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Jun 09, 2008
Podgorica, Montenegro – June 9, 2008 – The .ME Registry Landrush is underway, which means for the first time anyone can apply for names with the new .ME domain name extension. The Landrush process began Friday and is a 20-day period in which the public can "put a stake in the ground" for .ME names they want to register.

May 12, 2008
Dublin, Ireland – May 12, 2008 – Afilias, a global provider of registry services, announced today that it has launched a new product site (www.info.info) where domain name registrars and Internet users can get information about the .INFO domain.
Apr 09, 2008

Official Timeline Announced for Catchy New Domain

Podgorica, Montenegro – April 9, 2008 – .ME Registry officials today announced the roll-out plan for .ME, the new domain name extension. .ME is expected to be utilized as both a personalized Web address and as a catchy business marketing tool around the world.

Mar 17, 2008

Afilias recognizes the best German-speaking .INFO-Sites and offers 18.000 Euro reward to the winners

Munich, Germany–March 17, 2008 –From March 17 to May 25 owners of German-speaking .INFO-Websites can apply for the .INFO-Award that will award 18.000 Euro in prize money later this year. The Award is created by global domain name registry Afilias in media-cooperation with INTERNET WORLD Business and addresses ....

Feb 12, 2008

Cooperation and knowledge sharing will help emergency response to cyber-security threats

New Delhi, India–February 12, 2008 –Afilias, a global provider of registry services, today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) to share critical information and resources to enhance cyber-security in India and world-wide, increase awareness of important security issues...

Jan 29, 2008

Inventor Paul Mockapetris Keynotes Commemorative Event Hosted by the Oxford Internet Institute and Afilias, Reflects on Past, Present and Future of Domain Name System

Redwood City, Calif. – January 29, 2008 – Nominum, the leading provider of network naming and addressing technologies, and Afilias, the world's second largest provider of domain name registry services, announced today that Paul Mockapetris, chairman and chief scientist, Nominum...

Jan 28, 2008

Internet domain name registry focuses on enhancing security, protecting against spam, and building anti-phishing practices for Internet domain names

DUBLIN, IRELAND – 28 January 2008 – Afilias, a global provider of registry services, today announced that it has been elected to serve on the Steering Committee of the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), the global industry and law enforcement association focused on eliminating identity theft...

Jan 21, 2008

DUBLIN, IRELAND – 21 January 2008 – Afilias, a global provider of registry services, announced today that Internet users can now register .INFO domain names that include the Spanish characters á, é, í, ñ, ó, ú, and ü. The introduction of these new domain names, termed Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs), now enables Spanish-speakers to establish Web sites using words commonly used in Spanish such as película.info, teléfono-móvil.info, Ídolo.info, Piñata.info, and others...

Jan 21, 2008

Afilias, amplía su alcance en la Internet, adicionando idiomas diferentes al inglés facilitando así el registro de nombres de sitios Web con caracteres propios del idioma español.

Jan 18, 2008
.ME to revolutionize social networking and personal domain name industry

DUBLIN, IRELAND – 18 January 2008 – Afilias, a global provider of registry services, today announced that it has been selected to provide registry services supporting the .ME domain, the new country code top-level domain for the republic of Montenegro.