Afilias

Afilias

Global Provider of Internet Infrastructure Service
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About

Afilias connects the world with reliable, secure, scalable and globally available technology that makes Internet addresses more accessible and useful. Afilias supports a wide range of applications, including Internet domain registry services, Managed DNS and mobile Web services like goMobi® and DeviceAtlas®.

Afilias Global Registry Services – Afilias is a global leader in advanced registry services that power successful domains. Afilias began operations in July 2001 with the launch of the top-level domain registry for .INFO — the most successful of the seven new top-level domains (TLDs) selected by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in 2001. Today, Afilias supports a more diverse base of TLDs than any other registry services provider and is the most experienced provider. Further, Afilias has more experience in supporting successful applications to ICANN for new TLDs than any other provider. This expertise makes Afilias the best partner for existing gTLDs, ccTLDs, or those contemplating applying for a new TLD.

Afilias Managed DNS Services – Afilias' DNS system ensures security through diversity. Afilias provides for the resolution for billions of queries and millions of domains on a globally diverse and secure platform. Afilias' technology ensures 100% up-time and is among the most reliable and stable services available for domain names. Afilias' systems operate on a global, multi-layered, diverse infrastructure which provides security against even the most malicious attacks. With the launch of Afilias' Managed DNS Services, our world-class network is now available to the public to ensure the resiliency and security of your Web presence. Afilias also provides primary and secondary DNS resolution services for gTLD and ccTLD registries.

Organizational Structure

Afilias Limited is an Irish Limited company with international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. In addition Afilias maintains sales offices in London, England and Vancouver, Canada. Afilias also maintains a number of global wholly owned subsidiaries including: Afilias Canada Corp. which houses its operational facilities in Toronto, Ontario; Afilias USA Inc. which maintains administrative and operational offices in the U.S. near Philadelphia, PA; and Afilias India Pvt. Ltd. which houses operational offices in New Delhi, India.

Company Updates

Afilias Director Wins ICANN's 2014 Leadership Award

Global registry services provider Afilias congratulates Jonathan Robinson, Chairman of Afilias' Board of Directors, for receiving the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) 2014 Leadership Award for his contributions to the effectiveness of ICANN's multistakeholder model. more»

Afilias Partners With Internet Society to Sponsor Deploy360 ION Conference Series Through 2016

IONs are part of the Internet Society's Deploy360 Programme, which aims to foster the global adoption of key Internet technology standards such as IPv6, DNSSEC, and secure routing protocols. more»

New .ORGANIC Top-Level Domain Welcomes Leading Brands As .ORGANIC Pioneers

Global registry services provider Afilias today announced that six leading organic brands are participating in the .ORGANIC domain pioneer program and plan to launch .ORGANIC sites soon. more»

New .ORGANIC Top-Level Domain Opens to Serve the Organic Community

Global registry operator Afilias has announced that the fresh new, socially responsible top-level domain .ORGANIC is now open for registration by all bona fide organic producers and others who serve the organic community. more»

Afilias Announces General Availability of .BLACK Top-Level Domain

Global registry services provider Afilias today announced the general availability of its newest generic top level domain (gTLD): .BLACK. more»

New .ORGANIC Domain Sunrise Begins, Creating Verified Space 
for Organic Products and Services

The sunrise period allows qualified trademark holders to register names immediately; other members of the organic community can register names beginning September 15. more»

Introducing the New .ORGANIC Domain: A Trusted, Credible Space for Organic Products on the Web

Global registry services provider Afilias today announced that August 6, 2014, is the sunrise start date for its newest generic top-level domain (gTLD): .ORGANIC. more»

Dot Brand: Why Your Brand Needs Its Own Top-Level Domain

Are you a brand leader trying to figure out how to establish a sustainable and winning brand presence despite the rapidly changing environment? In the following video, Roland LaPlante, Senior VP and CMO of Afilias explains why a dotBRAND is the answer. more»

Afilias Announces Start of .BLACK Sunrise Period

Global registry services provider Afilias today announced that July 22, 2014, is the sunrise start date for its newest generic top-level domain (gTLD): .BLACK. more»

Afilias Selected for CIO 100 Award

Global registry services provider Afilias today announced that it has been named as a recipient of the 2014 CIO 100 award. Now in its 27th year, the CIO 100 award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest levels of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). more»

