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Afilias Discourages "Domain Name Front Running"

DUBLIN, IRELAND – 14 January 2008 – Recent industry discussions have centered on a new phenomenon termed "Domain Name Front Running." This occurs when someone conducts a search for a domain name and, shortly thereafter, someone else using some form of insider information preemptively registers the name.

Afilias Appoints Chief Technical Officer to Run First "Thick" Domain Name Registry: .INFO

— Former Infonautics executive oversees first global implementation of an XML-based "thick" registry system —

Newtown, PA – October 29, 2001 — Afilias, the .INFO registry, today announced that Ram Mohan has joined the company as its Vice President of Business Operations and Chief Technical Officer, overseeing the registry for .INFO and the first global implementation of an XML-based "thick" registry system.

500,000 .INFO Registrations in Less Than 90 Days

U.S., Germany Lead .INFO Registrations

NEWTOWN, PA - 23 October, 2001 - Afilias, the .INFO registry, today announced that more than 500,000 .INFO domain names were registered during the domain's first 90 days of operation. In comparison, the .COM domain took more than five years to reach the same milestone, according to a U.C. Berkeley study of domain acceptance.

Afilias Public Advisory Concerning Auctions of .INFO Domain Names

NEWTOWN, PA - 18 October, 2001 - Afilias, the .INFO registry, today issued a formal caution to the legal counsels of .INFO-authorized registrars and popular domain name auction sites regarding the attempted sale of domain names registered during the .INFO Sunrise Period.

Afilias Announces Opening Day

First New Internet Domain Launches Live, Real Time Registration

NEWTOWN, PA - October 1, 2001 - Afilias, the .INFO registry, today announced the opening of real-time registration for .INFO domain names. Businesses and consumers requesting .INFO domain names will now be able to get their domain name awarded within minutes through Afilias-authorized registrars. Those interested in registering can see what .INFO domain names are available by using Afilias' .INFO WHOIS database.

Afilias to Reserve Country Names in .INFO

— ICANN resolution reflects desirability of .INFO names. —

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – September 10, 2001 — Afilias, the .INFO registry, today announced that the ICANN Board has authorized its general counsel to instruct Afilias to temporarily reserve certain country names included on the ISO3166-1 list. ICANN's resolution comes in response to a Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) communiquè dated September 9 that recommended this action.

Afilias Announces Global Adoption of New .INFO Domain

— Trademark Registration Period Ends on August 27, 2001 —

60% of The World's Top Brands Have Registered .INFO Sites, With First Movers Emerging in All Major Industry Categories

NEWTOWN, PA - August 23, 2001 – Afilias, the registry selected by ICANN to operate the new .INFO top-level domain (TLD), today announced that registrations have come in from more than 60 countries worldwide. with 52% in Europe, 40% in North America, and 5% from the Asia-Pacific region. Early data indicates that .INFO -- the first of the new top-level domains to roll out -- is a truly global phenomenon.

Afilias to Challenge Questionable Sunrise Registrations in .INFO

NEWTOWN, PA – August 15, 2001 — Afilias has successfully begun its Sunrise Period, an early registration opportunity for trademark holders worldwide to protect their marks in the new .INFO domain. We have been very encouraged by registrations to date, which include many of world's top brands.

As Sunrise proceeds, it appears that some registrants have attempted to circumvent the eligibility requirements by posing as trademark holders and registering names in advance of the public opening on September 12. Afilias today announced plans to directly challenge certain registrations by using the established Sunrise Challenge process or other mechanisms already in place.