General information about .info domain extension
Special provisions for .info domain
Real time registration
After a prior notification of renewal or expiration of a .info domain, it will be automatically available for registration according to the rule first come, first served.
Trends and general information
The .info domain is a generic top-level domain, which equals a so-called "descriptive" domain level. This type of domain is derived from a generic term: In the case of the .info domain, it is an abbreviation for information providers. In principle, all generic top-level domains (gTLDs) enjoy great popularity due to the self-explanatory element in the domain.
Some more special information for the .info top level domain: The top level domain was introduced in 2001. The .info domain register is Afilias Limited.
Initially, gTLD (generic top-level-domain) was introduced to provide a descriptive domain extension for information providers. Because the requirements and conditions have been strongly liberalized, each internet user can now buy and register their own .info domain. Many companies use the enormous potential of the .info domain: travel agencies or service providers are some of them. Also, many parties, newspapers, magazines and marketers buy and register their own .info domain to bring additional traffic to their website.
Especially for information providers, the .info domain is highly recommended - the number of registered domains shows the huge potential: at the beginning of 2011, Afilias registered over 7.5 million registered .info domains - the .info domain extension is at the top 4 of the most popular gTLD (generic top-level-domain). More and more users are buying and registering .info as their primary or secondary domain: While only some well-known companies use their .info TLD as an additional source of traffic.