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Webinar: The Practicalities of a New Domain Launch

Date: 
Feb 11, 2014
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On Tuesday, February 11 at 10:00 A.M. Eastern, go behind the scenes with Afilias SVP and CMO Roland LaPlante as he engages in a discussion of key lessons learned from the original New gTLD launch (.INFO) and New gTLD launches since then. Learn how New gTLD owners can apply these valuable lessons learned to their own launches with an eye towards ensuring a smooth and successful launch.

Time will be reserved for Q&A at the conclusion of the session.

Social networks likely to lose grip on brand/consumer conversations in the wake of new “dot Brand” Web domains

Afilias research reveals that Internet experts predict a decline in brands’ use of social media
when brand-owned domains hit the market   

New research from registry services provider Afilias reveals that the launch of branded generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) will likely mark the start of a decline in the number of brands using social networks.

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.

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?

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 45: New gTLDs not far away now


Just a few days have passed since the most recent ICANN meeting in Toronto ended and, like always, it was a whirlwind of activity and information. But this time around, with a new CEO and accompanying organizational changes, it felt like the winds were all moving in the same direction: towards a new era of ICANN effectiveness and, of course, new gTLDs.