PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Moniker® and SnapNames®, both KeyDrive S. A. companies and leading providers of domain name solutions, announced today that Afilias Limited, the .INFO domain name registry, has chosen them to exclusively auction twenty-four premium .INFO domains. This online auction begins September 5 and ends October 10, 2013, at 3:15 pm PDT.
With over six million registered domains, .INFO is more than double the size of any other new generic TLD in the market today. The popularity of .INFO domains continues to be fueled by its ability to succinctly reach users during the crucial information-gathering phase – the "Zero Moment of Truth" – and beyond. Research continues to support the effectiveness of online information as a means to reach users; according to the PEW Research Center, over 90 percent of US adult Internet users employ search engines to find information. And 86 percent of those search engine users stated that they learned something new or important that really helped them or increased their knowledge.
"Afilias is pleased to have Moniker and SnapNames as the exclusive brokerage and auction platform for this set of top-notch .INFO domains," said Roland LaPlante, Senior Vice President and CMO, Afilias. "With more than 2.4 billion Internet users worldwide, content is king and growing daily, whether for health-related research, news or product information. And .INFO domains have enjoyed a key role in this content evolution, given their intuitive ability to signal 'fast access information' in languages around the world."
"On the Web today, catering to the instant information needs of the global population, is of increasing importance to the user experience. We believe .INFO domains have the unique ability to cater to multiple demographic cohorts by signaling relevant content to users," said Craig Snyder, CEO of Moniker and SnapNames. "Offering premium .INFO domains to individuals and businesses brings value to the marketplace by embracing user preferences. We are excited to leverage our technology, utilizing an equitable online auction format to bring them to the international market."
For more information reach us at:
- Email: auction[@]moniker.com
- Phone: 1-866-690-6279 (U.S. and Canada) and 503-241-8547 (Outside the U.S.)
- Auction list and participation details: https://www.snapnames.com/store/event.action?ig=1406
Featured domains include:
And more at: https://www.snapnames.com/store/event.action?ig=1406
About Moniker and SnapNames
Moniker® and SnapNames® offer registries, registrars, businesses and individuals an array of services for domain registration, acquisition, management, brokerage and sales. Moniker introduced the live domain name auction concept and is a top worldwide registrar. SnapNames pioneered and operates the largest online auction of expired and deleting domains, giving its customers access to the world's best selection and most valuable names every day. For more information, visit http://www.moniker.com and http://www.snapnames.com.
CONTACT: Media Contact CMO, Moniker and SnapNames Michele Van Tilborg, 954-861-3534Source: Moniker & SnapNames