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.INFO Domain Crosses 4 Million Registrations

.INFO now supports over 1 million dedicated Web sites after passing 5 year anniversary

DUBLIN, IRELAND - 20 March 2007 - Afilias, a global provider of Internet domain name registry services, announced today that the .INFO generic top-level domain has reached over 4 million domain names under management, marking a significant milestone just months after crossing its fifth anniversary of real time registrations available to the public. The four millionth name, leger-europe2007.info, was registered in the United Kingdom by the registrar MelbourneIT.

"Afilias has built the most successful brand of the new top-level domains in .INFO and has provided an attractive and popular alternative to .com and other generic TLDs," said Roland LaPlante, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Afilias. ".INFO continues to be an Internet address that individuals and businesses choose to showcase their information on the Web. It is gaining popularity worldwide, increasing overall sales volume and even establishing itself as an emerging domain in the aftermarket and pay-per-click (PPC) markets."

To support this milestone, Afilias has issued a 4 Million Milestone analysis report that details updated insight on the .INFO domain. Key highlights include:

  • North America is the top market for .INFO domain sales (51 percent) with Europe in second place (38 percent).
  • The US is the top country for .INFO registrations (48 percent) followed by Germany (11 percent).
  • .INFO is now available for sale through 183 registrars, or domain name retailers, worldwide, which represent the vast majority of the domain business.
  • 74 percent of .INFO sites are active, including over 1 million dedicated sites.
  • The highest aftermarket sale on record for .INFO was NewYork.info which sold for over US$46,000 in September 2006. Both the number and value and the value of .INFO's in the aftermarket are growing.

The .INFO 4 Million Milestone Analysis report is available here.

.INFO is now the #6 largest domain on the Internet, and has enabled millions of registrants to get their preferred name in a domain that enjoys broad acceptance on a global scale.

About .INFO

.INFO was the first generic, unrestricted TLD to be launched since .com. Registrations in .INFO first became available in 2001. Since then, .INFO has grown to become the sixth largest TLD in the world with over 4 million registrations. 74 percent of .INFO registrations are being used on the Web either for a wide variety of purposes including dedicated sites, businesses, blogs, etc. .INFO currently contains over two million active sites and over 1 million dedicated Web sites. .INFO is also available in nine Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) scripts including German (DE), Polish (PL), Swedish (SV), Danish (DA), Hungarian (HU), Icelandic (IS), Latvian (LV), Lithuanian (LT), and Korean (KO). For more information visit www.info.info

About Afilias

Afilias, a fully integrated global provider of registry services, maintains international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, sales offices in London, England, sales and operational facilities in Toronto, administrative offices in the U.S. near Philadelphia, PA, and operational offices in New Delhi, India. Afilias provides a full range of registry services leveraging proven technology that is fast, reliable and secure. Afilias provides registry services support to the .ORG gTLD (under contract to Public Interest Registry), the .INFO gTLD and several country code and sponsored TLDs including .aero, .mobi, and .asia.

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Afilias has issued a 4 Million Milestone analysis report that details updated insight on the .INFO domain.
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