Executive Blog

Jul 2, 2014

Are you a brand leader trying to figure out how to establish a sustainable and winning brand presence despite the rapidly changing environment? A dotBRAND is the answer, and here is why.

Don't be left behind.

Apr 8, 2014

Given the “going live” of New gTLDs as well as the NTIA’s announcement of its intent to transition Internet domain name functions to a multi-stakeholder environment, the 49th ICANN meeting in Singapore was sure to be a busy one.

Mar 3, 2014

To ensure that you have the latest information on our New gTLD launch dates, Afilias has created the release date chart below. This chart is your authoritative source for our launch dates. We do not anticipate any further date changes, but if they do occur, they will be reflected here.

 

 

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Feb 24, 2014
If you weren't able to attend Afilias CMO Roland LaPlante's recent webinar on "The Practicalities of a New Domain Launch," you can watch it here. Since there's a lot more to launching a new top-level domain than coming up with a unique gTLD, it's helpful to know what issues you'll need to have squared away before launching one (or before applying to ICANN to have one). This webinar was designed to help you by sharing what Afilias learned from the original New gTLD launch (.INFO) and New gTLD...
Feb 7, 2014

Roland LaPlanteThere's a lot more to launching a new top-level domain than coming up with a unique gTLD (or even your own dot Brand). Here a just a few of the many items you have to be ready to handle: 

Oct 23, 2013

Afilias is proud to be a Diamond Sponsor of the 2013 NewDomains.org event, running 28-29 October 2013 in Munich. The timing of the event couldn’t be better since ICANN has now taken a giant step forward in the new gTLD program with the delegation of several new TLDs — two in...

Jul 12, 2013

After years of discussion and preparation, Afilias is excited to start the process of bringing our two dozen-plus New generic Top-Level Domains to the public. As a first step, Afilias has created a special pre-registration microsite. Here, you can tell us which New gTLDs you’re interested in for yourself or your business.

Apr 26, 2013

ICANN 46 LogoEarlier this April, the largest ICANN meeting ever — more than 2,500 attendees — kicked off in Beijing. Given the imminent addition of hundreds of “dot Brands” to the Internet, the topic of new gTLDs was at the top of the...

Jan 31, 2013

Today, Afilias Limited announces the resignation of Karim Jiwani, who formerly ran RegistryPro, the .PRO registry and Afilias subsidiary. Under his tenure, the .PRO business doubled, and the registry system was successfully migrated to Afilias’ world-class technical platform. Mr. Jiwani plans to pursue other opportunities in the expanding domain industry.

Dec 17, 2012

Dot Brand Domains Promise a New World of Online Shopping SecurityThe holiday shopping season is in full swing, and it's a bigger season than ever, especially online. According to Shop.org, online holiday sales this year will increase 12...