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Afilias' specialized technology makes Internet addresses more accessible and useful through a wide range of applications, including Internet domain registry services, Managed DNS and award-winning mobile Web services.

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Global Registry Services

Afilias is a global leader in advanced registry services that power successful domains. Afilias began operations in July 2001 with the launch of .INFO -- the most successful new TLD ever launched.  Today, Afilias supports a wide range of TLDs under contract to various Registry Operators, including:

Established gTLDs


Afilias supports nearly 12M names for established gTLD operators, and has a long track record of enabling these operators to meet their ICANN technical requirements.  We proudly support this wide range of gTLDs, some of which have specialized eligibility requirements.

Established ccTLDs

.AC (Ascension Islands), .AG (Antigua and Barbuda), .AU (Australia), .BM (Bermuda), .BZ (Belize), .GI (Gibraltar), .IO (Indian Ocean), .LC (St. Lucia), .ME (Montenegro), .MN (Mongolia), .PR (Puerto Rico), .SC (the Seychelles), .SH (St. Helena), and .VC (St. Vincent and the Grenadines).

Afilias supports nearly 4M names under contract to the domain authorities for 9 ccTLDs.  Each has its own policies and other features, and Afilias provides the same stable, secure, and efficient service to these TLDs as it does for larger gTLDs.  For ccTLDs looking for an efficient world class platform from which to grow, Afilias is the #1 choice.

New gTLDs


Afilias is the number one choice for new gTLD Registry Operators because it has more experience than anyone else in supporting the applications and launches of TLDs on behalf of others.  Further, Afilias provides not only turnkey technical services, it also offers value-added services designed to make it easier and less costly for new operators to navigate the ICANN ecosystem and get their new TLD to market.   Afilias supports all types of new TLDs, including dotBrands, dotCities, dotCommunities as well as dotGenerics.  For more information about our new TLD services, visit our New TLD Services page.

Afilias Managed DNS Services

Afilias' DNS system provides for the resolution for billions of queries for over 20M domain names today on a globally diverse and secure platform.  Our system ensures security through diversity.  Afilias' technology ensures 100% up-time and is among the most reliable and stable services available for domain names. Afilias' systems operate on a global, multi-layered, diverse infrastructure which provides security against even the most malicious attacks. With the launch of Afilias' Managed DNS Services, our world-class network is now available to the public to ensure the resiliency and security of your Web presence. Afilias also provides primary and secondary DNS resolution servicesfor gTLD and ccTLD registries.

Managed DNS Service

Security through Diversity: Afilias' DNS network provides a diverse and secure platform to ensure 100% up-time and reliability of all the domains it serves. Afilias' DNS operates on a globally distributed, multi-layered, diverse infrastructure that delivers state of the art security to protect against attacks and unexpected spikes in traffic. Afilias provides a custom DNS solution that fits your needs with our FlexDNS Platform. We allow you to manage DNS your way either via our Web Portal, AXFR (DNS zone transfer), or with an advanced API. Ensure the resiliency of your Web presence with our 100% up-time guarantee.