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Thueringen.info Takes Top Honor of Best .INFO Web site of 2009
DUBLIN, IRELAND - 9 November 2009 - Today, Afilias announced the results of its 2009 .INFO Awards program which rewards the best .INFO Web sites around the globe. First place was awarded to thueringen.info, a travel information portal in the Thuringia area of Germany. Second place was awarded to gps-tour.info, a peer to peer file sharing service where people, tourist regions or organizations can share and download outdoor GPS tours. Third place was awarded to turkel.info, a travel and tourism marketing agency in the United States.
".INFO has proven itself as a useful and vibrant top-level domain with millions of great Web sites," said Roland LaPlante, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Afilias. "Our 2009 award winners embrace the global need for sharing information on a domain that is intuitive and makes information easy to find. These unique characteristics are what make .INFO an attractive address and ultimately makes .INFO Web sites successful."
Prizes for the .INFO awards are allocated as: US$7,500 for the winner, US$5,000 for second place, and US$3,000 for third place. More information on the .INFO Awards program can be found at http://www.info-award.info/
.INFO was the first generic, unrestricted TLD to be launched since .com and is the largest new TLD launched in over 25 years. Registrations in .INFO first became available in 2001. Since then, .INFO has grown to become the fourth largest gTLD in the world with over 5 million domain names registered. Domains are currently available in ten Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) scripts. A directory of great .INFO sites is available at http://www.info.info/directory . For more information on .INFO please visit http://www.info.info/
Afilias is a global provider of Internet infrastructure services that connect people to their data. Afilias' reliable, secure, scalable, and globally available technology supports a wide range of applications including Internet domain registry services, Managed DNS, and services in the RFID and supply chain market with its Afilias Discovery Services. For more information on Afilias please visit http://www.afilias.info/.