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Afilias

APTLD Meeting, Honaira

August 14, 2007

Desiree Miloshevic (remotely)


Who is Afilias?

gTLDs

India

Belize

Honduras

Mongolia

Antigua

Seychelles

Peru

St. Vincent &

Grenadines

Gibraltar

sTLDs

ccTLDs


Afilias is an experienced and successful TLD enabler


Afilias provides “Registration to Resolution” services


Superior Technology


World’s largest EPP registry (thick registries)


Multi
-
homed, Anycast DNS platform provides speed and strong security


WHOIS updates in real time


IDN & IPv6 capable


DNSSEC experience


Afilias is an experienced and successful TLD enabler


#2 worldwide


supporting 12 million domains (~10% market share)


Confidential

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About Afilias


Irish Limited Company since 2000


Offices In Philadelphia, Dublin (HQ), Toronto, New Delhi,
Vancouver, London


Profitable, Independent Company


Long Relationships with IBM, Q9, Iron Mountain & UltraDNS


Fastest Growing Registry Services Provider


Since 2001, acquired more market share than any other


Launched most successful new TLD (INFO, now #6)


Moved customers from compromise to advantage


Focused on delivering superior Registry Services


Not distracted by other lines of business (Telecom, Security
Certificates, etc.)


Now helping to manage 14 domains


Experienced with the global distribution channel


Daily interaction with over 375 registrars

Confidential

4

Proven Technology Expertise


Secure & Stable Architecture


Five
-
tier security design


Strong DDoS Protection


2005
-
06 DNS Shield program


embedded at major ISPs, protects
accessibility


Withstood Oct 2001 Root Server DDoS attack


No interruption during the North American power blackout of Aug 2003


Afilias peak capacity design has handled 100x increase in registry
transactions (Most registries only build for 10x)


Standards Compliant & Flexible Software


Highest SLA standards in domain industry


Network and platforms designed for high security and performance


Pioneer in registry technology: EPP, IDN, Anycast DNS, IDN
-
over
-
EPP,
PostgreSQL, IPv6, DNSSEC,


Afilias has received high rankings by ICANN


2006 INFO and ORG (for PIR) contracts renewed


2005 Successful ICANN bids


MOBI, ASIA (both approved)


2002 ICANN Evaluation: Afilias supported ISOC bid
rated top bidder for .ORG

Confidential

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Selected For Ability & Experience


Unmatched Migration and Launch Experience


.MOBI Launch May 22, 2006 without incident


Seamlessly migrated .ORG registry with 2.7 Million domains


Completely revamped India’s national domain registry in 60 days


Migrated 10 other registries from legacy systems


Go
-
To Provider For Serious TLD Contenders


2002


.ORG
-

Partnered with Internet Society (ISOC)


2004
-

.MOBI
-

Selected by MOBI Founders (Microsoft
-
Nokia
-
Vodafone) over VeriSign & NeuStar


2004
-

.ASIA
-

Preferred partner for registry services


2004


.XXX
-

expected high volume & attack target


chose
Afilias


2004
-

.IN


India selects Afilias in competitive bid process


2006


SITA selects Afilias to revitalize and grow the .aero
domain


2006


Belize (.BZ) selects Afilias as Registry Provider to


transition away from VeriSign

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Afilias Registry Services features


RFC compliant EPP platform


Same version of EPP as INFO and ORG


Stable / secure / fast technology


Registry benefits


World class current EPP technology


No development expense


Near real
-
time WHOIS updating keeps TLD registry current


Fast updates to the DNS

real time updates from registry to the DNS
speeds global availability


Secure DNS

advanced technology for resisting DDoS, etc


Advanced registry features: IDN, IPv6, DNSSEC


Complete reports and control for TLD registry


Significant distribution channel benefits: ease for registrars


One connection to the registry

already in place


One financial account

already in place


Enhances distribution reach and domain status


Policy experience and help


Confidential

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We support 10 IDN scripts


DA


Danish


DE


German


ES
-

Spanish


HU


Hungarian


IS


Icelandic


KO


Korean


LT


Lithuanian


LV


Latvian


PL


Polish


SV


Swedish


Confidential

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Market is strong


120M registrations thru 3/07; +32% vs YA

Source: VeriSign Domain Industry Brief, March 2007

Confidential

9

New sales growth is robust


New sales growing 3% year over year; 23 %
quarter over quarter

Source: VeriSign Domain Industry Brief, March 2007

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10

ccTLDs: a growing market


Over 47 million ccTLDs


Growing at 31%


Includes CN and EU growth

Source: VeriSign Domain Industry Brief, March 2007

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Afilias “FlexRegistry” Platform



FireWall



SRS



Shared

Registry


System











Database



Domain



Whois



Zone File



Whois



FireWall



DNS

P

r

imary



Secure Channel :



for DNS and Whois

updates



SRS

Client

Interface







OSS







Operational

Support



System







BSS







Business



Support



System





Web

Po

rtal



Registrar(s)



Authentic

ation



DNS Secondary1



DNS Secondary2



DNS

SecondaryN



TLD’s Registrar



SRS



Thick Registry



EPP Protocol



IDN capability

UltraDNS Service



8 global sites


Real
-
time updates


Risk management

Secure Access


Certificate, Password and


IP Access Control

Secure Transactions




SSL

Web Admin

Tool for registrars

and Registry
Authority

ICANN
-
Compliant

WHOIS

PostgreSQL Database for

performance and scale

24x7 NOC



Continuous
monitoring



Data back
-
up to


disaster recovery
site

Afilias Support



24x7

Registrar billing

Registrar Mgmt



support registrars worldwide

Confidential

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Complete (and customized) value
proposition for our customers


Reporting


GAAP conformant Deferred Revenue Accounting


Registration and Trend reporting


Usage and market
-
share analysis


Registrar/Industry Outreach


Deep connections to major volume movers


Frequent registrar interaction


Specialized Customer Service & Technical Support


Aimed at Registrars


Trained staffers handle calls, emails, fax etc “private label”


Rapid Deployment


120 days from official “start” to “deployed”


Excellent uptime and reliability


Standards conformant technology


Comply with industry standards


Expert at evolving extensions to standards as needed for
specialized purposes

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Marketing & Partnership


Market to top registrars around the world


To carry the TLD


To inform and persuade registrants


Help TLD build a cadre of local registrars


Planning / advice / materials


Supporting collateral materials


Positioning and strategy


Sample marketing messages & tools


Special promotions


Periodic promotions that fit into registrar plans and cycles

Confidential

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Afilias complements our partners


Afilias can assist TLD registries with:


TLD launch or re
-
launch process


Proven technology platform, continuously upgraded


Speed of upgrade
--
systems in place and ready


World
-
class operations and technology


Compliance with global best practices and technical
standards


A secure implementation capable of withstanding DDoS


Access to global distribution leaders to stimulate growth


New services, including registration of Internationalized
Domain Names (IDNs), IPv6 and DNSSEC


Contacts with international bodies on issues relating to the
development and administration of domain name systems


Reliable and trusted technical support to customers
worldwide



Contacts:


Desiree
Miloshevic


dmiloshevic@afilias.info



Roland La
Plante

Rlaplante@afilias.info