General Availability Period for New .RED Top-Level Domain Opens

Afilias today announced April 17, 2014, as the general availability launch date of the .RED generic top-level domain (gTLD). As an unrestricted domain, .RED names are available to be registered by anyone, anywhere in the world. more»

General Availability Period for New .BLUE Top-Level Domain Opens

Global registry services provider Afilias today announced April 17, 2014, as the general availability launch date of the .BLUE generic top-level domain (gTLD). As an unrestricted domain, .BLUE addresses can be registered by anyone, anywhere in the world. more»

General Availability Period for New .PINK Top-Level Domain Opens

Afilias today announced April 17, 2014, as the general availability launch date of the new .PINK generic top-level domain (gTLD). The .PINK domain is unrestricted, meaning anyone, anywhere can register a .PINK domain name. more»

New Chinese "Mobile" Top-Level Domain Now Available

Global registry services provider and dotMobi registry operator Afilias today announced the general availability of its first Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) at the top level: .移动 (.MOBILE in Chinese). more»

New .KIM Domain Goes Live

Global registry services provider Afilias today announced April 17, 2014, as the general availability launch date of the .KIM generic top-level domain (gTLD). more»

Welcome .SHIKSHA! General Availability Now Open

Global registry services provider Afilias today announced April 17, 2014, as the general availability launch date of the top-level domain designed specifically for education in India: .SHIKSHA. more»

Afilias Chairman Appointed to Domain Name Association Board

Global registry services provider Afilias today announced the appointment of the Chairman of the Afilias Board of Directors, Philipp Grabensee, to the board of the Domain Name Association (DNA). more»

Afilias Welcomes "Dot Chinese Online" and "Dot Chinese Website" Top-Level Domains to the Internet

Global registry services provider Afilias today announced the completion of technical preparations for the Landrush launch of the new Dot Chinese Online (.在线) and Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) top-level domains (TLD). more»

Afilias Joins Internet Technical Leaders in Welcoming IANA Globalization Progress

Afilias today announced its support for the statements by the Internet technical organizations responsible for coordination of the Internet infrastructure (IETF, IAB, ccTLD ROs, ICANN, ISOC and W3C) regarding the announcement by the U.S. government of the suggested changes related to the IANA functions contract. more»

Afilias Welcomes .ONL and .RICH to the Internet

Global registry services provider Afilias today announced the completion of technical preparations to activate the new .ONL and .RICH generic top-level domains (gTLD) on the global Internet. more»

The Practicalities of a New Domain Launch

If you weren't able to attend Afilias CMO Roland LaPlante's recent webinar on "The Practicalities of a New Domain Launch," you can watch it here. This webinar was designed to help you by sharing what Afilias learned from the original New gTLD launch (.INFO) and New gTLD launches since then. more»

Afilias Announces Its First Internationalized TLD With the Launch of .MOBILE in Chinese

Global registry services provider Afilias today announced that March 14, 2014, is the sunrise launch date for its first Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) at the top level: .移动 (.MOBILE in Chinese). more»

Afilias Announces Sunrise Launch Dates for 3 New TLDs: .PINK, .RED and .BLUE

Global registry services provider Afilias today announced the sunrise launch dates for three new generic top-level domains (gTLD): .PINK, .RED and .BLUE – today begins the 30-day minimum notice period of the Start Date sunrise for these three new TLDs. more»

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. "Kim" is an ancient Korean surname, meaning "gold," and is the most common Korean last name: more than 10 million individuals carry the name Kim. more»

Social Networks Likely to Lose Grip on Brand/Consumer Conversations in Wake of New "Dot Brand" TLDs

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. more»

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. more»

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. more»

Afilias Joins Internet Infrastructure Coalition

The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition), a group of global Internet infrastructure providers and technology firms who support the growth of the Internet, introduced Afilias as its newest member. A global leader in advanced registry services, Afilias will be the first registry to join i2Coalition. more»

DomainsBot to Help Professionals Find .PRO Internet Addresses More Easily

RegistryPRO, the ICANN-designated operator of the .PRO top-level domain and a subsidiary of leading registry services provider Afilias, today announced that DomainsBot will now include .PRO in their domain name search and suggestion tool, used by the majority of the world's best-known Internet domain name retailers, including 101Domains, Blacknight, MeshDigital, Net4In and Tucows. more»

dot Brand or dot What? Consumers Unaware of New TLDs, Including .Google, .Microsoft and .Nike

