Is It Just Me Or Is .INFO Getting Hot?

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Lately I’ve been noticing some pretty strong .INFO sales and I think that’s pretty darn exciting. Things have been relatively quiet on the .INFO front over the last few years but 2013 feels like there’s new energy moving into this extension. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that companies are becoming more and more comfortable branding around TLDs besides .COM.

There’s no doubt that .CO and .ME have done an awesome job marketing their extensions and while .INFO has been a pretty silent player on the marketing-front I think these efforts have helped them as well.

I think this also gives a taste of what’s to come with the new gTLDs. While not every single one will take-off like a rocket ship, people are comfortable with non .COMs, and while they all want a .COM, sometimes a $10,000 – $20,000 .INFO, .CO or .ME name is a better bet than a $200,000+ .COM.

What do you think, is .INFO heating up?

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  • Snoopy July 9, 2013, 6:02 pm

    The only thing that has happened is some of the best .info names have been put up for auction. As far as values goes .info is way down, it has been a disastrous extension for investors. It peak around 2006 and I think has fallen maybe 80% since then.

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  • Leonard Britt July 9, 2013, 6:33 pm

    I would have to agree with Snoop on this one. The number of .info regs has been sliding for months. In late March the number of .info regs dropped below 7 million and is now around 6.6 million. Give it a matter of weeks and the number of regs will be at 6.5 million… Check Domain Counts & Internet Statistics for the stats.

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  • Robin July 9, 2013, 6:53 pm

    I have a few names were I have the .com, .ca and the .info. Much to my surprise the .info gets the most type in traffic and not just by a little but by a lot. These names are ones that lend themselves very well to an information type of request. I now take a second look at some .infos

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  • M. Menius July 9, 2013, 7:34 pm

    It seems that domain sales are picking up, .info included.

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