Global Provider of Internet Infrastructure Service
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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.


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