Why get a .info domain name?
Like many domain endings created in the 2000s and which are oriented towards a particular business sector (.immo, .hotel, etc.), .info was implemented in order to reduce the bottleneck on traditional domain endings like .com. This domain ending quickly saw great success positioning itself as the sixth most used domain ending in the world over the course of 2014.
A guaranteed international outlook with a .info domain name
Created as an abbreviation of the term "information," .info is understood around the world. It's frequently used by press websites, radio, and more generally online media. It's also a popular domain name for websites with an international scope because it's easily accessible the world over, including tourist information sites, tourism office websites, websites for certain cities or regions looking to promote themselves online, embassies, etc.
Promote your business with a .info domain name
Generally used in countries in North America and Europe, you can nonetheless find many .info domain names registered in Asia and in the Pacific. This international dimension lets you expand your target and promote your activity in several markets.
.info domain prices
- Renews the domains for the minimum allowed duration
- 60 days minimum after domain registration
Rules and particularities of .info domain names
.INFO with Gandi.net
Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by Afilias since September 2001
Number of domains registered by Gandi: over 26 000 .INFO as of September 1st 2010
Terms and conditions
Assigning: .INFO domain names are open to everyone
Syntax: from 3 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place)
IDN: not managed by Gandi
Registration period: 1 to 10 years
Second-level extensions: no
Renewal: domains are deactivated upon expiration. It is possible to renew up to 45 days following the expiration date
Change of Registrar: You must begin the process at your new registrar. Be sure that you have the domain's auth code (which you must get from the former registrar), and that the domain's status is not "TransferProhibited." A confirmation e-mail will be sent (FOA) to the e-mail address of the current owner of the domain. On average the processing time for this procedure can take from 1 to 10 days
Change of Ownership: available on our interface
Deletion process:quarantine of 30 days, see this table
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