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  1. Afilias APTLD Meeting, Honaira August 14, 2007 Desiree Miloshevic (remotely)

  2. Who is Afilias? • 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) gTLDs sTLDs ccTLDs Peru Antigua India Belize St. Vincent & Grenadines Mongolia Honduras Seychelles Gibraltar

  3. 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

  5. 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 Confidential

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Market is strong • 120M registrations thru 3/07; +32% vs YA Confidential Source: VeriSign Domain Industry Brief, March 2007

  9. New sales growth is robust • New sales growing 3% year over year; 23 % quarter over quarter Confidential Source: VeriSign Domain Industry Brief, March 2007

  10. ccTLDs: a growing market • Over 47 million ccTLDs • Growing at 31% • Includes CN and EU growth Source: VeriSign Domain Industry Brief, March 2007 Confidential

  11. Afilias “FlexRegistry” Platform Registrar Mgmt • support registrars worldwide Secure Access • Certificate, Password and IP Access Control Secure Transactions • SSL Registrar(s) Secure Channel : SRS SRS • Thick Registry • EPP Protocol • IDN capability for DNS and Whois Client updates Interface FireWall TLD’s Registrar Afilias Support • 24x7 Registrar billing Authentic BSS ation SRS OSS Registry Shared System Business Operational Support 24x7 NOC • Continuous monitoring • Data back-up to disaster recovery site Support System System Domain Whois PostgreSQL Database for performance and scale Database ICANN-Compliant WHOIS Zone File Whois UltraDNS Service • 8 global sites • Real-time updates • Risk management FireWall Web Admin Tool for registrars and Registry Authority rtal Web Po imary DNS P r DNS Secondary1 DNS Secondary2 DNS SecondaryN Confidential

  12. 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 Confidential

  13. 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

  14. 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 Confidential

  15. Contacts:Desiree Miloshevicdmiloshevic@afilias.infoRoland La PlanteRlaplante@afilias.info