By Derek Iwasiuk
August 07, 2006
Web hosting provider Hostway has reduced
the prices of first year new registration of .info domain names. Now
registering a .info domain name costs £1.49 for 1 year. After the first
year the annual cost of renewal returns to the company's standard price
of £8.95 per year.
According to Neil Barton, Director of Hostway UK commented, the .info
domain is undervalued. "There is a clear and universally recognised
association between it, and the search for information about any given
topic, service, or organisation on the web, so it makes complete sense
to have one as part of your domain portfolio., said Mr. Barton.
.Info is a top-level domain intended to be used for informative and media
websites. Its use however is not restricted. It was a part of ICANN's
highly publicized announcement in late 2000 of a phased release of
seven new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs). There arecurrently about 3
million registered .info domains. 1.6 million of them lead to active
Hostway UK is part of the Hostway Corporation, a company established in
1996 and now one of the five largest hosting companies in the world.
It serves over 400,000
consumers and businesses worldwide offering shared web hosting services, dedicated
server management and domain name registration.