Afilias Limited, a global provider of domain registry services, has announced the results of research on consumer attitudes towards the hundreds of new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) that will launch beginning in 2013. more»

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. more»

Afilias Participates in Global Test of Multilingual IDN Email

On June 19, 2012, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) conducted the first public multilingual Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) email trials - and Afilias was one of the sponsoring participants. more»

Afilias Launches Managed Registry Services

Afilias Managed Registry Services offer a complete domain management solution designed to free brands and companies from day-to-day domain administration and policy issues so they can instead focus on their core business. more»

Afilias Selected As Registry Operator for .Post

Established in 1874, the UPU is headquartered in Berne (Switzerland) and is the second oldest international organization worldwide with 192 member countries. As a United Nations specialized agency, the UPU is the primary forum for cooperation between postal industry players globally. more»

Afilias Bringing Hundreds of New Top-Level Domains to the Internet

Afilias Limited, the operator of the .INFO, .MOBI and .PRO top level domains (TLD) and a leading provider of registry technical services, today announced that its technology will support 305 new generic TLD applications to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). more»

Afilias Becomes First European Company to Gain Observer Status With the Global Network Initiative

The GNI is a multi-stakeholder initiative comprised of companies and other stakeholders in the global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry that are committed to protecting and advancing online freedom of expression and privacy. more»

Almost Half of Major Consumer Brands Set to Apply for a Dot Brand Top-Level Domain

Leading registry services provider Afilias today announced the results of a USA / UK survey, conducted by Vanson Bourne, on dot Brand top-level domains (TLDs). The survey found that 82 percent of major brands are aware of the opportunity to apply for a dotBrand TLD, and 54 percent of those "aware" companies intend to apply for a dot Brand TLD; that is a total of 44 percent of all companies surveyed who plan to apply. more»

Being a .PRO When Choosing a Registry Services Partner

We're excited to bring a new top-level domain into the Afilias family and help grow the use of it. I also think it shows that the top-level domain business is a unique one -- and it's not one to be entered into lightly. more»

Afilias Acquires Registry Services Corporation, .PRO

This brings to 17 the number of top-level domains that Afilias supports, including seven generic TLDs (gTLD) operating under ICANN contracts and seven new TLDs launched since 2001. more»

dot Brand Makes Its Debut: Afilias Advises Companies to Act Now for Successful TLD Applications

Following the application window opening today for businesses to manage and run their own top-level domain (TLD), global registry services provider Afilias is advising companies to make an informed decision as soon as possible about whether to apply for their own dot Brand domain from ICANN. more»

Afilias Says "No" to SOPA

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is the subject of substantial controversy in the United States, and the domain name industry is squarely in the middle of the debate. Many DNS service providers and technology developers in the industry oppose SOPA, Afilias among them. Here's why. more»

Afilias Urges Businesses to Make Decision on Dot Brand Domains

Afilias, the domain name registry operations company behind .info, .mobi and 14 other Top Level Domains (TLDs), is urging brands to ensure they fully understand what the new "dot Brand" Web extensions mean for their business. dot Brands are unique TLDs that are tied to a single business. Think "drink.pepsi" instead of "pepsi.com/drink." more»

Afilias Advises 40 Days Left Before ICANN's Dot Brand Application Window Opens

In just 40 days -- January 12, 2012 -- a 92-day application window will open where businesses, for the first time, will be able to acquire and manage their own "dot Brand" Web extension. For example, "news.pepsi" instead of "pepsi.com/news." more»

Afilias Launches New Educational Materials on gTLD Innovation for New Top-Level Domains

Afilias Limited today announced that it has launched the second phase of its education campaign to help companies, organizations and cities better understand the pros and cons of the ICANN New gTLD Program, which opens January 12, 2012. more»

Afilias Announces Intention to Apply for Chinese IDN Versions of .INFO Domain

Afilias Limited, the ICANN-designated registry operator for the .INFO top level domain (TLD) and a global provider of technical registry services, today announced that it will apply for the Simplified and Traditional Chinese language equivalents of .INFO under ICANN's new gTLD program. more»

