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To mark the fifth anniversary of the .INFO domain, internet registry Afilias has launched a competition to find the best .INFO web sites in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and is offering EUR18,000 in prize money for the winning entries.
MUNICH - September 2006 - From September 21 to October 12, owners of .INFO domains in Germany, Austria and Switzerland can enter their web sites for the .INFO Award 2006. Prizes are to be awarded to sites in the categories Information/News, Design, Media, Science, and Business.
On .INFO's Three-year Anniversary, the Domain Has Surpassed 1,500,000 Registrations.
DUBLIN, Ireland - 27 September 2004 - Afilias, a global provider of domain name registry services, today released a three year analysis of the .INFO domain in preparation for the third anniversary of live, real-time registrations on October 1. The domain, which is the most popular of the new TLDs that were launched in 2001, now has over 1,500,000 registrations, 71% of which are active sites, and over 460,000 dedicated INFO sites.
Düsseldorf, GERMANY - 17 March 2004 - Afilias, a global provider of Internet domain name registry services, announced Wednesday that it has opened registration for .INFO German script internationalized domain names (IDNs), which now enables Internet users to register Web addresses containing the German characters ä, ö, and ü. Afilias opened registration yesterday evening. As of 13:00 UTC (08:00 a.m. EST) on 17 March, over 13,000 German script IDNs were registered, the first of which was kinderbücher.info.
Düsseldorf, GERMANY - 12 February 2004 - Afilias, a global provider of Internet domain name registry services, announced Thursday that it has moved the launch date for .INFO German script internationalized domain names (IDNs) to 16 March 2004. The move is the result of compatibility testing with various end-user system configurations. These tests revealed that modifications were necessary to address problems resulting from the interaction of IDNs with certain non-IDNA  compliant browsers, which may send information to the registry that could result in confusion over the actual location of a given IDN.
Düsseldorf, GERMANY - 27 January 2004 - Afilias, a global provider of Internet domain name registry services, announced Tuesday that it will launch the first standards-based registrations of German script internationalized domain names (IDNs) under the .INFO generic top-level domain (gTLD) on 26 February 2004. Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and will enable the registration of Internet domain names that contain the widely used German script umlaut characters: "ä", "ö" and "ü".
GoDaddy registers .INFO's 1 millionth name
DUBLIN, IRELAND - 19 November 2002 - Afilias, a global provider of domain name registry services, announced Tuesday that its flagship product .INFO, has surpassed 1,000,000 registrations in just over one year of operation. The one millionth name, los-angeles-real-estate-search.info, was registered through GoDaddy Software, Inc., one of .INFO's leading registrars. This milestone cements .INFO's leadership of the new TLDs and solidly places it as the six-largest domain in the world.
.INFO gains momentum in becoming Internet's leading source for Information
LONDON, ENGLAND - 24 July 2002 - Afilias, a global provider of domain name registry services, announced Wednesday that as of the end of May 2002, there were more than 200,000 live, dedicated Web sites in the new .INFO domain. This research indicates a strong growth potential for .INFO in key regions such as Europe, and poises .INFO to become one of the leading top-level domains (TLDs) worldwide.
New policies take effect today to eliminate improper Sunrise registrations