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Nov 19, 2002

GoDaddy registers .INFO's 1 millionth name

DUBLIN, IRELAND - 19 November 2002 - Afilias, a global provider of domain name registry services, announced Tuesday that its flagship product .INFO, has surpassed 1,000,000 registrations in just over one year of operation. The one millionth name, los-angeles-real-estate-search.info, was registered through ...

Oct 14, 2002
Reston, Virginia - October 14, 2002 - Today, the Internet Society (ISOC) announced that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has selected its proposal to operate the .ORG registry. ISOC has established a new not-for-profit organization -- the Public Interest Registry (PIR) -- which will succeed VeriSign Global Registry Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) as the registry operator for .ORG when its contract with ICANN expires on December 31, 2002.
Sep 18, 2002

Business Approach, Technology and High Level Pan-Europe Input Differentiate Consortium

DUBLIN - September 18, 2002 - Eureto officially launched its bid to run the European Domain Name Registry '.eu' out of Ireland today.

Jul 24, 2002

.INFO gains momentum in becoming Internet's leading source for Information

LONDON, ENGLAND - 24 July 2002 - Afilias, a global provider of domain name registry services, announced Wednesday that as of the end of May 2002, there were more than 200,000 live, dedicated Web sites in the new .INFO domain. This research indicates a strong growth potential for .INFO in key regions such as Europe, and poises .INFO to become one of the leading top-...

Jun 19, 2002

Announces Bid to Succeed VeriSign GRS as Registry Operator for .ORG

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- June 19, 2002 -- Today, the Internet Society (ISOC) announced that it has submitted a bid to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to succeed VeriSign Global Registry Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSN) as the registry operator for the .ORG top-level domain (TLD). ICANN is currently seeking a new registry operator...

May 22, 2002

HORSHAM, PA - May 22, 2002: Afilias, a global provider of domain name registry services, announced Wednesday that it has provided all Afilias-authorized registrars with the list of names being offered in Land Rush 2 (LR2).

Mar 26, 2002

Afilias brings registry management in house to create a fully integrated registry services company

DUBLIN, IRELAND - 26 March 2002 - Afilias Limited today announced that it has reached an agreement with Toronto-based Tucows, Inc. (OTCBB: TCOW) to acquire its wholly owned subsidiary LibertyRMS, Inc., a domain name registry services company for the management of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) and country code top-level...

Feb 18, 2002

Thousands of intuitive, generic names to be released to the public

NEWTOWN, PA - February 18, 2002 - Afilias announced Monday that it unveiled plans at the ICANN Registrars Constituency Meeting in Dulles, VA this past weekend, for the public redistribution of .INFO domain names that were repossessed through the Sunrise Challenge Process.

Jan 17, 2002

Over 700 .INFO Sunrise registrations have been challenged

NEWTOWN, PA - January 17, 2002 - Afilias announced Thursday that it has submitted its first set of challenges against names that may have been inappropriately registered during the .INFO Sunrise period. Through the Sunrise Challenge process, managed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the registrants of these names will now need to produce proof...