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ICANN Sets June Target for New gTLD Program Launch


At its recent meeting in San Francisco, ICANN approved a new draft timeline for the launch of its new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) program that will let its Board of Directors approve the final Applicant Guidebook in June 2011, enabling companies to apply for gTLDs before the end of the year.

Afilias and Crowell & Moring to collaborate on supporting new top-level domains

SAN FRANCISCO – Feb. 10, 2011 – Afilias Limited, a global provider of Internet domain name registry and Domain Name System (DNS) services, today announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Crowell & Moring LLP. Under this MoU, Afilias and Crowell & Moring will extend their current working relationship into supporting new top-level domains (TLDs).

ICANN Moves Forward On New gTLDs


The introduction of new top-level domains (new TLDs) to the Internet moved a step closer Friday, when the ICANN Board laid out its plan for the final stages of approving the new gTLD program. In a lengthy resolution, passed unanimously at the conclusion of a week of consultations in Cartagena, Colombia, the Board sought to draw a line under some policies where it believes the community has reached agreement, while highlighting others where further discussions are needed before the doors are opened to applications next year.

Afilias Releases .INFO Domain 2010 Annual Report

.INFO remains the most successful new TLD ever launched

DUBLIN, IRELAND - 7 December 2010- Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services and registry for the .INFO top-level domain (TLD), has released its 2010 .INFO annual report which recaps .INFO's growth in 2010. .INFO maintains its position as the number one new TLD ever launched and is the seventh largest TLD on the Internet today with nearly 6.8 million domain names.

Remembering the first new TLD round and .INFO


Ten years ago today, November 16th 2000, the ICANN Board voted to approve the first new top-level domains (new TLDs) to be added to the Internet root, ever.  Of the 47 applicants, only 44 were considered valid and paid the application fee. Ultimately seven were chosen that day, including .INFO.

If you search for the ICANN archives of the Board minutes of that day, interestingly the meeting minutes say:

Afilias and DotAsia collaborate on DNSSEC implementation for .ASIA

.ASIA top-level domain is one of the pioneer domain registries in Asia to enable the secure DNS standard

Afilias improves security for .IN Domain with DNSSEC

Deployment of Domain Name System Security Extensions Enhances global security for India

NEW DELHI – 9 November 2010 – Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services, today announced that it has enabled Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) for the .IN country code top-level domain (TLD) for the country of India, improving global security for this domain which houses over 700,000 .IN domains. .IN was officially signed on November 4, 2010 and its Delegation Signer (DS) records are expected to be entered into the DNS Root by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) shortly, allowing the .IN zone to be validated using DNSSEC.

Voting Opens for the Best .INFO Web site of 2010

Top 10 nominees for the .INFO Awards are revealed

DUBLIN, IRELAND – 5 October 2010- Today, Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services and the registry operator for the .INFO top-level domain (TLD), announced that the 2010 .INFO Awards is now open for public vote. Anyone around the world can now vote for their favorite of the top 10 .INFO nominees selected by a panel of judges. Each voter will also automatically be entered to win a new Apple iPad.