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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.


.INFO Awards Presented to Winners

Afilias Global Registry Services announces winners of the 2006 .INFO Awards for the best .INFO websites

Afilias Announces Launch of New IDN Scripts for .INFO Domain

DUBLIN, IRELAND – 23 October 2006 – Afilias, a global provider of Internet domain name registry services, announced today that it has released support for eight additional Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) language scripts in the .INFO generic top-level domain. These eight additional scripts join the German (DE) script that launched in 2004. The new scripts include: Polish (PL), Swedish (SV), Danish (DA), Hungarian (HU), Icelandic (IS), Latvian (LV), Lithuanian (LT), and Korean (KO).

The .INFO Award: Afilias is offering EUR18,000 in prize money

To mark the fifth anniversary of the .INFO domain, internet registry Afilias has launched a competition to find the best .INFO web sites in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and is offering EUR18,000 in prize money for the winning entries.

MUNICH - September 2006 - From September 21 to October 12, owners of .INFO domains in Germany, Austria and Switzerland can enter their web sites for the .INFO Award 2006. Prizes are to be awarded to sites in the categories Information/News, Design, Media, Science, and Business.

Afilias Successfully Launches Registry System Supporting .MOBI Domain

.mobiDUBLIN, IRELAND – 2 June 2006 – Afilias Limited announced at the close of the .MOBI Industry Sunrise Registration Period, that it has successfully completed a trouble-free launch of the registry system supporting the .MOBI sponsored top-level domain (sTLD). This marks the first "from scratch" registry launch for Afilias since it opened registration for the .INFO generic TLD in 2001.

Afilias Successfully Completes Transition of .aero Registry

.aero registry receives service upgrade to enhance domain

DUBLIN, IRELAND – 21 February 2006 – Afilias Limited today announced that it has successfully completed the transition of registry services for .aero, the top-level domain for the aviation industry. This transition, which was completed on behalf of SITA, the sponsoring organization for .aero, brings significant technical improvements to the .aero domain including faster DNS resolution, enhanced security and disaster recovery procedures, an upgraded distribution interface, and industry standardization.

Afilias to provide registry services for .aero top level domain

GENEVA, Switzerland – JANUARY 11, 2006 – SITA SC, the only global communication services integrator dedicated to the travel and transportation industry (TTI), today announced that it has signed an agreement with Afilias who will provide registry services for .aero, the top level domain (TLD) of the aviation industry.

Afilias Bids For Rights to Run .NET Registry

Afilias proposes to bring state-of-the-art technology, research and innovation funds, and competitive pricing to support the .NET domain

DUBLIN, IRELAND - 19 January 2005- Afilias Limited today announced that it has submitted a proposal to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to become the next registry operator for the .NET generic top-level domain (gTLD) registry when VeriSign (NASDAQ: VRSN) Global Registry Services' contract expires on 30 June 2005.

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.