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Jul 25, 2019

It is a pleasure to have you here on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the IGF USA. This event is only possible with the support of our sponsors and the tremendous effort of our volunteers, several of whom have been involved since the first event in 2009. I thank all of you; we are sincerely grateful for your contributions.

Jun 10, 2019
We have some exciting updates from IGF-USA. First, the registration for our annual event on 25 July 2019 at CSIS in Washington, DC is now open. Secondly, we have a vibrant agenda and sessions filled with subject matter experts from government, civil society, academia and the private sector. Information can be found at where details are updated regularly....
Mar 6, 2019

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.

Feb 26, 2019

The Opportunity rover sent its final transmission. It snowed in Las Vegas and Malibu. A five bald eagle love triangle played out in a DC eagles nest… There’s a lot of eye-popping news unfolding over the past two weeks, and there is another exciting item to add: I’m the newest Co-Chair of IGF-USA!

Nov 19, 2018

The Internet Governance Forum 2018 meeting was an important part of Paris Digital week, bringing together people from across the community towards the end of good internet health and best practices. The event was particularly exciting for Afilias, who helped form a new Dynamic Coalition.

Jan 30, 2018

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.

Feb 13, 2017

With over 600 “dot Brands” applied for in 2012, and hundreds now launched, 2017 seems poised to be the Year of dotBrand!

“dotBrands” are top level domains (TLDs) that use the brand name to the right of the dot, as in or  Many large companies across nearly every industry applied, including Google, Amazon, Citibank, VISA, McDonalds, Sony,...

Oct 28, 2016

Last month, in a much heralded international event, the agreement that ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) held with the United States Department of Commerce was permitted to lapse and so ICANN became an independent manager of the Internet’s addressing system.

Jul 14, 2016

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