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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?

Wrap-up: ICANN 46 in Beijing


ICANN 46 LogoEarlier this April, the largest ICANN meeting ever — more than 2,500 attendees — kicked off in Beijing. Given the imminent addition of hundreds of “dot Brands” to the Internet, the topic of new gTLDs was at the top of the discussion list for all attendees.

dot Brand or dot What? Consumers unaware of New Top-Level Domains, including .Google, .Microsoft and .Nike

Afilias research reveals 75 percent of UK and US consumers oblivious to new Web extensions

The final year of Internet fraud


Dot Brand Domains Promise a New World of Online Shopping SecurityThe holiday shopping season is in full swing, and it's a bigger season than ever, especially online. According to Shop.org, online holiday sales this year will increase 12 percent over 2011, translating to $96 billion in sales.

ICANN 45: New gTLDs not far away now


Just a few days have passed since the most recent ICANN meeting in Toronto ended and, like always, it was a whirlwind of activity and information. But this time around, with a new CEO and accompanying organizational changes, it felt like the winds were all moving in the same direction: towards a new era of ICANN effectiveness and, of course, new gTLDs.

“dotINFO” Summer Spotting Contest launches today

Snap a photo of a .INFO domain used in advertising and win a state-of-the-art Lytro camera from Afilias

Afilias Limited, the operator of the .INFO top level domain, today announced the start of the Summer 2012 .INFO Spotting Contest.

Afilias startet Managed Registry Service

Afilias, Registrierungsstelle für die Top-Level-Domains (TLD) .INFO, .MOBI und .PRO und globaler Anbieter von Registry-Services, gibt heute die Verfügbarkeit seines Managed Registry Service bekannt.

Aufbauend auf den Erfahrungen mit der Verwaltung und der Vermarktung von drei generischen TLDs und dem technischen Service für 13 weitere TLDs bietet Afilias mit dem Managed Registry Service eine Komplettlösung für die Verwaltung von Domains an. Der Service unterstützt Unternehmen bei der täglichen Verwaltung ihrer Domain.

Good News: Afilias selected as registry operator for .post


On June 1, 2012, Afilias signed a formal agreement with the Universal Postal Union (UPU) to handle the technical operations for the sponsored .POST domain, with plans to go live later this year.

UPU Director General Edouard Dayan and Paul Donohoe, UPU Programme Manager of Electronic Postal Services, applaud the agreement in Berne.