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Jul 25, 2001

— Trademark holders should register now to protect their marks prior to public registration. —

NEWTOWN, PA – July 25, 2001 — Afilias, the registry selected by ICANN to operate the new .INFO top-level domain (TLD), today announced the opening of the Sunrise Period, the first stage of registration for the .INFO top-level domain (gTLD).

Jul 09, 2001

— Former McGraw Hill Exec. To Spearhead Brand & Marketing Strategy for .INFO —

NEWTOWN, PA – July 9, 2001 — Afilias, the company selected by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to operate the new .INFO registry, today announced that Roland LaPlante has joined the company as its chief marketing officer. Mr. LaPlante joins Afilias from his most recent position as...

Jun 27, 2001

First .INFO Web site — Afilias.info — to Go Live June 27, 2001

NEWTOWN, PA - June 27, 2001 — Afilias, the registry selected by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to operate the new .INFO top-level domain (TLD), today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce entered the .INFO TLD into the domain name system root zone on June 27, 2001, completing the final step in the...

Jun 20, 2001

— .INFO Addresses to be Live by September 19 —

NEWTOWN, PA – June 20, 2001 — Afilias, the registry selected by ICANN to operate the new .INFO top-level domain (TLD), today announced its formal registration schedule, which will commence on July 25, 2001. Registration for .INFO domain names will begin for trademark and service mark holders during the Sunrise Period on July 25, 2001, and will begin for the general public on...

May 05, 2001

— The initial stage of the .INFO rollout will allow trademark holders to protect their registered marks prior to public registration —

Afilias rolls out beta version of registrar software

New York City– May 5, 2001 — Afilias, the registry selected by ICANN to operate the new .INFO top-level domain (TLD), today announced the first...

May 03, 2001

WIPO Will Be The Exclusive Provider Of Dispute Resolution Services for .INFO

NEW YORK, NY – May 3, 2001 – Afilias, the registry selected by ICANN to operate the new .INFO top-level domain (TLD), and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) today announced an agreement whereby WIPO will provide dispute resolution services for .INFO during the Sunrise Period. The Sunrise...

May 03, 2001

— Afilias to Discuss Policies Protecting Intellectual Property for the New .INFO Domain —

New gTLD operators to showcase IP protection and trademark holder concerns during a panel discussion at the INTA’s 123rd annual conference.

The seven new top-level domains (TLD) selected by ICANN in November of 2000 are expected to roll out later this year, raising issues about intellectual...