Afilias is the world’s second largest Internet domain name registry, with more than 20 million names under management. Afilias powers a wide variety of top-level domains, and will soon support hundreds of new TLDs (top level domains) now preparing for launch, including TLDs for cities, brands, communities and generic terms. Afilias’ specialized technology makes Internet addresses more accessible and useful through a wide range of applications, including Internet domain registry services, Managed DNS and Mobile & Web services like goMobi® and DeviceAtlas®.
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Hal Lubsen is the CEO and co-founder of Afilias with over 50 years of business experience, including 20 years in the domain name industry through executive roles at both domain name companies and associations.
Afilias was formed in October 2000 by a group of 19 major domain name registrars. CEO Hal Lubsen, CTO Ram Mohan, CMO Roland LaPlante and Compliance Officer Steven Pack were the founding management team (2001). Afilias is headquartered in Horsham, Pennsylvania, United States, with engineering and operations offices in Toronto, Canada, Dublin, Ireland, New Delhi, India, Beijing, China and Melbourne, Australia, and sales offices in London, UK.
In February 2010, Afilias acquired mTLD Top Level Domain Ltd., the sponsoring organization and registry operator for the .mobi top-level domain (known publicly as dotMobi). While dotMobi continues to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary, Afilias is now the registered Registry Operator for the .mobi domain.
In December 2012, Afilias acquired registryPro, the sponsoring organization and registry operator for the .pro top-level domain. While RegistryPro continues to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary, Afilias is now the registered Registry Operator for the .pro domain.
In October 2015, Afilias acquired domain name registrar 101domain, with the registrar's CEO Wolfgang Reile stepping down and its COO and CFO Anthony M. Beltran leading operations under Afilias.
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Products and Services
Afilias Managed DNS Services:
- Security through Diversity: provides a diverse and secure platform to ensure 100% up-time and reliability of all the domains it serves. Afilias' DNS operates on a globally distributed, multi-layered, diverse infrastructure that delivers state of the art security to protect against attacks and unexpected spikes in traffic.
- DeviceAtlas: mobile device detection and intelligence solution providing up-to-date device data to many different industry verticals.
- DeviceAssure: uses patent pending technology to address the growing problems caused by counterfeit devices.
- goMobi: Value Added Service platform for Carriers, Registrars and other Web Service Providers. goMobi makes it easy to create and publish great Web presences that work on any mobile or connected device.