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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.

new gTLD program

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

Date: 
Sep 26, 2013
Location: 
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.

newdomains 2013

Date: 
Oct 27, 2013
Location: 
Munich, Germany

Afilias is a Diamond Sponsor of the upcoming newdomains 2013 event in Munich, Germany.

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 46 - Beijing

Date: 
Apr 07, 2013
Location: 
Beijing, People's Republic of China

Afilias is a Gold Sponsor of the upcoming ICANN Conference in Beijing, People's Republic of China. 

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

The Digital Marketing & gTLD Strategy Congress

Date: 
Mar 11, 2013
Location: 
New York City, NY

Mark your calendar for the Digital Marketing and gTLD Strategy Congress. A unique event for round one gTLD applicants, non-applicant & prospective applicant brands and their advisors.

Featuring speakers from Google, Citi, and L'Oreal, as well as Afilias CMO, Roland LaPlante, the Congress has been created as a networking and learning forum for both round 1 applicants and prospective “round 2” applicants.