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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.

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?

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

ICANN 47 - Durban

Date: 
Jul 14, 2013
Location: 
Durban, South Africa


Afilias is a Gold Sponsor of the upcoming ICANN Conference in Durban, South Africa.

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

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.