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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.

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The Retail & Consumer Goods Executive Summit

Apr 28, 2014
NASDAQ Marketsite, New York City

Afilias CMO Roland LaPlante will be a speaker at this event, which provides a unique opportunity to discuss successful growth and innovation strategies by established and next-generation brands to inspire your own growth plans. With attendee registrations capped and a program designed to foster audience engagement, High-Velocity Growth will not be your everyday business conference.

Afilias adds color and choice to the Internet with three new top-level domains

Global registry services provider Afilias today announced the sunrise launch dates for three new generic top-level domains (gTLD): .PINK, .RED and BLUE.

With the .PINK, .RED and .BLUE domains, Afilias is the first registry to offer truly colorful ways to express yourself on the Internet. No longer are site owners restrained to drab domain addresses. Now, your Web address can express your individual enthusiasms!

Learn to launch (on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at 10 A.M. Eastern)

Roland LaPlanteThere's a lot more to launching a new top-level domain than coming up with a unique gTLD (or even your own dot Brand). Here a just a few of the many items you have to be ready to handle: 

Afilias personalizes the Internet with first “family” top-level domain

Afilias announces sunrise period start of .KIM, the first family of the Web

Global registry services provider Afilias today announced the sunrise launch date for the first “family” generic top-level domain (gTLD): .KIM.

Digital Marketing & gTLD Strategy Congress New York 2014

Mar 03, 2014
New York City

With ICANN registry agreements now signed, the real work for brands, registries and registrars is just getting started. The leading minds in the branding and domain communities are now focusing their attention on ways to convert their new TLD into their most powerful online asset.


Jan 13, 2014
Las Vegas

With more than 400 attendees expected, NamesCon will be the largest conference dedicated exclusively for the Internet name industry. There is no channel like the Internet domain name channel, and 2014 will be an amazing year of expansion, growth, change and opportunities in all areas of the registry, registrar and registrant Internet name space. Hear from the best and the brightest, including Afilias CMO and SVP Roland LaPlante, as they present, interact and answer your questions.

Webinar: The Practicalities of a New Domain Launch

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.