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Aug 6, 2015

Chapter 15 – The Day of Reckoning

First it was the fridge – it didn’t feel as cold. Then the oven was taking a long time to heat up. Then the air conditioning, the washer, the dryer… even the microwave – they all seemed a little off. Not much – but a proud and dedicated homeowner like myself could definitely feel it. Then my phone rang. It was John, my neighbor.

Jun 2, 2015

The Internet of Things: Solving Security Challenges from the Fringe to the Core

Apr 21, 2015

Previously reserved “ICANN collision” names now available to public

Couldn’t register for great names like,, or Now you can! Afilias is pleased to announce that the Name CollisionManagement process as required by ICANN is complete for the new top level domains (TLDs) that Afilias launched in 2014.  This means...

Jan 27, 2015

Afilias过往曾多次莅临中国市场。不过,2014年第四季度Afilias在中国市场的表现空前活跃。在本季度,我们的中国和美方团队在中国的多座城市完成了两项激动人心的活动——2014年新通用顶级域名(gTLD)路演和2014 Afilias峰会。我本人亲自参与了这两项活动,有幸与域名行业的许多中国同行分享了有关新顶级域名(TLD)领域的诸多见解和最新进展情况。

Brandma联手举办新通用顶级域(gTLD )路演

Jan 12, 2015

With the arrival of hundreds of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), many marketers are excited that they can now get a web address that best describes their business or brand. For instance, a company in the organic business can now get a web address on .ORGANIC, or a brand that’s all about passion and excitement can now get on .RED, etc. At the same time, many are also asking some important SEO related questions:

1.       Will Google crawl new...

Dec 9, 2014

Highlights from the latest research published by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG)

Criminals behind phishing attacks are constantly looking for new vulnerabilities.

The latest Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) Global Phishing Survey, which analyzed over 100,000 phishing attacks in the first half of 2014, examines the progress that top level domains (TLDs) are...

Dec 5, 2014

Implementing security requires attention to detail.  Integrating security services with applications where neither the security service nor the application consider their counterpart in their design sometimes make plain that a fundamental change in existing practices is needed.  Existing “standard” registrar business practices require revision before the benefits of the secure infrastructure foundation DNSSEC offers can be realized.

Oct 23, 2014

Registrars have the opportunity to fundamentally change the landscape of the Internet's security infrastructure by working to close the DNSSEC functionality gap.  Virtually everything every Internet user does on the Internet depends on the DNS. DNSSEC is not just about protecting the DNS, it is about building a secure infrastructure foundation upon which new and innovative services and applications can be built to benefit us all.  Registrars are the linchpins to advancing the...

Oct 1, 2014

Where is the domain industry with the adoption of DNSSEC? After a burst of well publicized activity from 2009-2011 — .org, .com, .net, and .gov adopting DNSSEC, roots signed, other Top-Level Domains (TLDs) signed — the pace of adoption appears to have slowed in recent years.

As many readers know, DNSSEC requires multiple steps in the chain of trust to be in place to improve online security. Those are: