Afilias supports all types of new TLDs, including dotBrands, dotCities, dotCommunities and dotGenerics with turnkey technical and value-added services.
If you are looking to maximize your chances for acquiring a new TLD, experiencing a smooth new TLD launch, enjoying operational peace of mind and benefiting from the growth of your new TLD, then there is simply one choice: Afilias.
We'll help ensure your new gTLD meets ICANN's technical requirements and launches in a reliable and secure manner. We are currently operating numerous registries built to meet the most demanding technical standards, that comply with ICANN requirements and that can power your new gTLD.
When selecting your registry services partner, we strongly encourage you to “look under the hood” to see what you are getting. Powered by our world-class registry services technology and the passion of our people, we are proud to share some of the features and benefits of our technology platform:
Judge us by our track record of performance and our history of registry technology innovations. Afilias has a legacy of innovation that is the envy of our industry. Our registry technology background and ongoing investments and innovations make us your best possible choice for a registry services provider for your new TLD. Afilias will keep you-- and all of our new TLD customers and registrar channel partners -- ahead of the curve, meeting your needs now and into the future. Your New TLD Success can be powered by Afilias.
Afilias has globally recognized expertise in Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) – domains in script languages like Cyrillic and Chinese – so we’ll be ready when you’re ready to operate IDNs across the world. Afilias continues to stay at the forefront of TLD and domain name security. We pioneered the highest levels of security with the 2001 launch of .INFO, which featured its innovative and secure EPP system. Our multi-level security approach has protected our clients from intrusion, enabling our systems to operate in a safe and stable manner.
Afilias is also a pioneer in DNSSEC deployment. We provided the technology support for .ORG’s adoption of DNSSEC, the first large gTLD to sign at both the zone and delegation levels. The majority of our other 15 TLDs are also now signed. In addition, Afilias has been a leader in domain anti-abuse efforts, including being the first registy with a stated Anti-Abuse policy that helped drive phishing out of .INFO and making inroads on spam. Finally, we are pioneering additional security services including registrant authentication.
Afilias offers expanded capabilities for your new TLD. In addition to the authentication, reporting, analysis and security support, Afilias can support your new TLD in many areas beyond core registry technology:
Afilias has a client-friendly business model focused on serving external customers. Specifically, 14 of the 16 top level domains we support are operated on behalf of non-Afilias entities (for example, we operate the technical support for .ORG under a contract with Public Interest Registry, the ICANN designated Registry Operator for the .ORG top level domain). This client-friendly business model is reflected across our organization -- from our team of dedicated Account Managers to the way we architect our registry and DNS systems. In short, we are experienced in supporting TLDs for outside clients, and this is a major aspect that distinguishes us from competitors.
Let’s start a conversation about your New TLD. Contact the Afilias New TLD Team today.