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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.

.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 improves security for .IN Domain with DNSSEC

Deployment of Domain Name System Security Extensions Enhances global security for India

NEW DELHI – 9 November 2010 – Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services, today announced that it has enabled Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) for the .IN country code top-level domain (TLD) for the country of India, improving global security for this domain which houses over 700,000 .IN domains. .IN was officially signed on November 4, 2010 and its Delegation Signer (DS) records are expected to be entered into the DNS Root by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) shortly, allowing the .IN zone to be validated using DNSSEC.

Afilias Announces Winners of the 2010 .INFO Awards

Greentravelclub.info Takes Top Honor of Best .INFO Web site of 2010

DUBLIN, IRELAND – 8 November 2010 – Today, Afilias announced the winner of its 2010 .INFO Awards Program. The Awards Program highlighted some of the best .INFO sites of 2010 and awarded the top three .INFO sites with cash prizes totaling over US$15,000. First place was awarded to greentravelclub.info, a portal where site visitors can search for eco-friendly hotels while traveling throughout Europe.

Afilias receives Excellence in Online Trust Award from the Online Trust Alliance

Recognized for Excellence in Registry Services for DNSSEC and Anti-Abuse efforts

DUBLIN, IRELAND – 24 September 2010 - Afilias, a leading provider of Internet infrastructure services and the registry provider for the .INFO domain, has been awarded a 2010 Excellence in Registry Services award from the Online Trust Alliance. Afilias was recognized on Thursday, September 23rd at the Online Trust Alliances' fifth annual 2010 Excellence in Online Trust Awards in Washington D.C. for its innovative leadership role in online safety initiatives over the past year.

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. 

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."

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.