New TLDs

Afilias supports all types of new TLDs, including dotBrands, dotCities, dotCommunities and dotGenerics with turnkey technical and value-added services.

New TLDs

Afilias offers domain name registrars integrated registry and DNS solutions for new TLDs

DUBLIN, IRELAND – 15 November 2010 – Afilias, a global provider of domain name registry and DNS services, announced that it is now offering domain name registrars a full suite of registry and DNS services to ensure that both their proposed new top-level domain (new TLD) applications and registries are successful.

Reduce the risk of URL shorteners to your brand with your own TLD


A very real and potentially dangerous issue for brands is the continual reliance on obscure country code domains for URL shortening services. Recent reports have emerged that the country code domain .ly will no longer allow domains with 4 or less characters to be registered by users outside of Libya. What exactly does that mean for marketers that are using popular URL shorteners like bit.ly and ow.ly today? It means more risk.

Voting Opens for the Best .INFO Web site of 2010

Top 10 nominees for the .INFO Awards are revealed

DUBLIN, IRELAND – 5 October 2010- Today, Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services and the registry operator for the .INFO top-level domain (TLD), announced that the 2010 .INFO Awards is now open for public vote. Anyone around the world can now vote for their favorite of the top 10 .INFO nominees selected by a panel of judges. Each voter will also automatically be entered to win a new Apple iPad.

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.

New TLD Application Tip: Premium Domains Can Support a Sustained Revenue Stream


New top-level domains will quickly be upon us, and if you are ramping up to get your application ready, part of your launch plan should address what you will do with valuable keyword or generic names – what we often refer to as “premium names.” Reserving premium domain names for either auctions or a Request for Proposal (RFP) process is a great way to publicize your new TLD, increase the domain community’s awareness, and achieve initial bursts of revenue to support your business. 

New TLD Application Tip: Launch strategies


Almost exactly nine years ago, the .INFO domain first started accepting registrations. This was an historic event as it was the first time a new generic top level domain (TLD) was launched to an existing domain marketplace and, in fact, was the first new TLD to be added since .com. We’ve seen (and provided technology to power) many other TLD launches since then, with many business models.

VIDEO: ICANN 38 Wrap Up

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ICANN Brussels Wrap up

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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.