Afilias to Sponsor Columbia Business School Webinar on ICANN New gTLD Program and Dot Brand Domains

The webinar is designed to help organizations of all types decide whether they should invest in a unique dot Brand domain name rather than continue with a legacy generic name like ".com" for their Web presence. more»

Afilias Launches International Contest to Explore Innovative Uses of New Top-Level Domains

As organizations consider whether or not to invest in new TLDs under the forthcoming ICANN New TLD program, they may not consider all the possibilities for new TLDs. The "Afilias Global Innovation Contest for New TLD Ideas" is designed to address that issue. more»

The New Top-Level Domains Clock Is Ticking …

January 12, 2012. That's the day ICANN will begin accepting applications in its new generic top-level domains program. And that day is just a few months from now - not a long time, particularly when you consider the need to build an internal team to champion the project, develop a business plan as well as registration policies, and secure funding for the project. more»

The Master of Your Domain: New gTLD Conference

ICANN's ruling on the domain registries forever altered the way brands, associations, and other entities are represented online. This iBreakfast Conference will sort through the opportunities and surrounding issues. more»

Afilias and RIGHT OF THE DOT Announce Collaboration to Support Applications for ICANN New TLDs

Afilias Limited, a leading provider of Internet domain name registry and Domain Name System (DNS) services, and RIGHT OF THE DOT LLC, a consulting firm with expertise in domain name valuation, today announced that they have entered into an agreement to assist applicants in ICANN's forthcoming program for new Top Level Domains (TLDs). more»

Afilias Launches Campaign to Educate "Brand Builders" on ICANN New TLD Program

To help global brand builders understand the complex ICANN application process - as well as the many benefits of owning and operating a unique dot.BRAND TLD - Afilias has created an easy-to-digest video and e-book to explain the program. more»

Afilias and HiChina Form Partnership to Identify, Support Chinese Brands for ICANN New TLD Program

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 forthcoming New TLD Program. more»

PunktBayern Selects Afilias as Registry and DNS Services Provider for New Top Level Domain: .bayern

PunktBayern, the company behind the upcoming new top level geographic domain .bayern, today announced that it has chosen Afilias as its partner for registry and DNS services. Afilias, a leading global provider of Internet infrastructure services, will also work closely with PunktBayern on its upcoming top level domain (TLD) application to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This initiative will be part of ICANN's planned TLD expansion program, anticipated to start in the latter half of 2011. more»

Afilias and Crowell & Moring to Collaborate on Supporting New Top-Level Domains

"Afilias offers prospective new TLD applicants complete registry and DNS services that reflect our experience supporting the launches of five new TLDs -- more than any other provider. We are glad to be working with Crowell & Moring, who offers legal and business consultation services that complement our technical expertise," said Roland LaPlante, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Afilias. more»

dotHOTEL Selects Afilias as New TLD Registry and DNS Provider

At the 39th International ICANN Meeting, Afilias announced that it has been selected by dotHOTEL® as the registry services and DNS provider for its application to ICANN for the .hotel new top-level domain. dotHOTEL is supported by the International Hotel and Restaurant Association, the world's largest association of hospitality providers. more»

Iron Mountain and Afilias Create Program for New gTLD Registry Applicants

Under the terms of this co-referral program, Iron Mountain will refer prospective gTLD Registry Operators to Afilias for Domain Name Registry Services, and Afilias will refer prospective Registry Operators to Iron Mountain for data escrow services. more»

Afilias Secures .GI, .MN, and .SC Domains with DNSSEC

Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services, today announced that it has enabled Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) for .GI, the country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) for Gibraltar, .MN for Mongolia, and .SC for the Seychelles. more»

Afilias Offers Domain Name Registrars Integrated Registry and DNS Solutions for New TLDs

Afilias, a global provider of domain name registry and DNS services, announced that it is now offering domain name registrars a full suite of registry and DNS services to ensure that both their proposed new top-level domain (new TLD) applications and registries are successful. more»

Afilias and DotAsia Collaborate on DNSSEC Implementation for .ASIA

This week, at the 79th Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting in Beijing, China, Afilias and DotAsia jointly announced that Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) has been enabled for the .ASIA top-level domain. more»

