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Dec 19, 2011

Article in The Telegraph mistakenly cited recent Google investment of $200 million in the dotMobi company

Dec 15, 2011

U.S. government hearings discuss implications of new TLDs

Afilias, the domain name registry operations company behind .info, .mobi and 14 other Top Level Domains (TLDs), is urging brands to ensure they fully understand what the new “dot Brand” Web extensions mean for their business. dot Brands are unique TLDs that are tied to a single business. Think “drink.pepsi” instead of “”

Dec 06, 2011

Top 10 nominees for the 2011 .INFO Awards announced

Afilias, a global provider of registry operations services and the registry operator for the .INFO top-level domain (TLD), announced that the 2011 .INFO Awards – celebrating the tenth anniversary of the .INFO domain -- are now open for public voting. Anyone can now vote for his or her favorite of the top 10 .INFO nominees, selected by a panel of distinguished judges. Each voter will also automatically...

Dec 02, 2011

92-day period for new gTLD applications begins on January 12, 2012

Afilias, the domain name registry operations company that runs .info and .mobi, and supports 14 other Top-level Domains (TLDs), is advising leading brands about the short time remaining before the “dot Brand” application window opens on January 12, 2012.

Nov 14, 2011

New educational materials from Afilias are designed to inform and stimulate the imaginations of potential dot Brand, dot City and dot Niche applicants

Afilias Limited, a global provider of technical registry services for Internet domains, today announced that it has launched the second phase of its education campaign to help companies, organizations and cities better understand the pros and cons of the ICANN New gTLD Program, which opens January 12, 2012.

Nov 08, 2011

The fifth annual .INFO Awards celebrate the tenth anniversary of the .INFO domain with larger-than-ever cash prizes.

Afilias Limited, the ICANN-designated registry operator for the .INFO top level domain (TLD) and a global provider of technical registry services, today announced that the fifth annual .INFO Awards are now open for submissions.

Oct 05, 2011


Free global event features business, branding, and Internet experts focusing on the strategic questions surrounding new TLDs for brands

Oct 03, 2011

"Global Innovation Contest for New TLD Ideas" represents first-of-its-kind competition for defining new domain concepts

DUBLIN -- October 3, 2011 -- Afilias Limited, a leading Internet registry services provider, today announced a rapid-fire contest to generate ideas for new top-level domains (new TLDs). As organizations consider whether or not to invest in new TLDs under the forthcoming ICANN New TLD program, they may not consider all the possibilities for new TLDs. The "...

Jun 21, 2011
ICANN SINGAPORE– June 21, 2011 – Afilias Limited, a leading provider of Internet domain name registry and Domain Name System (DNS) services, and RIGHT OF THE DOT LLC, a consulting firm with expertise in domain name valuation, today announced that they have entered into an agreement to assist applicants in ICANN’s forthcoming program for new Top Level Domains (TLDs).
Jun 20, 2011
Free online resources outline opportunities for dot.BRAND TLDs in today's new Internet environment

ICANN SINGAPORE - June 20, 2011 - In a historic move, today the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved its long-discussed New gTLD Program. This program allows any brand or community of interest to apply for a unique "right of the dot" top-level domain. For example, instead of ".com," a brand like Nike could apply for ".nike" to reinforce its...