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April, 2010

  • 26 April

    ICANN gives blessing for one and two-letter .infos

    1.info, 2.info, 3.info, 4.info… ICANN has given official approval to Afilias to sell one and two letter .info names, just like Neustar did with .biz several months ago. The one-letter .biz domains attracted a decent level of attention at auction. Considering that .info is much more popular extension, I wouldn’t …

February, 2010

  • 19 February

    Afilias seeks approval for one and two character .info names

    Afilias, the operator of the .info gTLD, is seeking permission from ICANN to allow the registration of one and two character .info domains. The names are currently reserved for administrative purposes. The .biz registry auctioned off its one and two character names several months ago with ICANN’s blessing, so Afilias’s …

  • 16 February

    Afilias buys .Mobi registry

    Afilias, a company well known for operating the .org and .info gTLDs, has purchased the .MOBI registry for an unknown sum. While Afilias has always been in charge of handling the technical aspects of the extension, this purchase gives it total ownership of the domain. While the company will leave …

December, 2009

  • 22 December

    Afilias releases annual .info report

    Afilias, the registry for the .info domain, has released its 2009 report on the TLD. The full document may be viewed at this location, but here’s a quick run-down: Out of all the TLDs, .info is the seventh-most popular. It makes up 40% of all new TLD registrations. There are …

November, 2009

  • 24 November

    German site thueringen.info wins .INFO Award

    Afilias has announced the winners of its new .INFO Awards. Coming in first place is thueringen.info, a travel portal for the Thuringia region of Germany. The owner of the site won a cash prize of $7,500. In second place is GPS-Tour.info and in third is Turkel.info. Each site won $5,000 …

  • 3 November

    Vote now in the .INFO Awards

    In an effort to promote the .info extension, registry Afilias is holding a contest for the best .info site. Ten finalists have been selected and the top three will split a $15,500 cash prize. Votes may be placed here. Polling will be available until November 6. The finalists are: http://www.turkel.info …

June, 2009

  • 23 June

    Columbia to Bring .Co TLD to World

    Weekly Video: Are you ready for the .co Revolution? from Domainvestor on Vimeo. When there was talk nearly a decade ago in 2000 about marketing Columbia’s .co TLD to the world, the state’s government turned the idea down. Many countries have made their domain extensions available in more developed countries …

May, 2009

  • 15 May

    Global Phishing Survey Is Too "Phishy" to Swallow

    The APWG, a committee dedicated to combating Internet scams and fraud, released what they call the Global Phishing Survey today. The report, which analyzed more than 30,000 phishing websites in 2008, can be downloaded here (PDF). The organization measured the prevalence of a given domain using the metric “phishing attacks …