.info Domain

The domain name info is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) in the Domain Name System (DNS) of the Internet. The name is derived from information, though registration requirements do not prescribe any particular theme.

The info TLD was a response to ICANN's highly publicized announcement,[1] in late 2000, of a phased release of seven new generic top-level domains. The event was the first addition of major gTLDs since the Domain Name System was developed in the 1980s. The seven new gTLDs, selected from over 180 proposals, were meant in part to take the pressure off the com domain.[2]

The info domain has been the most successful of the seven new domain names, with over 5.2 million domain names in the registry as of April 2008. After the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York switched to the easier to remember mta.info website to lead users to latest information on schedules and route changes on the area's transportation services. ICANN and Afilias have also sealed an agreement for country names to be reserved by ICANN under resolution 01.92.[3]

info is an unrestricted domain, meaning that anyone can obtain a second-level domain under info for any purpose, similar to the com, net or org domains. This is in contrast to TLDs such as edu or coop. Info is the only top-level domain that was explicitly created and chartered for unrestricted use, though various other TLDs became that way as a de facto situation. Info stands for information in about 37 languages, and is a neutral name.

Afilias, the registry operator of both the info and aero top-level domains, has been aggressive in its marketing of the domain, with significant registrar incentives and outreach events.

This text was written in the article .info on Wikipedia and is available under the GNU Free Documentation License. A List of the authors is available on Wikipedia.

Available Suffixes
  • Registrations on second level (e.g. domain.info): yes
Useful information
  • Cancellation period 1 days
  • Whois Server whois.afilias.net
Contact Requirements
Available Types:
  • Owner has to be Person or Org
Transfer

Before the transfer can be started, please unlock the domain for transfer by the old registrar. The transfer has to be initiated through our system. A valid Authorization Code has to be provided to initiate a transfer successfully. You may obtain the authorization code from the old registrar. After the transfer is started successfully, the old registrar has to give an acknowledge to the transfer. If the old registrar will not respond within 5 days to the transfer, the transfer will be automatically acknowledged. Normally a transfer will be completed in 5 days.

Ownerchange

An Ownerchange is free of charge and can be performed easily in our system.


Nameserver
  • check: no
  • IP-Types: IPv4/IPv6
  • DNSSEC: yes
  • min. Nameserver: 2
  • max. Nameserver: 13
Restore

A Restore can be performed in our system up to 30 days after deletion.

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