[At-Large] Donuts to acquire Afilias

Dev Anand Teelucksingh devtee at gmail.com
Thu Nov 19 19:56:15 UTC 2020

>From https://donuts.news/donuts-inc-to-acquire-afilias-inc

"Donuts Inc., the global leader in next generation top-level domains (TLD)
and digital identity, today announces that it has entered into an agreement
to purchase Afilias, Inc. for an undisclosed sum. The transaction, which
will not include Afilias’ mobile software and registrar businesses, is
expected to close in Q4 2020, following successful completion of regulatory

The Afilias registry business features a prominent back-end registry
platform, DNS solutions and cyber-security expertise. Afilias operates the
authoritative directories and DNS for over 200 top-level domains. The
Afilias registry business also includes an impressive array of top-level
domains such as .info, .global, and .mobi, as well as country codes,
dotBrands and other generic TLDs.

“The Afilias and Donuts teams share a commitment to security, stability and
reliability,” Donuts CEO Akram Atallah commented. “This will only grow
stronger as we implement the best technologies and services from each
organization while maintaining seamless delivery to our registry and
registrar partners as well as our end registrants.”

The Donuts and Afilias teams will continue to provide registrar partners
the same access to the domain names and services they’ve had in the past.
With a combined Donuts and Afilias partnership, cyber-security will be a
top priority and registrants will have even more simplicity, consistency,
efficiency and quality to help them secure their online identities."
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