June 27, 2001 the first .INFO domain was registered as afilias.info, Afilias is the company who operates the .INFO names. .INFO had the unique position of being the first ever unrestricted top-level domain. As the first new top-level domain .INFO was also a part of the first ever Sunrise Period ever run, and at the end of the Sunrise Period approximately 300,000 domain names had been purchased around the world.
.INFO domains are intended to be, as the name implies, informational. This leaves open a wide array of reasons why someone would be interested in a .INFO domain, from blogs, to educational sites, travel sites and more.
Of the seven new domain extensions introduced in 2000, to meet the growing demand for more domains on the web, .INFO has been the most successful, with over 6.5 million registered to date.
.INFO normally has a first year registration fee of $12.99, but is currently on sale for only $8.99 for the first year’s registration.