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Afilias Announces 3-Year Analysis of the .INFO Domain

On .INFO's Three-year Anniversary, the Domain Has Surpassed 1,500,000 Registrations.

DUBLIN, Ireland - 27 September 2004 - Afilias, a global provider of domain name registry services, today released a three year analysis of the .INFO domain in preparation for the third anniversary of live, real-time registrations on October 1. The domain, which is the most popular of the new TLDs that were launched in 2001, now has over 1,500,000 registrations, 71% of which are active sites, and over 460,000 dedicated INFO sites.

Afilias Opens Registrations for .INFO German Script Domains

Düsseldorf, GERMANY - 17 March 2004 - Afilias, a global provider of Internet domain name registry services, announced Wednesday that it has opened registration for .INFO German script internationalized domain names (IDNs), which now enables Internet users to register Web addresses containing the German characters ä, ö, and ü. Afilias opened registration yesterday evening. As of 13:00 UTC (08:00 a.m. EST) on 17 March, over 13,000 German script IDNs were registered, the first of which was kinderbücher.info.

Afilias Moves Launch Date For .INFO German Script Domains to 16 March

Düsseldorf, GERMANY - 12 February 2004 - Afilias, a global provider of Internet domain name registry services, announced Thursday that it has moved the launch date for .INFO German script internationalized domain names (IDNs) to 16 March 2004. The move is the result of compatibility testing with various end-user system configurations. These tests revealed that modifications were necessary to address problems resulting from the interaction of IDNs with certain non-IDNA [1] compliant browsers, which may send information to the registry that could result in confusion over the actual location of a given IDN.

Afilias Announces Launch Date For .INFO German Umlaut Domain Names

Düsseldorf, GERMANY - 27 January 2004 - Afilias, a global provider of Internet domain name registry services, announced Tuesday that it will launch the first standards-based registrations of German script internationalized domain names (IDNs) under the .INFO generic top-level domain (gTLD) on 26 February 2004. Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and will enable the registration of Internet domain names that contain the widely used German script umlaut characters: "ä", "ö" and "ü".

Public Interest Registry Assumes Control of .ORG Domain Name Registry

Largest Domain Redelegation in the History of the Internet Commences

Reston, VA - January 2, 2003 - The Public Interest Registry (PIR) today announced that it has assumed the role of registry operator for the .ORG top-level domain in a smooth handoff from former operator VeriSign Global Registry Services. This historic transition, which commenced yesterday when PIR officially assumed control of registry operations, marks the beginning of the largest transfer of data from one registry to another in the history of the Internet.

.INFO Reaches 1 Million Registrations

GoDaddy registers .INFO's 1 millionth name

DUBLIN, IRELAND - 19 November 2002 - Afilias, a global provider of domain name registry services, announced Tuesday that its flagship product .INFO, has surpassed 1,000,000 registrations in just over one year of operation. The one millionth name, los-angeles-real-estate-search.info, was registered through GoDaddy Software, Inc., one of .INFO's leading registrars. This milestone cements .INFO's leadership of the new TLDs and solidly places it as the six-largest domain in the world.

Internet Society Proposal to Operate .ORG Approved by ICANN

Reston, Virginia - October 14, 2002 - Today, the Internet Society (ISOC) announced that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has selected its proposal to operate the .ORG registry. ISOC has established a new not-for-profit organization -- the Public Interest Registry (PIR) -- which will succeed VeriSign Global Registry Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) as the registry operator for .ORG when its contract with ICANN expires on December 31, 2002.

Eureto Bid for European Domain Name Registry Announced

Business Approach, Technology and High Level Pan-Europe Input Differentiate Consortium

DUBLIN - September 18, 2002 - Eureto officially launched its bid to run the European Domain Name Registry '.eu' out of Ireland today.