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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

Nov 3, 2015

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....

Aug 6, 2015

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.

Jun 2, 2015

The Internet of Things: Solving Security Challenges from the Fringe to the Core