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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.

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.

.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).

10 years since the Internet was changed forever


On Saturday, you were probably enjoying a quiet morning, sipping your coffee as you consumed headlines about news from New York to New Delhi. The headlines related to Internet business were probably much different than what you would have seen 10 years ago.

Afilias Opens .INFO Awards to Select the Best Websites of 2010

Fourth annual .INFO Awards program will offer US$15,000 in prizes

DUBLIN, IRELAND – 10 August 2010 – Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services and registry for the .INFO top-level domain (TLD), today announced the opening of its fourth annual .INFO Awards program which recognizes the best .INFO websites around the world. From August 9th to September 10th any .INFO domain owner may submit their website to the .INFO Awards for a chance to win honors as the “Best .INFO website of 2010.”

Fourth annual .INFO Awards program will offer US$15,000 in prizes

DUBLIN, IRELAND – 10 August 2010 – Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services and registry for the .INFO top-level domain (TLD), today announced the opening of its fourth annual .INFO Awards program which recognizes the best .INFO websites around the world. From August 9th to September 10th any .INFO domain owner may submit their website to the .INFO Awards for a chance to win honors as the "Best .INFO website of 2010."

ICANN makes progress on new TLDs in Brussels


The application period for the next round of new top-level domains moved one step closer to commencement after a productive and well-attended ICANN meeting in Brussels last week.

The board resolved on Friday to dedicate its two-day retreat in September entirely to working on the issues that remain outstanding in the Draft Applicant Guidebook. The current version of the DAG, the fourth, is expected to be the final draft before applications become open to potentially hundreds of prospective new TLD registry operators.