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12:01 am on Jun 4, 2017 (gmt 0)

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If you own a .info domain name, now's the time to renew it and if you've ever wanted a .info domain name, now's the time to get it. The reason is on July 1, 2017 at midnight UTC (which means June 30, 2017 at 5:00 PM PDT), prices on .info will be increasing by approximately 12% for all operations.


12% is roughly $1 US dollar more for .info domains. Everyone has until the end of June to lock in the current .info pricing.

[gandi.net...]
2:23 am on June 4, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I'll start saving now.
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Not worried about the $1 .... I've never heard many success stories re: INFO as a gTLD. Then again, never looked.
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IMO .info has a very bad rep as spammers.
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That was what was lurking about in my memory, then again, I've slept since then and the memory might e a bit foggy. Thanks!
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Afilias showcases .info domains here.

[info.info...]

I notice some domains on there got dropped and re-registered. :)

Currently .info registrations stand around 5.8 million registrations.

[domainstate.com...]

Usage rates are abysmal considering how long the .info extension has been around.

[hosterstats.com...]

In Germany they like .info domains.
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IMO .info has a very bad rep as spammers.
Yes, the bad rep is deserved... It took six months for me to convince my ISP to add a filter by domain extension, but they finally did it... and blocking .info has cut out about 90% of the email spam I receive.

Too bad, as .info had in theory some promise of being useful... but I had to recommed exampleinfo.com to a client over example.info, for obvious reasons.
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It took six months for me to convince my ISP to add a filter by domain extension, but they finally did it... and blocking .info has cut out about 90% of the email spam I receive.
You must have very unusual spam profile! Just checked one of the servers we look after which is currently getting about a million emails a month, and .info made up 0.25% of all spam today! Spamhaus have list of the worst TLDs here [spamhaus.org...]
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Spamhaus have list of the worst TLDs


I can see why they are there, seems most (all?) have been on a promo for less than a dollar for a year registration.

Seems like .info has been tainted from the beginning. There's a fair but churn and burn with them, like .com. I've 18 million .info's in a DB, so at least an order of magnitude larger than currently registered domains.
 

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