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Nov 06, 2008

Global Phishing Survey results highlight .INFO anti-abuse success

Nov 03, 2008

Internet domain name industry veteran and security expert to join ICANN Board as Security and Stability Advisory Committee liaisonRam Mohan

DUBLIN, IRELAND - 3 November 2008 - Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services, today announced that Ram Mohan, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, has...

Oct 23, 2008

Expands action plan to keep child sexual abuse images out of .INFO

Dublin, Ireland - 23 October 2008 - In preparation for IWF Awareness Day on October 24, 2008, Afilias has announced that it has become a member of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF). This will increase Afilias' ability to be proactive in eliminating child sexual abuse content from the .INFO domain.

Oct 17, 2008

Registry Internet Safety Group Formed to Develop Best Practices and Enhance Overall Internet User Security

RESTON, VA - October 17, 2008 - The Registry Internet Safety Group ("RISG") is a global group of responsible Internet related companies whose mission is to work collaboratively to combat Internet identity theft; even though RISG is uniquely Registry focused, it includes both gTLD (global Top Level Domain) and ccTLD (country code Top Level...

Oct 07, 2008

New policy leads industry in the effective deterrence of abuses like phishing and spam

DUBLIN, IRELAND - 7 October 2008 - Afilias, a global provider of registry services, today announced a new registration policy that makes the nature of domain name abuses clear for registrants and registrars, and furthers the power of the registry to take quick and appropriate action regarding .INFO domains used for abusive behavior. This policy will go into effect on 6...

Aug 05, 2008

New personalized domain is the hot new destination for Web addresses.ME

Podgorica, Montenegro - August 5, 2008 - The .ME Registry announced today it has registered more than 100,000 domain names. This milestone comes a little more than two weeks after opening for live, real-time registrations by the general public and less than four months after opening its doors.

Jul 29, 2008

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.

Jul 22, 2008
The Web's new personalized domain proves popular around the globe

Podgorica, Montenegro – July 22, 2008 – The .ME Registry officially opened for live, real-time registrations July 17, 2008 and was met with huge international demand. More than 50,000 new domain names were registered in the first two days, with the first "live" name registered being:

Jul 16, 2008
Live registration begins for the Web's new personalized domain

Podgorica, Montenegro – July 16, 2008 – The .ME Registry officially opens for live, real-time registrations in the new .ME domain at 15:00UTC July 17, 2008. Companies, organizations and members of the public can now get a Web presence that is truly personal, and have their new Web site working within minutes!

Jul 02, 2008

Copenhagen, Denmark – July 1, 2008 – The IT and Telecom Agency of Denmark has appointed dotDK as the association to handle the Danish internet domain registry in the future. This gives the dotDK Society the opportunity to realize its vision of enhancing the Danish top level domain for the benefit of the Danish community. dotDK will deliver a more secure, available and technologically advanced setup, but especially highlights that the entire Danish internet...