London, United Kingdom – (The Hosting News) – August 3, 2006 – Web hosting provider, global domain name registrar, and subsidiary of DomainPeople Inc., Hostway Corporation, is offering discounted .info domains through August.
Hostway Corporation will be reducing the price of first year new registrations of .INFO domain names, as part of a group-wide promotion. Neil Barton, Director of Hostway UK commented, ”The .info extension is probably the most undervalued of all the second tier Top Level Domain (after .com .net. .org) on offer in my opinion. 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.”
.info is a generic top-level domain intended for informative websites, although its use 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). .info has been the most successful of the seven new domain names, with over 3 million domain names registered up to mid-2006. In addition, over 1.6 million .info websites are in active and dedicated use.
As a generic, unrestricted domain name, anyone can use .info for any purpose, similar to .com, .net or .org domains. In fact .info is the first and only top-level domain that was explicitly created and chartered for unrestricted use, though various other TLDs have ended up that way as a de facto situation. .info means ”information” in 37 languages around the world, and is a neutral name.
.info domains are available from Hostway UK Ltd (www.hostway.co.uk) at a cost of Â£1.49 for 1 year. After the first year, the annual cost of renewal returns to Hostway’s standard price of Â£8.95 per year.
Hostway Corporation provides domain registration, web hosting, web design and online marketing services to more than 400,000 customers worldwide. Hostway helps individuals, small businesses and large enterprises achieve more value from state-of-the-art Web-based technologies by reducing their complexity and cost. Founded in 1998, according to Hostway, it is one of the five largest web hosting companies in the world with offices in North America (Chicago (HQ), Austin, Tampa and Vancouver), Europe (Belgium, France, Frankfurt, Hannover, London and Netherlands), Asia (Korea) and Australia (Sydney).
For more information about Hostway Corporation, please visit: www.hostway.com.