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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 …

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 …

September, 2009

  • 28 September

    Disney wins domain dispute, but was it worth the effort?

    Disney recently filed a complaint over the domain dealsdisney.info with the National Arbitration Forum. Arguing that the domain infringed on its trademark, the company won the case. But was it really worth the time and effort? Disney spent thousands of pounds in arbitration fees and employee time for a domain …

July, 2009

  • 28 July

    BodyBuilding.info sells for £8,228

    The .info domain extension usually doesn’t fair well at auction, but today is an exception with the sale of BodyBuilding.info for £8,228 ($14,500 USD). Compare that to BodyBuilding.net, which only fetched £2,785 ($4,750 USD) in 2005. Clearly this is a sign that domains have become much more valuable over the …

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 …