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
"With deference to all affected by the tragic circumstances surrounding the
events of September 11, Afilias felt it necessary to make some schedule changes to
ensure fairness to all registrants, and the registrars who serve them," said Hal
Lubsen, CEO of Afilias.
September 22, 2001 - .INFO
domain names awarded during the Sunrise Period (July 25 - August 27) will now begin
to resolve through Internet browsers. This has been modified from the original date
of September 19.
September 27, 2001 - Names requests submitted through September
21 will be processed and awarded, and will resolve on this date.
October 1, 2001
- Real-time registration commences.
Those interested in registering a .INFO domain
name should contact an Afilias-authorized registrar of their choice. A list is available
at: http://www.afilias.info/cgi-bin/registrar-list.cgi .
- the registry for .INFO, the first new global unrestricted top-level domain - seeks
to create the most direct and intuitive path to knowledge on the Web. Afilias is
a consortium of 18 of the world's leading domain name registrars, with operations
across 10 countries.
Afilias was formed in September of 2000 in recognition of
the need for increased competition in the domain name space. In aggregate, the company's
member registrars registered more than 10 million domain names and collectively offer
a wide range of related in Internet services, including country-code domain name
registrations, country-code domain name registrations, country-code registry operations,
Web hosting, and ISP services.
Afilias' shareholders include: 1stDomain.net, a
division of G+D International LLC; Corporate Domain, Inc.; Domain Bank, Inc.; DomainInfo
AB; Domain People, Inc.; Domain Registrations Services, Inc.; Enter-Price Multimedia
AG (EPAG); Global Media Online, Inbc.; Internet Council of Registrars (CORE); Netnames
International Ltd.; Network Solutions, Inc. Registrar Operations; Polar Software
Ltd. d/b/a Signdomains.com; PSI-USA, Inc. Register.com; Schlund + Partner AG; SiteName.com
LLC; Speednames, Inc.; Tucows.
Afilias maintains international headquarters in
Dublin, Ireland and US headquarters in Newtown, PA. For more information, please