Afilias has released its 2010 .INFO annual report which recaps .INFO’s growth in 2010. The .INFO TLD has maintained its position as the top new TLD ever launched and is the seventh largest TLD on the Internet today with nearly 6.8 million domain names.
“.INFO now represents 44 percent of the registration market for new TLDs and is more than double the size of any other new TLD ever launched,” said Roland LaPlante, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Afilias. “.INFO’s success provides many lessons applicable to the launches of new TLDs to come. Afilias has been able to use our experiences with .INFO as a foundation for supporting the successful approval, launch and growth of more new TLDs than any other registry services provider.”
Key findings in the 2010 INFO annual report include:
- In 2010, .INFO saw a significant increase in domain names under management, growing nearly 30 percent from 2009 to over 6.8 million domain names registered.
- .INFO domains are now available at more than 360 registrars, representing more than 90 percent of the worldwide domain marketplace.
- The top regions for registrations continue to be North America (58 percent) and Europe (27 percent), but the Asia Pacific region is also gaining share of .INFO, and is currently home to 12 percent of .INFO registrations.
- Over 70 percent of .INFO registrations resolve to active websites -- that’s nearly 5 million .INFO websites worldwide.
“The growth of active sites coupled with continued growth in domain registrations portends a positive future for .INFO in 2011, when .INFO will cross the significant milestone of its tenth year of being available on the Internet,” added LaPlante.