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Dec 06, 2001

New policies take effect today to eliminate improper Sunrise registrations

Oct 29, 2001

— Former Infonautics executive oversees first global implementation of an XML-based "thick" registry system —

Newtown, PA – October 29, 2001 — Afilias, the .INFO registry, today announced that Ram Mohan has joined the company as its Vice President of Business Operations and Chief Technical Officer, overseeing the registry for .INFO and the first global implementation of an XML-based...

Oct 23, 2001

U.S., Germany Lead .INFO Registrations

NEWTOWN, PA - 23 October, 2001 - Afilias, the .INFO registry, today announced that more than 500,000 .INFO domain names were registered during the domain's first 90 days of operation. In comparison, the .COM domain took more than five years to reach the same milestone, according to a U.C. Berkeley study of domain acceptance.

Oct 18, 2001

NEWTOWN, PA - 18 October, 2001 - Afilias, the .INFO registry, today issued a formal caution to the legal counsels of .INFO-authorized registrars and popular domain name auction sites regarding the attempted sale of domain names registered during the .INFO Sunrise Period.

Oct 01, 2001

First New Internet Domain Launches Live, Real Time Registration

NEWTOWN, PA - October 1, 2001 - Afilias, the .INFO registry, today announced the opening of real-time registration for .INFO domain names. Businesses and consumers requesting .INFO domain names will now be able to get their domain name awarded within minutes through Afilias-authorized registrars. Those interested in registering can see what .INFO domain names...

Sep 17, 2001

NEWTOWN, PA – September 17, 2001 — Afilias, the .INFO registry, today announced that due to the tragic events of September 11, it has modified its registration schedule for the public rollout of the new .INFO domain. Afilias will now accept requests for domain names to be processed as part of the initial queue of names through September 21, 2001, modified from the original date of September 18.

Sep 12, 2001

NEWTOWN, PA – September 12, 2001 — In keeping with the obligation to inform the general public, Afilias, the registry selected by ICANN to operate the new .INFO top-level domain (TLD), will be accepting registrations from the general public for .INFO domain names effective September 12.

Sep 10, 2001

— ICANN resolution reflects desirability of .INFO names. —

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – September 10, 2001 — Afilias, the .INFO registry, today announced that the ICANN Board has authorized its general counsel to instruct Afilias to temporarily reserve certain country names included on the ISO3166-1 list. ICANN's resolution comes in response to a Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) communiquè dated...

Aug 23, 2001

— Trademark Registration Period Ends on August 27, 2001 —

60% of The World's Top Brands Have Registered .INFO Sites, With First Movers Emerging in All Major Industry Categories

NEWTOWN, PA - August 23, 2001 – Afilias, the registry selected by ICANN to operate the new .INFO top-level domain (TLD), today announced that registrations...

Aug 15, 2001

NEWTOWN, PA – August 15, 2001 — Afilias has successfully begun its Sunrise Period, an early registration opportunity for trademark holders worldwide to protect their marks in the new .INFO domain. We have been very encouraged by registrations to date, which include many of world's top brands.

As Sunrise proceeds, it appears that some registrants have attempted to circumvent the eligibility requirements by posing as trademark holders and...