Afilias Improves Security for .IN Domain With DNSSEC

Afilias 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. more»

Afilias and .JO Registry Bring Native Language E-mail to Arabic Internet Users

Afilias and the National Information Technology Center of Jordan announced that they have partnered to produce the first public demonstration of an e-mail message between two completely internationalized (or IDN) e-mail addresses in the Arabic language, using Afilias' new IDN e-mail technology and a fully IDN domain name and IDN TLD from the .JO registry. more»

Afilias Increases DNS Security in Latin America and the Caribbean with Deployment of DNSSEC

Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services, today announced that it has enabled Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) for five country code Top-Level-Domains (ccTLDs) in Latin America and the Caribbean region. more»

Afilias Receives Excellence in Online Trust 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. more»

Afilias' Project Safeguard to Boost Global DNSSEC Deployment by 50 Percent

Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services, today announced that it will deploy Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) across its registry platforms, signing 13 more top-level domains (TLDs) and increasing DNSSEC deployment among domain registries by 50 percent. more»

BlueCat Networks Selects Afilias to Power New DNS Offering

BlueCat Networks, the IPAM Intelligence company, has selected Afilias' FlexDNS Platform to power its new DNS offering; Proteus Cloud Services is the first service that fully integrates internal and external DNS with centralized IP Address Management (IPAM). more»

Hosting Companies Need Advanced DNS, Here's Why…

Hosting companies face many challenges today, from differentiating their services in a crowded market with decreasing margins, to an increasing pressure to defend against growing sets of attacks against their infrastructure. As more and more services drift into the cloud, up-time is becoming one of the most critical factors for customers choosing a web host. A hosting company's record of reliability can often be the deciding factor for a customer to choose one service over another. more»

Black Lotus Selects Afilias to Improve DNS Reliability

Afilias, a leading provider of Internet infrastructure services, announced that Black Lotus Communications has selected Afilias' FlexDNS Platform to provide DNS infrastructure in support of its distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection solutions. more»

.ORG Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

What were you doing this week back in 1985? Answer: Probably watching the debut of Back to the Future, a early Steven Spielberg movie which incorporated novel uses of technology to travel in time. During that same time in 1985, however, another innovative use of technology was also making its debut -- one with much greater implications for improving our lives on a global scale. more»

Introducing goMobi and Afilias' New goMobi-Powered Mobile Website

With goMobi's simple intuitive tool, a business can have their new mobile site up in minutes! Better yet, goMobi sites work on any Web-enabled phone, saving resource constrained businesses from any development time for multiple phone apps for different operating systems - goMobi just makes it happen! more»

Afilias Extends Managed DNS Services With FlexDNS Platform and API

Afilias announces expansion of its Managed DNS services with the availability of its new FlexDNSSM Platform. The FlexDNS Platform now provides Afilias' DNS customers with three different options for managing their DNS over Afilias' network: A Web-based portal, AXFR (DNS zone transfer), or an Application Programming Interface (API). more»

Afilias' Ram Mohan Named to IDG's InfoWorld CTO 25 Awards for DNSSEC Leadership

Afilias announces its Chief Technology Officer, Ram Mohan, has been named to IDG's InfoWorld CTO 25 Awards for his work and innovation in deploying Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC) in the Internet's domain name system (DNS). more»

New Top-Level Domain Application Tip: How to Achieve Market Distribution for Your New TLD

If you are a new TLD applicant, one of the key pieces of your plan is how you intend to go to market. Many applicants will be required by ICANN to use registrars, and there are many good reasons for this. Registrars understand the domain business, they are experienced domain marketers and most importantly, they have existing business relationships with many of the same registrants you will need to make your TLD successful. more»

The State of Phishing

Over the last three years, the Anti-Phishing Working Group's semiannual Global Phishing Survey has become a widely cited source of information about the state of phishing and its place in the Internet landscape. Afilias' Director of Domain Security, Greg Aaron, has been co-authoring these reports with Rod Rasmussen of Internet Identity, with the goal to show the community what phishers are doing and how anti-abuse measures are effective. more»

New TLD Application Tip: Learning from History to Estimate New TLD Volume

Although the market has never seen hundreds of new Top-Level Domains (TLDs) launched in rapid succession, it has experienced many new TLD launches, and each applicant should study these as they develop their volume estimates. more»

