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Noteworthy

 Some folks have already asked me if DNSSEC could have prevented Twitter.com traffic from being hijacked. In this case, the answer is, "No".

 The fact that lack of e-mail support could inhibit the adoption of IDNs is a problem Afilias has addressed with a newly developed IDN E-Mail software.

Registry Services / Industry Updates

Afilias Announces Relaunch of .GREEN TLD

Afilias, a leading domain registry operator announces the relaunch of the .GREEN TLD (top level domain). .GREEN (dotGreen) celebrates the global green movement by providing a space that helps organizations and individuals show their support for green principles. more»

New .PROMO Domain Sunrise Period Begins Today

Afilias announces that the Sunrise Period for the new "dot PROMO" or .PROMO top level domain is now open for eligible trademark holders only. PROMO is the best Internet address for websites that feature special promotions providing value or incentives to deal-conscious shoppers. more»

Minds + Machines Group Announces Outsourcing Agreements, Web Address Change

Minds + Machines Group Limited announced today an agreement for Nominet to take over the technical back-end registry functions for up to 28 top level domains within the Group’s portfolio. more»

February Biggest Month to Date for Radix, Over 750K Domain Registrations

Domain name registry operator, Radix announced that February 2016 was its biggest month ever in terms of new registrations. Lead by .online, .site, .tech and .pw, Radix saw a record number of 768,683 new registrations in the month. more»

New .BET Domain Now Available to the Public

Afilias, a leading domain registry operator, announces public availability today for the new "dot BET" or .BET top level domain; .BET is being launched to support the burgeoning gaming industry making it easier for consumers to find betting sites. more»

Radix Gives Its TLD .SPACE a Makeover

Radix's domain extension .space surpassed 125,000 registrations in just about a year from launch and is all set for its next big mission - growing customer awareness. more»

New .PET Domain Available to the Public

Afilias today announced public availability for the new "dot PET" or .PET top level domain. In the US alone, the pet industry in 2015 had sales of $61 billion dollars. more»

Priority Access Program for Verisign's First IDN New gTLD, .コム

Verisign launched its first IDN new gTLD, .コム - the .com you know, now in Japanese - on Dec. 9, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. UTC. We recently submitted updated TLD Startup Information for .コム to ICANN, extending the end date for the .コム Sunrise Period from Jan. 31, 2016, to March 14, 2016, and shifting the dates of the subsequent registration periods. more»

Minds + Machines Group Expands Into Chinese Market

Minds + Machines Group Limited (LSE:MMX), the publicly quoted owner and operator of Internet top-level domains has announced its expansion into the Chinese market with the appointment of the highly respected registry service company, ZDNS as its local infrastructure partner. more»

New .PET Domain Sunrise Period Begins January 19

Afilias, a leading domain registry operator, today announces that the Sunrise Period for the new “dot PET” or .PET top level domain is now open for eligible trademark holders only. more»