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This article is about the generic top-level domain. For the computer magazine, see .info (magazine). For other uses, see Info.

.info .info -- Where the world goes for information

Introduced 2001

TLD type Generic top-level domain

Status Active

Registry Afilias

Sponsor None

Intended use Informational sites

Actual use A variety of uses, many information, some held by speculators

Registration restrictions None

Structure Registrations at second level permitted

Documents ICANN registry agreement

Dispute policies UDRP, Sunrise Challenge Policy (SCP), Challenges of Last Resort (CLR)

Web site

.info (.information) is a generic top-level domain intended for informative websites, although its use is not restricted. It was a part of ICANN's highly publicized announcement, in late 2000, of a phased release of seven new generic top-level domains (gTLDs). The event was billed as the first addition of major gTLDs to the Internet since the DNS was developed in the 1980s. The seven new gTLDs, selected from over 180 proposals, were meant in part to take the pressure off the overcrowded .com domain.

.info has been the most successful of the seven new domain names, with over 4 million domain names registered up to March 2007. In addition, over 1.6 million .info websites are in active and dedicated use. In the immediate aftermath of September 11th, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority switched to the easier to remember



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