Web Server 911: Wikipedia SNAFU Indicates Need for DNS Monitoring and Failover

On March 24, online encyclopedia giant Wikipedia went offline for more than 2 hours because of an overheating problem in one of their data centers. Even though they had had a DNS failover procedure, it was broken. The result: millions of users could not access Wikipedia for hours. more»

Preventing Your DNS Account from Being Hacked

Recent years have brought a plague of attacks targeting your ability to do business online. Whether in the form of distributed denial of service attack (DDoS), spam, phishing, or Facebook and Twitter scams. Likely the most disturbing issue for e-commerce organizations has been the growing prevalence of DDoS attacks waged to interrupt their business, or worse, to extort money. more»

Afilias Limited Acquires .Mobi Domain Registry, Expands Market Leadership

Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services and the registry operator for .INFO, today announced that it has acquired mTLD Top Level Domain Ltd., the sponsoring organization and registry operator for the .mobi top-level domain. more»

Afilias' Matt Pounsett Elected Director-at-Large for DNS-OARC

Matt Pounsett, a lead member of the Afilias Content Propagation and Resolution Services team, has been selected as a board member of the DNS Operations, Analysis, and Research Center (OARC). more»

Afilias Statement on ICANN Affirmation of Committments with US Department of Commerce

Today Afilias President & CEO Hal Lubsen released a statement concerning ICANN's new Affirmation of Commitments with the US Department of Commerce. more»

Afilias Managed DNS Services Adds SiteCertain to Keep Watch on Your Web Site

Today Afilias, a leading provider of Internet infrastructure services, announced the availability of SiteCertain, a new add-on feature to its Managed DNS Services. SiteCertain enables Afilias Managed DNS customers to add web server monitoring, content monitoring and IP address fail-over to their Managed DNS account, to ensure the reliability and uptime of their Web sites. more»

Afilias Seeks New TLD Partners

Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services and domain name registry technology, today announced that it is seeking to partner with a select number of organizations that wish to apply to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for a new top-level domain (TLD). more»

ISC, Afilias and Neustar Bring DNSSEC One Step Closer

In an enlightened example of cooperation among competitors to improve online security, Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) today announced that Afilias and Neustar, Inc. are working with ISC to support ISC's DNSSEC Look-aside Validation (DLV) registry by providing secondary DNS service for the DLV zone. more»

Afilias Joins Chinese Domain Name Consortium Highlighting Importance of Chinese Domain Market, IDN

Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services, today announced that it has joined the Chinese Domain Name Consortium (CDNC). Afilias will work with the CDNC to coordinate and collaborate with other registries to reach Chinese language Internet users with Internationalized Domain Name technology. more»

Afilias Secures Millions of Internet Domains from BIND 9 Vulnerability with DNS Diversity Strategy

Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services, today announced that its DNS network, which supports approximately 10 percent of the Internet's domain names, is secure from the recently announced BIND 9 vulnerability that could cause a denial of service (DoS) attack against DNS name servers. more»

Afilias to Provide Technology Powering the .eco New TLD

Today Afilias, a leading provider of Internet infrastructure services, announced that is has been selected by Big Room Inc. as the registry services provider for its application to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for a new .eco domain during the upcoming new top-level domain (new TLD) application process. more»

Afilias Enhances Managed DNS with New Security, Management and Reporting Features

Today Afilias, a leading provider of Internet infrastructure services, announced key feature updates to its Managed DNS Services that will enhance user account security, portfolio management, and traffic reporting. more»

Afilias' Technology Successfully Signs .ORG Zone with DNSSEC

Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services and domain name registry technology, has successfully signed the .ORG zone with Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC) on behalf of its customer, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR). The .ORG zone is being signed in a phased manner with an initial period allowing for key partners to test the signed zone. more»

Afilias to Provide 1-Click DNSSEC Service to Simplify DNS Security Rollout

Today Afilias announced the beta launch of 1-Click DNSSEC™ , an enhancement to its Managed DNS Service, that allows organizations, corporations and government agencies to enable DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) on their domains, quickly and easily. more»

Afilias Launches Managed DNS Service

Today Afilias announced that it has expanded its technology with a new Managed DNS Service to assist organizations with managing Internet traffic for their Web presence. more»

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