Afilias Limited is the registry operator of the .info, .mobi and .pro top-level domain, and service provider for registry operators of .org, .asia, .aero, and a provider of domain name registry services for countries around the world, including .MN (Mongolia), .AG (Antigua and Barbuda), .BZ (Belize), .GI (Gibraltar), .IN (India), .ME (Montenegro), .SC (the Seychelles), and .VC (St. Vincent and the Grenadines). Afilias also provided ancillary support to other domains, including .SG (Singapore) and .HN (Honduras).
Afilias was formed in September 2000 by a group of domain name registrars[who?] in recognition of the need for increased competition in the domain name industry at the registry level. Afilias was selected by ICANN in November 2000 to launch .info, the first new generic Top Level Domain supported by Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) and based on a "thick" registry model.
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.
Afilias is a DNS registry, and provides DNS service to the domains, listed below.
Registry Service Provider
- "North America Leads .INFO Distribution". Afilias.
- "ICANN Registries". Dot and Co.
- "Plumbing the Internet with PostgreSQL: An Open Source Case Study". Open Source Business Resource.