How is the Whois impacted by IDNs?

The "domain name" field will display the registered name in Punycode (e.g. probestü will appear as Three additional fields will be introduced to the Afilias Whois:

IDN Script: The intended script / language (based on RFC3066) of the IDN as determined by the registrant (e.g. "de" for German)

Unicode Hex: The IDN in Unicode Hex format (e.g. U+0070 U+0072 U+006F U+0062 U+0065 U+0073 U+0074 U+00FC U+0063 U+006B)

Unicode HTML: The IDN in HTML entity format (e.g.: probestück)

IDN e-mail

Internationalized IDN e-mail

83% of the world's population is estimated to be non-English speaking, yet for years they have been unable to communicate in their own languages via Web and e-mail addresses.

.INFO and .MOBI BRoll

Media or Page: 

.INFO and .MOBI BRoll

For broadcast and Web-based media wishing to integrate video of domain names into their news coverage, Afilias makes the following b-roll available for download: screen shot

Please select the following links to download the designated format:

Flash Video (7.84 MB)

Quicktime Movie (51.8 MB)

Windows Media (21.4 MB)

Approximated time codes of b-roll features:

00 – 1 sec: Person typing a domain at their computer screen: This provides a shot of a woman typing a domain name into her browser on her laptop.

1.1 - 4.4 sec: Typing a .INFO domain into a browser window: This shot provides a view of the website and a user typing in into their Web browser.

4.4 – 5.6 sec: Computer screen with .info address visible in the browser window: This provides a view of a Web page displaying a .INFO domain name. In this example the Web site is featured.

5.7 – 7.7 sec: Laptop displaying a .INFO Web site: This provides a zoomed out view of a .INFO Web site visible on a laptop.

7.8 – 10.2 sec: BLANK

10.2 – 14.4: Surfing for .mobi sites on a Blackberry: Provides view of a user holding a Blackberry, opening a list of stored .mobi sites in their mobile browser history.

14.4 – 17 sec: Close up of .mobi addresses: Provides a zoomed-in view of a mobile browser history showing a number of .mobi sites to visit.

17 – 22 sec: Loading a .mobi site on a Blackberry: This shot includes the phone user selecting from their browser history and loading the camprock. Mobi site.

23 – 29 sec: Alternate view of .mobi addresses: View of Google mobile site on a blackberry and opening a list of .mobi sites to visit.

29.9 – 37 sec: Visiting Continues from the previous shot; User selects from their list of sites, loaded the page and scrolls through content.

IDN Resources

Media or Page: 

Afilias statement on ICANN Affirmation of Commitments with US Department of Commerce

DUBLIN, IRELAND – 6 October 2009 – Today Afilias President & CEO Hal Lubsen released the following statement concerning ICANN's new Affirmation of Commitments with the US Department of Commerce:

Afilias joins Chinese Domain Name Consortium Highlighting the Importance of the Chinese Domain Market and IDN technology

BEIJING - August 6, 2009 - 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. Afilias is a registry services provider to nearly 15 million domain names, across 15 top-level domains (TLDs).

"The importance of the Chinese domain name market cannot be understated," said Mr.

Afilias Launches new 'Deals' Page to Highlight Special .INFO Domain Sales

DUBLIN, IRELAND -21 July 2009 - Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services and registry for the .INFO domain, today announced that is has added a new service aggregating .INFO Authorized Registrar special offers and sales on .INFO domain names.

The new "Deals" page allows Internet users interested in purchasing .INFO domain names to keep track of the latest

Visit the Top Level Domain (TLD) Registry Services and DNS Solutions Experts

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®.

Our technology
Afilias' technology ensures that your service works 100% of the time. Afilias powers key pieces of the Internet's infrastructure, including resolution of all .info, .org and .mobi domains. Afilias' registry and DNS technology is operated on a globally distributed, multi-layered, diverse infrastructure that delivers state-of-the-art security to ensure uptime and protect against malicious attacks. Afilias also supports new standards such as IPv6, DNSSEC, and Internationalized Domain Names. Learn more about our products and services.

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Afilias supports an array of top-level domain (TLD) registry and corporate DNS customers. Afilias' customers place high value on staying current with rapidly evolving technology. Our systems are on the leading edge of proven technologies, ensuring that our customers are ready for innovations dictating the future of the Internet. Learn more about the customers Afilias supports around the world.