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Web Hosting Giant 1&1 Internet Offering Free .info Domains


By Derek Iwasiuk
March 02, 2006

Web users seeking to get that ideal domain name but frustrated by the lack of available .com extensions now have a new, free alternative. For a limited time, 1&1 Internet is offering .info domains at no charge for one year. 

“We have long trumpeted out commitment to giving users every resource they need for an optimal Web presence, and this is simply another example of that approach,” said 1&1 Chairman Andreas Gauger.  “As less .com domains are available, it is important to give people the flexibility and alternatives they need to still have the Web identity that’s best for them. This offer will allow more small businesses and individuals alike to make their distinct mark on the Internet.”

According to recent studies, Web users are increasingly gravitating to .info domains as a viable addition or alternative to .com addresses. One report stated that nearly 70 percent of the world’s most valuable brands—including the likes of MTV, BMW, Gap and Coca-Cola—maintain .info addresses. 

Overall, some 2 million .info domains have been registered worldwide and Gauger said there are still plenty to go around.

“As quickly as the .info extension has grown in popularity and acceptance, there is still a lot of room for new registrants to get their ideal address,” he said. “And for those that do have a .com extension, it’s very wise to register at .info as well. And now is the perfect time to do that with 1&1 because it’s free!”

For more information about 1&1’s free .info offer, contact



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