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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 Top Level Domain Names

NewDomains.org 2013: Why you should be there


Afilias is proud to be a Diamond Sponsor of the 2013 NewDomains.org event, running 28-29 October 2013 in Munich. The timing of the event couldn’t be better since ICANN has now taken a giant step forward in the new gTLD program with the delegation of several new TLDs — two in Russian, one in Chinese and one in Arabic.

ICANN 48

Date: 
Nov 17, 2013
Location: 
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Afilias is a Gold Sponsor of the upcoming ICANN Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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

Afilias New gTLD Pre-Registration is Here


After years of discussion and preparation, Afilias is excited to start the process of bringing our two dozen-plus New generic Top-Level Domains to the public. As a first step, Afilias has created a special pre-registration microsite. Here, you can tell us which New gTLDs you’re interested in for yourself or your business.

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