Afilias

Afilias Limited is the registry operator of the .info, .mobi and .pro top-level domain, and service provider for registry operators of .org, .asia, .aero, and a provider of domain name registry services for countries around the world, including .MN (Mongolia), .AG (Antigua and Barbuda), .BZ (Belize), .GI (Gibraltar), .IN (India), .ME (Montenegro), .SC (the Seychelles), and .VC (St. Vincent and the Grenadines). Afilias also provided ancillary support to other domains, including .SG (Singapore) and .HN (Honduras).
Posts about Afilias
    • Verisign and Afilias testing Whois killer

      Verisign and Afilias have become the first two gTLD registries to start publicly testing a replacement for Whois. Both companies have this week started piloting implementations of RDAP, the Registration Data Access Protocol, which is expected to usurp the decades-old Whois protocol before long. Both pilots are in their very early stages and designed for a technical audience ...

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  • This is who won the .inc, .llc and .llp gTLD auctions

    … The winners of the auctions to run the gTLD registries for company identifiers .inc, .llc and .llp have emerged due to ICANN application withdrawals. All three contested gTLDs had been held up for years by appeals to ICANN by Dot Registry — an applicant with the support of US states attorneys general — but went to private auction in September…

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  • Antitrust feds probing Verisign’s .web deal

    … US antitrust authorities are investigating Verisign over its anticipated operation of the .web gTLD. The probe was disclosed by company CEO Jim Bidzos in yesterday’s fourth-quarter earnings call. He said: On January 18, 2017, the company received a Civil Investigative Demand from the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice…

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  • URS comes to .mobi as ICANN offers Afilias lower fees

    … community. You can read the summary of the .xxx comments, along with ICANN staff’s reasons for ignoring them, here (pdf). The .mobi proposed amendments are also now open for public comment. Any lawyers wishing to rack up a few billable hours railing against a fait accompli can do so here. Tweet Tagged: afilias, cybersquatting, ICANN, registry agreement, trademarks, uniform rapid suspension, urs …

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  • Donuts loses $22.5m .web lawsuit as judge rules gTLD applicants cannot sue

    … The promise not to sue ICANN that all new gTLD applicants made when they applied is legally enforceable, a California judge has ruled. Judge Percy Anderson on Monday threw out Donuts’ lawsuit against ICANN over the controversial $135 million .web auction, saying the “covenant not to sue bars Plaintiff’s entire action”. He wrote that he “does…

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  • Afilias retains .org back-end deal

    … Public Interest Registry is sticking with Afilias to run the .org registry back-end. The announcement came yesterday after a open procurement process that lasted for most of 2016. Over 20 back-end providers from 15 nations — basically the entire industry — responded to PIR’s February request for proposals, we reported back in March. Afilias…

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  • Verisign and Afilias in open war over $135m .web

    … interest. Speaking at the first of ICANN’s two public forum sessions at ICANN 57 in Hyderabad, India this week, Robinson echoed that call, telling the ICANN board: You are a credible, independent-minded, and respected board who recognized the enhanced scrutiny that goes with the post-transition environment. Indeed, this may well be the first test…

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  • Watch: Hollywood actors trash Trump, promote .vote

    … registration volumes, it’s certainly no bad thing for the visibility of new gTLDs in general. At time of writing, the video had received about 1.2 million views on YouTube, less than 24 hours after its release. .vote is an Afilias gTLD with post-registration usage restrictions. It currently has about 1,800 names in its zone file but only one domain in the Alexa one million most-visited sites. Tweet Tagged: .vote, afilias, new gTLDs, trump …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 26 readers -
  • Could ICANN reject Verisign’s $135m .web bid?

    …, or it’s not particularly impatient about the case progressing. Meanwhile, fellow .web applicant Afilias has demanded for the second time that ICANN hand over .web to it, as the second-highest bidder, throwing out the NDC/Verisign application. In a September 9 letter, published last night, Afilias told ICANN to “disqualify and reject” NDC’s…

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  • Afilias set to get .hotel despite hacking claims

    … Afilias is back on the path to becoming the registry for .hotel, after ICANN decided claims of hacking by a former employee of the applicant did not warrant a rejection. The ICANN board of directors decided last week that HOTEL Top-Level Domain Sarl, which was recently taken over by Afilias, did not gain any benefit when employee Dirk…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
  • Afilias buys three gTLDs from Starting Dot

    … Registry upstart StartingDot has sold its small portfolio of new gTLDs to Afilias. .archi, .bio and .ski are the three components of the package. While the size of the deal was not disclosed, retail prices and zone file volumes suggest the portfolio probably brings in about $2 million a year in revenue. The biggest seller of the three…

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  • Afilias loses back-end deals on two Chinese gTLDs

    … TLD Registry, the Finnish/Irish registry that runs two Chinese-script gTLDs, has ditched Afilias in favor of a Chinese back-end provider. Afilias said tonight that as of Friday it will no longer be the back-end for .在线 (.xn--3ds443g, “Chinese online”) and .中文网 (.xn--fiq228c5hs, “Chinese website”). The company said: Afilias has been directed…

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  • Afilias takes over .hotel, sidelines Krischenowski over hacking claims

    … Afilias has sought to distance itself from DotBerlin CEO Dirk Krischenowski, due to ongoing claims that he improperly accessed secret data on rival .hotel applicants. The company revealed in a recent letter to ICANN that it has bought out Krischenowski’s 48.8% stake in successful .hotel applicant Hotel Top Level Domain Sarl and that Afilias…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
  • Afilias goes it alone with .green as DotGreen bows out

    … DotGreen Community has withdrawn from its partnership with Afilias, leaving the registry operating the .green gTLD solo. The new management means that renewal prices for sunrise names will be slashed, and the size of the premium names list will be reduced. DotGreen was originally a .green gTLD applicant, but it withdrew its application before…

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  • Nominet has sights set on .org after M+M deal

    … Nominet chief Russell Haworth is hopeful that its new outsourcing deal with Minds + Machines will help it win a much more lucrative back-end contract — .org. The company is among the 20-plus companies that have responded to Public Interest Registry’s request for proposals, as its back-end deal with Afilias comes to an end. Nominet is one…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
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