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Afilias to provide registry services for .aero top level domain

GENEVA, Switzerland – JANUARY 11, 2006 – SITA SC, the only global communication services integrator dedicated to the travel and transportation industry (TTI), today announced that it has signed an agreement with Afilias who will provide registry services for .aero, the top level domain (TLD) of the aviation industry.

Public Interest Registry Assumes Control of .ORG Domain Name Registry

Largest Domain Redelegation in the History of the Internet Commences

Reston, VA - January 2, 2003 - The Public Interest Registry (PIR) today announced that it has assumed the role of registry operator for the .ORG top-level domain in a smooth handoff from former operator VeriSign Global Registry Services. This historic transition, which commenced yesterday when PIR officially assumed control of registry operations, marks the beginning of the largest transfer of data from one registry to another in the history of the Internet.

Afilias Appoints Chief Technical Officer to Run First "Thick" Domain Name Registry: .INFO

— Former Infonautics executive oversees first global implementation of an XML-based "thick" registry system —

Newtown, PA – October 29, 2001 — Afilias, the .INFO registry, today announced that Ram Mohan has joined the company as its Vice President of Business Operations and Chief Technical Officer, overseeing the registry for .INFO and the first global implementation of an XML-based "thick" registry system.

500,000 .INFO Registrations in Less Than 90 Days

U.S., Germany Lead .INFO Registrations

NEWTOWN, PA - 23 October, 2001 - Afilias, the .INFO registry, today announced that more than 500,000 .INFO domain names were registered during the domain's first 90 days of operation. In comparison, the .COM domain took more than five years to reach the same milestone, according to a U.C. Berkeley study of domain acceptance.

Afilias Public Advisory Concerning Auctions of .INFO Domain Names

NEWTOWN, PA - 18 October, 2001 - Afilias, the .INFO registry, today issued a formal caution to the legal counsels of .INFO-authorized registrars and popular domain name auction sites regarding the attempted sale of domain names registered during the .INFO Sunrise Period.

Afilias Announces Global Adoption of New .INFO Domain

— Trademark Registration Period Ends on August 27, 2001 —

60% of The World's Top Brands Have Registered .INFO Sites, With First Movers Emerging in All Major Industry Categories

NEWTOWN, PA - August 23, 2001 – Afilias, the registry selected by ICANN to operate the new .INFO top-level domain (TLD), today announced that registrations have come in from more than 60 countries worldwide. with 52% in Europe, 40% in North America, and 5% from the Asia-Pacific region. Early data indicates that .INFO -- the first of the new top-level domains to roll out -- is a truly global phenomenon.

Afilias to Challenge Questionable Sunrise Registrations in .INFO

NEWTOWN, PA – August 15, 2001 — Afilias has successfully begun its Sunrise Period, an early registration opportunity for trademark holders worldwide to protect their marks in the new .INFO domain. We have been very encouraged by registrations to date, which include many of world's top brands.

As Sunrise proceeds, it appears that some registrants have attempted to circumvent the eligibility requirements by posing as trademark holders and registering names in advance of the public opening on September 12. Afilias today announced plans to directly challenge certain registrations by using the established Sunrise Challenge process or other mechanisms already in place.