to protect email, files and other data from hackers and government spies.

The CrypTech Project was founded in late 2013 after NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the US and other governments were exploiting weak cryptography and loose standards to gain access to citizens’ email, documents, and other files.

The Internet of Things: When Sci-Fi Becomes Reality


Chapter 15 – The Day of Reckoning

First it was the fridge – it didn’t feel as cold. Then the oven was taking a long time to heat up. Then the air conditioning, the washer, the dryer… even the microwave – they all seemed a little off. Not much – but a proud and dedicated homeowner like myself could definitely feel it. Then my phone rang. It was John, my neighbor.