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Afilias Provides Advanced Technology to Support .AERO Airport Code Domains

Dublin, Ireland – July 29, 2008 – Afilias, a global provider of registry services, will provide advanced domain name technology to support the release of three character airport codes in the .aero domain this winter. This advanced technology will ensure fast resolution, reliability, and 100% DNS uptime.

"The .aero domain is in use by thousands of aerospace industry organizations and airports around the globe and is therefore a critical resource," said Ram Mohan, Chief Technology Officer of Afilias. "Through its agreement with SITA, Afilias has pledged to provide the most advanced technology to support .aero domains, so users of .aero's new three character airport codes can be sure that there sites will maintain the highest reliability for consumers who access the sites for important flight information."

SITA, the registry operator of the .aero domain, has released plans to begin registration of three character airport code domains in December 2008. Afilias provides domain name registry services in support of the .aero domain ensuring that these Web sites are provided with the most advanced DNS, security and reliability in the industry which has already been proven to support more than 13 million domains worldwide including the popular .INFO and .ORG domains.

About Afilias

Afilias provides global registry services that leverage proven technology to deliver fast, reliable and secure service. Afilias' technology supports a wide range of applications, including Internet domain registries such as .INFO, .ORG, .aero, .mobi, .asia, .me, and many country code domains. Afilias also provides services in the RFID market with its Afilias Discovery Service, which enables real-time lookup of event histories across RFID networks. Afilias maintains international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, sales offices in London, England, sales and operational facilities in Toronto, administrative offices in the U.S. near Philadelphia, PA, and operational offices in New Delhi, India.