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Afilias Opens .INFO Registrations to General Public

NEWTOWN, PA – September 12, 2001 — In keeping with the obligation to inform the general public, Afilias, the registry selected by ICANN to operate the new .INFO top-level domain (TLD), will be accepting registrations from the general public for .INFO domain names effective September 12.

"In the wake of yesterday's tragic events in New York and our nation's capitol, this communication is simply a matter of public disclosure," said Afilias' Chief Marketing Officer, Roland LaPlante. "Clearly all attention should be focused on the innocent victims, as well as their loved ones."

Requests for .INFO names must be received at the registry prior to the September 18 deadline in order to be included in the first batch of names to be awarded to the general public. After September 18, a second batch will be run, followed by an ongoing period of real-time registrations expected to begin in early October. .INFO names can be requested through more than 60 Afilias-authorized registrars. For a list of Afilias' authorized registrars, please visit