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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.

gTLD applications

Digital Marketing & gTLD Strategy Congress New York 2014

Mar 03, 2014
New York City

With ICANN registry agreements now signed, the real work for brands, registries and registrars is just getting started. The leading minds in the branding and domain communities are now focusing their attention on ways to convert their new TLD into their most powerful online asset.


Jan 13, 2014
Las Vegas

With more than 400 attendees expected, NamesCon will be the largest conference dedicated exclusively for the Internet name industry. There is no channel like the Internet domain name channel, and 2014 will be an amazing year of expansion, growth, change and opportunities in all areas of the registry, registrar and registrant Internet name space. Hear from the best and the brightest, including Afilias CMO and SVP Roland LaPlante, as they present, interact and answer your questions.

Webinar: The Practicalities of a New Domain Launch

Feb 11, 2014
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On Tuesday, February 11 at 10:00 A.M. Eastern, go behind the scenes with Afilias SVP and CMO Roland LaPlante as he engages in a discussion of key lessons learned from the original New gTLD launch (.INFO) and New gTLD launches since then. Learn how New gTLD owners can apply these valuable lessons learned to their own launches with an eye towards ensuring a smooth and successful launch.

Time will be reserved for Q&A at the conclusion of the session.

Social networks likely to lose grip on brand/consumer conversations in the wake of new “dot Brand” Web domains

Afilias research reveals that Internet experts predict a decline in brands’ use of social media
when brand-owned domains hit the market   

New research from registry services provider Afilias reveals that the launch of branded generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) will likely mark the start of a decline in the number of brands using social networks.

NewDomains.org 2013: Why you should be there

Afilias is proud to be a Diamond Sponsor of the 2013 NewDomains.org event, running 28-29 October 2013 in Munich. The timing of the event couldn’t be better since ICANN has now taken a giant step forward in the new gTLD program with the delegation of several new TLDs — two in Russian, one in Chinese and one in Arabic.


Nov 17, 2013
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Afilias is a Gold Sponsor of the upcoming ICANN Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

To request a meeting with an Afilias representative during the ICANN meeting, please email us.

New gTLD Pre-Registration FAQ

What is a “pre-registration"?

Afilias uses the term “pre-registration” to mean your expression of interest in registering names in a particular new top-level domain.  By checking a box or boxes, you are indicating an interest in eventually registering second level name(s) in that TLD when names actually become available.

What is a top-level domain?

Digital Marketing & gTLD Strategy Congress London

Sep 26, 2013
London, England

Afilias is a founding sponsor of the Digital Marketing & gTLD Strategy Congress.

Mark your calendars and make your plans to attend the UK & European edition of the Digital Marketing and gTLD Strategy Congress. A unique event for round one gTLD applicants, non-applicant & prospective applicant brands and their advisors.