Information on .INFO top-level domain

1-What is the .INFO top-level domain?
2-Who can register .INFO domain names?
3-Is .INFO universally recognized?
4-How can I get a .INFO domain name?
5-How much does a .INFO domain name cost?

6-How soon can I start using my domain name?
7-How do I find out if a .INFO domain name is available?
8-What if I encounter technical difficulty using a .INFO domain name?


What is the .INFO top-level domain?

.INFO is the Internet's first unrestricted top-level domain since .COM, which began use in 1985. Intuitive, easy to use, and universally recognized, .INFO domain names are your opportunity to reach a worldwide audience with information about you, your ideas, or your organization.

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Who can register .INFO domain names?

Anyone! There are no restrictions on who may register .INFO names. .INFO was created for general use around the world. Use your .INFO name for business, personal use, your organization - whatever you like.

Afilias makes no representations as to whether or not a particular domain name infringes upon any trademark or intellectual property rights.

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Is .INFO universally recognized?

Absolutely. Anyone anywhere in the world can reach .INFO domains through their Web browsers or e-mail.

.INFO has been created under the auspices of ICANN, the non-profit corporation that governs that management of the Internet's domain name system. ICANN designated Afilias as the official .INFO registry, responsible for administrating the .INFO TLD and turning it into a globally used resource.

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How can I get a .INFO domain name?

You can register .INFO domain names right here at ZID.com or through any Afilias-authorized .INFO registrar.

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How much does a .INFO domain name cost?

At ZID.com the cost for a domain name .INFO is $29.95 CDN per year. You can choose to pay for 1 to 10 years. This fee cover the use of your domain. The reason that we can offer this price is that we use an ICANN accredited registry to register your domain name.
How soon can I start using my domain name?
Once the registry has been updated, the information in our database is shared with the Internet's zone files worldwide. This sharing process is called "propagation," because the new information about your domain spreads or propagates across the Internet. The zone files are propagated frequently, every day of the year. We cannot control the rate at which the millions of name servers on the Internet are updated, but generally your domain should be available to Internet users within a very short period.

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How do I find out if a .INFO domain name is available?

To find out if a name is available - or to find out who registered a particular name - use our handy www.domain-name-canada.com/. This database contains every .INFO domain name in existence.

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What if I encounter technical difficulty using a .INFO domain name?
If you are having trouble setting up your domain name for use, you will want to call your registrar or your Internet hosting service, depending on your specific problem.
We have seen one case where a site's webmaster had his system check the site's e-commerce transaction page to make sure that the e-mail extension his customers typed was only two or three letters long. This was a well-intentioned attempt to make sure that people were not making typographical errors when entering their e-mail addresses. Checks such as this are obsolete, and are the responsibility of individual sites.
If you encounter such a problem while surfing the Internet, please report it in detail to the webmaster of the site in question, with a copy to support@zid.com




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