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ICANN

Afilias launches campaign to educate "brand builders" on ICANN new TLD program

Free online resources outline opportunities for dot.BRAND TLDs in today's new Internet environment

ICANN SINGAPORE - June 20, 2011 - In a historic move, today the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved its long-discussed New gTLD Program. This program allows any brand or community of interest to apply for a unique "right of the dot" top-level domain. For example, instead of ".com," a brand like Nike could apply for ".nike" to reinforce its brand on the Web.

Afilias and HiChina form partnership to identify and support Chinese brands for ICANN new TLD program

Alliance designed to help Chinese companies apply for "dot.BRAND" top-level domains

ICANN SINGAPORE - June 20, 2011 - Afilias Limited, a global provider of Internet domain name registry and Managed DNS services, today announced that it has entered into a formal agreement with Chinese Internet services leader HiChina, a subsidiary of Alibaba.com, to help Chinese brands take advantage of ICANN's New TLD Program.

Learn more about applying for a new dot Brand Top Level Domain

ICANN’s last new gTLD application window closed in 2012, and over 600 major companies applied for their own dotBrand top level domains.

Beyond the Top Level: DNSSEC Deployment at ICANN 40


I recently wrote about the encouraging level of DNSSEC adoption among top-level domain name registries, and noted that adoption at the second level and in applications is an important next step for adding more security to the DNS. The root and approximately 20 percent of the top level domains are now signed; it is time for registrars and recursive DNS servers operated by the ISPs to occupy center stage.

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.

DNSSEC Deployment Reaching Critical Mass


Less than nine months after the DNS root was signed, the rollout of DNSSEC across the Internet's top-level domains is approaching the tipping point.

.nxt Conference Inspires and Informs New gTLD Debate


The first-ever .nxt conference recently concluded in San Francisco. The conference featured two days of productive, educational, and passionate discussion about the business of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs).

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).