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More stepping stones before this summer's seminal DNSSEC events

The deployment of Domain Security Extensions (DNSSEC) has crossed another milestone this month with the publication of DURZ (deliberately unvalidatable root zone) in all DNS root servers on 5 May 2010.

While this change was virtually invisible to most Internet users, this event and the remaining testing that will occur over these next two months will dictate the ultimate success of DNSSEC deployment across the Internet.

NEW TLD APPLICATION TIP: Learning from History to Estimate new TLD Volume

If you are a prospective new top-level domain (TLD) applicant, one of the most important questions you must answer is: how many registrations will my TLD have? This will be an essential element of your submission to ICANN, and if profit or even economic sustainability is your goal, getting the volume right is critical.

Recap of ICANN Nairobi - Decisions and Progress to move forward on new TLDs

Due to the many groups that did not attend this month's ICANN meeting in Nairobi for various reasons, I don't think anyone expected the meeting to result in major decisions on new TLD issues we've been debating for over a year. However, that is exactly what happened.

Afilias Limited Acquires .Mobi Domain Registry and Expands Market Leadership

DUBLIN, IRELAND – 11 February 2010 - Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services and the registry operator for .INFO, today announced that it has acquired mTLD Top Level Domain Ltd., the sponsoring organization and registry operator for the .mobi top-level domain.

Afilias Releases .INFO Domain 2009 Annual Report

.INFO remains the market leader for new TLDs

DUBLIN, IRELAND - December 21, 2009 - Afilias, a global provider of internet infrastructure services and registry for the .INFO domain, has released the 2009 .INFO Annual Report illustrating .INFO's rise over the past eight years. .INFO currently ranks seventh among all 270+ Top Level Domains (TLD's) worldwide and first among all new TLDs introduced on the Internet since 2001.

Afilias Announces Winners of the 2009 .INFO Awards Takes Top Honor of Best .INFO Web site of 2009

DUBLIN, IRELAND - 9 November 2009 - Today, Afilias announced the results of its 2009 .INFO Awards program which rewards the best .INFO Web sites around the globe. First place was awarded to, a travel information portal in the Thuringia area of Germany. Second place was awarded to, a peer to peer file sharing service where people, tourist regions or organizations can share and download outdoor GPS tours. Third place was awarded to, a travel and tourism marketing agency in the United States.

VIDEO: Afilias at ad:tech NY: We'll help you get your own TLD

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Afilias at ad:tech NY: We'll help you get your own TLD


Read David Spark's ad:tech NY blog post about Afilias's new TLD expertise!

Afilias' Matt Pounsett Elected Director-at-Large for DNS - OARC

Dublin, Ireland - 29 October 2009 - Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services, today announced that Matt Pounsett, a lead member of the Afilias Content Propagation and Resolution Services team, has been selected as a board member of the DNS Operations, Analysis, and Research Center (OARC).