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Mar 31, 2020

Imagine coming into your home office this morning and finding your files LOCKED and a demand for bitcoin on your screen--would you panic?  Of course you would.

Here is a snip from one actual report: “It's hard to estimate how much data has been lost exactly, but we estimate we have lost at least 5000 projects, 5000 comments, and roughly 700 users.”

Mar 24, 2020

We are all aware of the steps for mitigating the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19):

Mar 12, 2020

As the Coronavirus captures the news, Afilias has invoked its business continuity protocols to ensure continuation of 24x7 service to clients despite the disruptions related to the virus.

Afilias supports our registry and registrar clients with redundant resources that help make our services disaster resistant. For example:

Mar 2, 2020

ICANN recently issued several communications regarding the use of SHA-1 in DNSSEC.  This post addresses SHA-1 and the steps Afilias is taking to protect TLDs in our care.

Dec 9, 2019

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...

Dec 5, 2019

We have another successful IGF meeting in the annals of Internet governance. Below I share a few thoughts and highlights of the event.

Oct 18, 2019

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...

Sep 13, 2019

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....

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 https://www.igfusa.us/igf-usa-2019/ where details are updated regularly....